ed-haywardEd Hayward CEO

Ed Hayward has extensive experience in all facets of executive management. He has over fifteen years experience working with major corporations, their leadership and staff in implementing complex data base and project management systems.

Mr. Hayward was recruited by Heinz Corporation in 1998 as a General Manager and moved to New Zealand. His GM appointment was specific to overseeing the physical move of an entire food processing facility from Japan to New Zealand. His responsibilities included oversight of all digital communication, database systems, project management software implementation, product production processing and supply chain management.

Mr. Hayward founded Xecutive Consulting in 2001. His firm continues to provide international consultative and executive search services to businesses engaged in the Pacific Rim. He is multilingual, having lived and worked in Asia for 10 years. A partial list of Xecutive Consulting clientele includes:

  • Bosch
  • Mitsubishi
  • Toyota
  • DANA
  • Honda(America)
  • Magna


jerry-haywardJerry Hayward CTO

Jerry Hayward created and patented the CipherTooth Technology. His career has centered on providing automated software solutions to “known critical problems” within industries. Nearly all of Jerry’s designs include security measures within each program created.

Mr. Hayward also founded Convertabase in 2002. He invented and patented the Convertabase Technology, which is a visual object oriented work flow process automation tool. The technology converts ODBC, Text files, Excel files, COBOL Files, scrapes data from web sites, and FTP files to and from any data base such as Sybase, Oracle, Sequel Server, MySQL, etc. The software is completely automated and requires no programmer or code to be used.

The scope of Jerry’s work covers everything from concept, design, authorship and patents, to product evaluation and large data conversion projects. Below is a partial list of companies and projects that have utilized Jerry’s technologies and services.

  • Arydyme-wrote Kerberos Security System (Security Authentication)
  • Gazelle Systems- Shrink Wrap Software Utilities (Designed QDOSIII-Visual Shelf for DOS)
  • LRS- wrote Pension Gold- Software Pension Management System
  • PowerQuest- Auto Conversion Data Access Controls
  • SoftOne, LearnFrame and PeopleSoft- CBT System Tools
  • NASA
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Database Conversion Systems and Process Automation
  • KLA Tencor and large Data Conversion Contracts
  • Thompson Learning
  • CombineNet

Steven Lund, partner

Steve has joined CipherTooth as a partner.

A senior executive with 25 years experience in sales, marketing, and business development with Cisco, Apple and HP. Steven has funded and launched four technology companies. Most recently, Steven was the World Wide Director of Business Development for Cisco where his team drove global adoption of Smart Cloud services, a $2B business leveraging big data analytics to provide complete visibility of every device on the network. Prior to Cisco, Steven was President of Primex Wireless, a leader in the healthcare market providing cloud based sensor communication for IoT facility management. Steven was also the COO at Resilient Networks and has held senior business development, sales, and product management positions at HP and Apple. Steven holds a Masters in Architecture from the University of Utah and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from BYU.