LUCI Names Its First CFO

LUCI, manufacturer of a smart sensor system for power wheelchairs, has named its first CFO.

Gerry Hayden head shot

Gerry Hayden

Gerry Hayden most recently served as CFO for HealthStream, a publicly traded company based in Nashville, Tenn. At LUCI, Hayden will oversee the company’s financial operations and long-term capital strategy, according to an Aug. 12 news announcement.

Barry Dean, LUCI’s CEO, said in the announcement, “We are thrilled to bring Gerry onto our growing team and to benefit from his rich experience and background within the healthcare technology companies. We continue to be very encouraged by the eager adoption of LUCI’s technology across the mobility industry. As we look to continue our growth, Gerry’s valuable insights will help guide LUCI’s strategy and decision-making during this important chapter for our company.”

“Having spent significant time with both a large, publicly traded healthcare company and smaller health-tech start-ups, I’m excited to join LUCI during such a unique time in their growth phase,” Hayden said in the announcement. “We are confident in the business plan and technology that helps bring smart and connected wheelchairs into this underserved sector of the market, and that is very exciting. This team has laid an impressive foundation in just a few years, and I am honored for the opportunity to help LUCI reach new levels of growth and success.”

Barry Dean and his brother, Jered, currently LUCI’s CTO, founded LUCI in 2020. The company has spent its first year forming a number of industry partnerships, including with National Seating & Mobility, Permobil, and Sunrise Medical.

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Laurie Watanabe is the editor of Mobility Management. She can be reached at

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