Big Shoes to Fill

CFO McCue steps into the CEO post at Big Foot Financial Corp.
Michelle GabrielleMarch 21, 2001
  • Big Moves For Big Foot: Big Foot Financial Corp., the holding company for Fairfield Savings Bank, announced that president and CEO George Briody would retire effective March 31, and will be replaced by CFO Timothy McCue. Michael Cahill, who is controller, will become CFO and SVP. The Long Grove, Ill.-based company also said that executive VP Gregory Opelka will retire as of March 31. In 2000, Briody earned $160,300 in salary, $22,145 in bonus and $23,473 in other compensation. In the same year, Opelka took home $115,110 in salary, $15,495 in bonus and $16,345 in other compensation. Also in 2000, McCue earned $109,551 in salary, $14,678 in bonus and $15,450 in other compensation.
  • Healthy Choice: Whole Living Inc. (dba Brain Garden), announced the appointment of Richard Wogksch as CFO. Before joining the American Fork, Utah-based whole-foods nutrition company, Wogksch was president of Sureal International. Before that, he was COO of Neways International.
  • The CFO is In: Medical products and pharmaceutical distributor Moore Medical Corp. named James Simpson executive VP and CFO. Simpson replaces Joe Savage, who left the New Britain, Conn.-based company last year. Simpson joins Moore Medical from C.S. Brooks Inc. where he served as executive VP and CFO of the privately held home textiles company.
  • A New Prescription: Akorn Inc., a maker of diagnostic and therapeutic pharmaceuticals, announced the appointment of Kevin Harris as CFO. The company’s current CFO, Rita McConville, has been appointed as corporate controller. Harris joins Akorn from E.J. Financial where he has served as director of taxes and planning since 1997. Harris also was CFO of NeoPharm Inc. until August 2000. In 1999, McConville took home $138,600 in salary, $33,301 in bonus and $3,333 in other compensation at the Buffalo Grove, Ill.- based company.
  • Now Showing: Preview Systems Inc., a E-commerce platform provider, announced that CFO Brad Solso, has resigned effective immediately to pursue other interests. VP and corporate controller Roger Rowe was promoted to the CFO post.
  • The Wright Stuff: Calico Commerce Inc., a provider of E- business applications, said that CFO Arthur F. Knapp Jr. has announced his resignation to spend more time with his family and pursue personal interests. Les Wright will be joining the San Jose, Calif.-based company as interim CFO. Wright’s experience includes CFO positions at such companies as Ask Group and Infoseek. In 2000, Knapp took home $125,125 in salary and $17,945 in bonus.