Thomas G. Folliard

Tom is the founder and president of Corporate Finance Network, Inc., the owner of the Corpfin.Net web site. He has more than two decades of experience in corporate finance and development matters. In 1995 Tom founded Corporate Development Resources, Inc., a firm that helps early stage and middle market businesses with issues such as financial and business strategy, capital raising, retrenchment and business acquisitions and divestitures.

From 1989 to 1995 Tom was a Managing Director of Robert W. Baird & Co., a regional investment banking firm; and was founder and president of Baird Capital Partners, Baird's venture capital fund.

Prior to joining Baird, Tom was the V.P. of Finance (CFO), Treasurer and Controller of Bucyrus-Erie Company, a NYSE-listed manufacturer of mining, aerospace and industrial products. Previously, he was a consultant with KPMG Peat Marwick LLP's Washington, DC office; and a commercial lending officer with the Northern Trust Company in Chicago.

Tom received his undergraduate degree with honors (Beta Gamma Sigma) from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is a licensed CPA (Wisconsin), and a member of the AICPA and the Illinois and Wisconsin CPA societies. He has served as a director of several privately owned, early and later stage growth companies.

Please direct your questions, comments and suggestions regarding the site to Tom Folliard at tgf@corpfin.net.

James A. McCarthy

James is the principal programmer and designer of the Corpfin.Net software. He is experienced in the development of web-based applications using Perl, SQL, HTML, Javascript and other Internet technologies.

James was an early employee of ExecPC Internet, one of the Midwest's largest privately owned ISPs. From 1995 to 2000 he worked in various roles at the company including:

  • Programming and administration of FilePile, the World's Largest BBS's file collection placed on the Internet.

  • Working as a lead developer for ExecPC InterActive, the web design portion of the company.

  • Programming the entertainment scheduling software for the Summerfest web site which has been in use for over 4 years.

  • Leading a team of developers in the design and programming of a unified customer billing and support system for ExecPC/Voyager.net.