Movers & Shakers Featured

5:51am EDT March 23, 2005
LaSalle Bank Corp. named Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Thomas M. Goldstein as chairman, president and chief executive officer of its subsidiary, ABN AMRO Mortgage Group. Goldstein also assumes responsibility for the company's mortgage and home equity lines of business.

Goldstein joined LaSalle Bank in 1998 as a group senior vice president in the finance division before being named executive vice president in 2001. In 2002, he was named CFO, and in 2004, was promoted to senior executive vice president.

Prior to joining LaSalle Bank, he was with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter for 10 years, where he held positions in treasury, investor relations and financial operations. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Goldstein worked in mergers and acquisitions for Manufacturers Hanover. He also worked at Pfizer Inc.

Goldstein replaces retiring ABN AMRO Mortgage Group chairman Scott K. Heitmann. Goldstein continues to report to Norman R. Bobins, president and CEO of LaSalle Bank Corp., and remains a member of the LaSalle Bank Corp. Executive Committee.

ABN AMRO Mortgage Group Inc. is one of the largest loan originators and loan servicers in the United Sates.


Corbett Accel Healthcare Group appointed Phila Broich executive vice president, chief talent officer.

Prior to joining Corbett Accel, Broich worked as a consultant for IBM's Business Consulting Services Practice. Previously, she worked for J. Brown & Associates, a subsidiary of Grey Advertising, as senior vice president, director of operations and organizational development. Broich also worked for Tatham Euro RSCG as a broadcast business supervisor and at Darcy Masius Benton & Bowles as a senior production coordinator.

Broich completed a double major in mass communications and theatre at Western Illinois University and holds a master's of fine arts degree from the California Institute of the Arts and a master's of science in organizational development from Loyola University.


CCC Information Services Group Inc. named Andrew G. Balbirer executive vice president and chief financial officer. Balbirer succeeds interim chief financial officer David L. Harbert.

Balbirer most recently held the position of CFO at Information Resources Inc., a provider of content and analytic services to consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers.

Prior to Information Resources, Balbirer held executive positions with Specialty Foods Corp. where he was CFO as well as CEO and COO for two of its businesses. He also spent 13 years with The NutraSweet Co., a division of Monsanto Co., where he served in various roles including CFO and general manager of NutraSweet's consumer business. Balbirer earned an MBA degree at Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a bachelor of science degree in business administration at the University of Missouri. He is a certified public accountant.


USF Corp. appointed Glenn R. Richter to its board of directors. Richter is executive vice president and chief financial officer for Sears, Roebuck and Co., where he is responsible for the company's financial reporting, planning and business development functions. He also leads Sears' strategy, information technology, credit and financial services, real estate and continuous improvement initiatives.

Richter joined Sears as vice president and controller in 2002, and held the position of vice president of finance. Prior to joining Sears, he held senior financial positions at Dade Behring International and PepsiCo. Earlier in his career, he was a consultant at McKinsey and Co.

Richter holds a bachelor's degree from George Washington University and an MBA from Duke University.


Oce, a global leader in digital document management and delivery solutions, appointed Dale Drufke and Jack McNulty vice presidents of Oce Digital Document Systems and Oce Wide Format Printing Systems, respectively.

Drufke is vice president, business controlling, for the Oce Digital Document Systems division (DDS) of Oce North America Inc. He operates the financial activities of the division, including budgeting, expense control, reporting and analysis. He joins DDS from Oce Wide Format Printing Systems (WFPS), where he was vice president, business controlling. Previously, Drufke was vice president, finance for Oce-USA.

McNulty is vice president, business controlling, for the WFPS division of Oce North America Inc. He operates the financial activities, including budgeting, expense control, reporting and analysis. He previously served as financial controller, Oce North America Inc. He has also been controller for Oce Imaging and financial controller for Oce-USA Inc.


Donald Davidson joined Cognitive Concepts Inc. as vice president of sales. Davidson directs the company's sales strategy; recruits, builds and manages a nationwide sales team; and strategically grows the company's revenue and profit.

Throughout his career, he has dramatically grown revenue and profits, developed new markets and niches, created programs and built, managed and motivated teams to achieve challenging business goals. Prior to joining CCI, Davidson held executive positions at Riverdeep, The Learning Co., Pearson Inc., Advanced Access, Jostens Learning Corp., ESC and Arista.