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For Bare Feet Announces Hire of New CFO

February 17, '23

Feb. 16, 2023 – For Bare Feet, LLC (“For Bare Feet”) and its owner Taglich Private Equity, LLC (“TPE” or “Taglich Private Equity”) announces the hiring of new Chief Financial Officer of For Bare Feet, John Janczak, effective immediately. 

Janczak comes to For Bare Feet with over ten years of experience as a CFO and over 25 years working in financial leadership. Most recently, Janczak served as CFO at Zebco Brands, a subsidiary of Rather Outdoors, a leading global distributor of fishing equipment & accessories. Along with extensive private equity experience, Janczak is highly qualified in strategy, budgeting, forecasting, and building operational efficiencies.

“I’m thrilled to join For Bare Feet as CFO,” said Janczak, “The evolution of For Bare Feet has been impressive and I can’t wait to support the team in continued success and growth as an industry leader.”

For Bare Feet CEO Steve Smits, also previously with Zebco Brands, has worked alongside Janczak and has witnessed his strategic vision and leadership firsthand.  

“We’re excited to have John joining us. He brings a distinguished track record as a CFO, and I’m confident he’ll hit the ground running,” said Smits, CEO of For Bare Feet, “John will provide excellent financial leadership and guidance as we continue to transition and integrate new opportunities, technologies and processes.”

Janczak takes over the role, effective immediately, from John Corrigan, who has served as For Bare Feet’s CFO for the last four years.

“We thank John Corrigan for his leadership and dedication and wish him the best as he transitions to a new career in CFO Consulting for newly acquired companies,” said Smits. 

The two will work closely on a transition plan through February, along with PRO Compression and Taglich Private Equity. 


About For Bare Feet, LLC:
Founded in 1984, For Bare Feet has grown into an industry-leading provider of socks, with licenses in all major sport leagues and other brands. For Bare Feet became a Taglich Broth­ers Private Equity Company in 2018. As a dominant wholesaler through the decades, For Bare Feet’s growth has evolved into offering those same high-quality products and services directly to consumers through and beyond.

About Taglich Private Equity LLC:
Taglich Private Equity LLC is a middle-market private equity sponsor that has completed buyouts and add-on acquisitions totaling over $650 million since 2001. TPE works closely with Taglich Brothers, Inc., a FINRA Broker/Dealer, to finance their investments. Taglich Brothers is currently managing over $600 million of capital and with TPE has made over 20 private equity platform investments and over 20 additional add-on investments. More information on TPE can be found at their website (