James B. "Buck" McCabe is executive vice president, finance and chief financial officer for Chick-fil-A,
Inc., responsible for accounting, finance, treasury, taxation, employee benefits, risk management,
information technology, corporate administration, legal, and Cathy family financial planning.
Mr. McCabe began his career with the company in 1978 as corporate accounting manager. Soon after,
he was promoted to assistant controller, controller, vice president and then to vice president and chief
financial officer in 1982. He has been a member of the executive officer committee since 1980. He was
honored in 2008 by Atlanta Business Chronicle by being named CFO of the Year.
Prior to joining Chick-fil-A, Mr. McCabe spent four years as an auditor with international accounting
firm, Peat Marwick, which is now KPMG.
Mr. McCabe holds a master’s degree in business administration and an undergraduate degree in
accounting from The College of William & Mary. In 1991, Mr. McCabe graduated from the Harvard
Business School Advanced Management Program. He is a Certified Public Accountant and served his
country as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
Mr. McCabe attends a non-denominational Bible church and spent five years as a men’s group leader for
Bible Study Fellowship International. He is a current member and former Chairman of the Board on the
Fellowship of Christian Athletes' National Board of Trustees. He is active in the Atlanta Metro
Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Mr. McCabe serves on the board of trustees for The National
Christian Foundation. In 2008 he was selected to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Hall of
A native of Roanoke, Virginia, Mr. McCabe is married to the former Susan Metzger and has three
children, Karen, Jim and Nancy, and three grandsons.