Chairman of the Board
Mr. Peltz has been a director of the Company since September 2008 when the Company commenced its current business, the ownership and franchising of the Wendy’s restaurant system. He served as a director of the Company’s predecessor companies from April 1993 until September 2008, when Wendy’s International, Inc. merged with Triarc Companies, Inc. Mr. Peltz has served as our non-executive Chairman since June 2007. He also served as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and as a director or manager and an officer of certain of our subsidiaries from April 1993 through June 2007. Additionally, Mr. Peltz has been Chief Executive Officer and a founding partner of Trian Fund Management, L.P. (“Trian Partners”), a management company for various investment funds and accounts, since November 2005. From January 1989 to April 1993, Mr. Peltz was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Trian Group, Limited Partnership, which provided investment banking and management services for entities controlled by Mr. Peltz and Peter W. May. From 1983 to December 1988, Mr. Peltz was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Triangle Industries, Inc., a metals and packaging company.
Mr. Peltz has served as a director of Mondelēz International, Inc. since January 2014, Sysco Corporation since August 2015 and The Madison Square Garden Company since September 2015. Mr. Peltz previously served as a director of H. J. Heinz Company from September 2006 to June 2013, Ingersoll-Rand plc from August 2012 to June 2014, Legg Mason, Inc. from October 2009 to December 2014 and MSG Networks Inc. from December 2014 to September 2015.
Mr. Peltz is actively involved with various civic organizations and serves as Honorary Co-Chairman of the board of trustees and Chairman of the board of governors of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a member of the honorary board of directors of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, a member of the board of overseers of the Weill Cornell Medical College and Graduate School of Medical Sciences, a member of the board of overseers of The Milken Institute and a member of the board of trustees of the Intrepid Museum Foundation.
Mr. Peltz is the father of Matthew H. Peltz, a director of the Company.