Mr. Levato 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 June 1996 until September 2008, when Wendy’s International, Inc. merged with Triarc Companies, Inc. Mr. Levato also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company and certain of our subsidiaries from April 1993 to August 1996, when he retired from the Company. Prior to his tenure with the Company, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Trian Group, Limited Partnership from January 1992 to April 1993. From 1984 to December 1988, Mr. Levato served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Triangle Industries, Inc.
Joseph A. Levato