Mr. May 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. May has served as our non-executive Vice Chairman since June 2007. He also served as our President and Chief Operating Officer and as a director or manager and an officer of certain of our subsidiaries from April 1993 through June 2007.
Additionally, Mr. May has been President and a Founding Partner of Trian Partners since November 2005. From January 1989 to April 1993, Mr. May was President and Chief Operating Officer of Trian Group, Limited Partnership. From 1983 to December 1988, he was President and Chief Operating Officer and a director of Triangle Industries, Inc.
Mr. May has served as a director of Mondelēz International, Inc. since March 2018. He previously served as a director of Tiffany & Co. from May 2008 to May 2017.
Mr. May is actively involved with various civic organizations and serves as Chairman of the board of trustees of The Mount Sinai Health System in New York, Vice Chairman of the New York Philharmonic, a trustee of the New-York Historical Society, an emeritus trustee of The University of Chicago, a life member of the advisory council of The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a director of the Lincoln Center of the Performing Arts, a partner of the Partnership for New York City and a member of the executive council of No Labels, an organization that seeks to build a bipartisan centrist bloc in Congress.