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Suzie Thuerk

Chief Accounting Officer

Suzie Thuerk has served as Chief Accounting Officer for The Wendy’s Company since January 2023.

She leads the Company’s accounting operations, including oversight of Wendy’s public financial filings and international subsidiaries.

Suzie has been with Wendy’s since 2014, serving in various accounting and finance roles of increasing responsibility. Most recently she was Vice President – Accounting. Previously, she worked in financial planning and analysis for Bath & Body Works and held accounting roles at Limited Brands and PwC.

During her time at Wendy’s, Suzie supported the Company’s first Whole Business Securitization financing in 2015, building the model for the management fee still used today. In 2019, she led the successful implementation of the Company’s new lease accounting standard.

A former college athlete, Suzie’s leadership style is to operate like a team captain. She helps her team achieve success through her own efforts and by helping each individual reach their potential.

She also values the opportunity to mentor colleagues on their career journeys. She says one of her most memorable achievements at Wendy’s was serving as a co-chair for the Women of Wendy’s employee resource group.

She and other Company volunteers created a Women’s Leadership Development program, which provided high potential female leaders with coaching and resources to accelerate their development and advancement.

Her favorite Wendy’s food is the Spicy Chicken Sandwich – which you’ll usually find her grabbing for lunch on Fridays.

Suzie holds a Master of Accounting degree from The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business.