Mr. May has served as President and a Founding Partner of Trian Fund Management, L.P. (“Trian”), an investment management firm, since November 2005. He also served as President and Chief Operating Officer and a director of Triarc Companies, Inc. (now known as The Wendy’s Company), a holding company for various consumer and industrial businesses, from April 1993 to June 2007, and has served as its non-Executive Vice Chairman since June 2007.
Prior to that, Mr. May served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Trian Group, Limited Partnership, which provided investment banking and management services to entities controlled by Mr. May and Nelson Peltz, from January 1989 to April 1993 and as President and Chief Operating Officer of Triangle Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of packaging products, from 1983 to December 1988.
- Mr. May has extensive investment, financial and leadership experience as President and a Founding Partner of Trian, working with management teams and boards of directors, as well as acquiring, investing in and building companies. He has a deep understanding of the capital markets. He also has strong relationships with institutional investors and within the investment banking/capital markets.
- Mr. May has considerable experience with large, complex food service organizations such as The Wendy’s Company, with a focus on operational efficiency and effectiveness.
- Mr. May has extensive public company board and corporate governance experience. He is a director of The Wendy’s Company. He is a former director of Tiffany & Co. from 2008 to 2017