Fitzsimmons to e.v.p, c.f.o. of Wendy's

by Eric Schroeder
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DUBLIN, OHIO — Wendy’s International, Inc. named Jay Fitzsimmons executive vice-president and chief financial officer. He will oversee the functions of accounting, finance, internal audit, tax, treasury and information technology. In addition, he will be a member of the strategic planning committee.

Mr. Fitzsimmons joins Wendy’s following a 12-year career at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., where he was senior vice-president and treasurer. Prior to Wal-Mart, he worked as a sell-side analyst covering the restaurant and hospitality industry. He also has been a senior officer and c.f.o. of several publicly and privately held restaurant companies, including S&A Restaurants, National Pizza Co. (the largest Pizza Hut franchisee), Sea Galley Stores and Flakey Jake’s.

Mr. Fitzsimmons received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago.

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