Kurt Kane has been promoted to president of Wendy's U.S. market and chief commercial officer. In his role, he oversees Wendy's culinary innovation, digital experience organization, brand marketing and advertising teams – the cornerstone of which is a unique brand voice that distinguishes Wendy's from competitors and is viewed as a trend-setting innovator across many industries.
Prior to joining the Company in May 2015, Kurt held several leadership positions within the food and beverage space that provided him with a broad and deep perspective on how to connect effectively with customers. Previously, he worked at Yum! Brands, Inc. where he was Global Chief Marketing and Food Innovation Officer for Pizza Hut. And before joining Yum! Brands, Kurt held brand marketing leadership positions with Frito-Lay, Inc., Molson Coors Brewing Company, and The Procter & Gamble Company. Kurt also served as an Air Defense Artillery Officer in the 4th Infantry Division.