Mr. Garden has been Chief Investment Officer and a founding partner of Trian Fund Management, L.P. (“Trian”), a multi-billion dollar alternative investment management firm, since November 2005. He has served as a director of the company since 2014.
Mr. Garden served as a director of Family Dollar Stores, Inc., a discount retailer, from September 2011 until its acquisition by Dollar Tree, Inc. in July 2015, and as a director of The Wendy’s Company from December 2004 to December 2015. Mr. Garden has also entered into an agreement with Pentair plc, pursuant to which at its 2016 annual general meeting of shareholders, Pentair will recommend to its shareholders that they approve an amendment to increase the size of the board by one director and immediately after such approval, Pentair will appoint Mr. Garden as a director to fill the vacancy. Previously he served as Vice Chairman and a director of Triarc Companies, Inc. from December 2004 through June 2007 and Executive Vice President from August 2003 until December 2004. From 1999 to 2003, Mr. Garden was a managing director of Credit Suisse First Boston, where he served as a senior investment banker in the Financial Sponsors Group. From 1994 to 1999, he was a managing director at BT Alex Brown, where he was a senior member of the Financial Sponsors Group and, prior to that, co-head of Equity Capital Markets. Mr. Garden graduated from Harvard College with a B.A. in Economics.
Skills and Expertise:
Experience in finance
Expertise in financing, operating and investing in companies
Extensive service on the boards of several large public companies