Peter W. May

President & Founding Partner at Trian Fund Management LP

Peter W. May

Peter W. May

President & Founding Partner at Trian Fund Management LP

Overview
Career Highlights

Trian Fund Management LP
Triarc Companies, Inc.
Trian Group LP

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4602

Primary Location

New York

Number of Boards

25

Birthday

1943

Age

75

Number of Awards

3

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Chief Executive Officer & Founding Partner at Trian Fund Management LP

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Partner & Co-Founder at Ehrenkranz Partners LP

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Chief Executive Officer at The Related Companies, Inc.

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Professional at Alper Investments, Inc.

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Member, Executive Leadership Team at UJA-Federation of New York

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Former Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at The Wendy's Co.

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President & Director at The 92nd Street Y

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Controller, Administration & Finance at The 92nd Street Y

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Member, Board of Trustees at Northwestern University

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Senior Counsel at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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Child
Executive Director at Natural Capital Partners Europe Ltd.

Natural Capital Partners Europe Ltd. provides carbon consulting and environmental engineering services. Its services include carbon offsets, green power, water benefit certificates, stakeholder management and project catalyst. The company was founded by Daniel Morrell and Sue Welland in 1997 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Child
Pediatric Health Educator at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, Inc.

Founded in 1852, The Mount Sinai Hospital is a 1,171-bed, tertiary-care teaching facility acclaimed internationally for excellence in clinical care. U.S. News & World Report ranks Mount Sinai among the top hospitals nationwide. Mount Sinai also ranks in several specialties, and is top 10 in three of those: Geriatrics (#4), Gastroenterology (#9), and Ear, Nose & Throat (#10). The opening years of the 21st century found The Mount Sinai Medical Center struggling financially, but by the end of the Hospital’s 150th anniversary celebration in 2002/2003, steps had already been taken to chart a new course. In January 2003, Kenneth L. Davis, MD, Mount Sinai Class of 1973, was named Dean of the School of Medicine. On March 24th he was also named President and CEO of The Mount Sinai Medical Center. Four years later the two offices were split and Dennis S. Charney, MD became Dean. In 2010 the School reached a milestone when the Middle States Commission granted Mount Sinai initial accreditation to be a free-standing entity that would grant its own degrees – something the founders of the School had envisioned 50 years previously. In 2012 the name of the School was changed to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, to honor the lifetime generosity of Trustee Carl Icahn to Mount Sinai. That same year Mount Sinai celebrated the opening of a new clinical and research facility, the Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine.

Spouse
Member, Board of Trustees at Central Park Conservancy

Central Park Conservancy, Inc. maintains and develops the New York Central Park. They offer lawns pruning, trees fertilization, shrubs & flowers plantation, ball fields and playgrounds maintenance, graffiti removing, and monuments conservation. The firm also provides water bodies and woodlands sanitation, erosion control, drainage cleanliness, pollution control, and salvation prevention services. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Parent, Deceased
Former Member, Advisory Board of Trustees at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, Inc.

Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, Inc. provides health care services. It is acute care teaching hospital, providing a comprehensive range of health services to residents of southern Florida's Miami-Dade counties and surrounding areas. The medical center provides services ranging from maternity care and pediatrics to geriatric medicine. It offers health services including cardiology, cardiac surgery, oncology, pulmonary medicine, diagnostic imaging and rehabilitative care. The company was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Miami Beach, FL.

Education
MBA
Class of 1965

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is a graduate business school located in Chicago, Illinois, at the University of Chicago. Formerly known as the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Chicago Booth is the second-oldest business school in the U.S., the first such school to offer an Executive MBA program, and the first to initiate a Ph.D. program in business. The school was renamed in 2008 following a $300 million endowment gift to the school by alumnus David G. Booth. The school has the third-largest endowment of any business school. The school's flagship campus is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago on the main campus of the university. The school also maintains additional campuses in London and Asia (originally Singapore, but in July 2013 a move to Hong Kong was announced), as well as in downtown Chicago on the Magnificent Mile. In addition to conducting graduate business programs, the school conducts research in the fields of finance, economics, quantitative marketing research, and accounting. Chicago Booth is currently ranked first in the United States by Bloomberg Businessweek and first globally by the Economist.

AB
Class of 1964

The University of Chicago's Office of Investments (COI) is responsible for managing the University's investment assets, which includes overseeing the endowment to ensure that it benefits both current and future generations of the University of Chicago. COI oversees the broad investment strategy and provides input to the development of the strategic and tactical investment policies of the University & UCMC endowments, pension plans and self-insurance trust assets. Their strategy combines qualitative and quantitative analysis, seeking to achieve superior investment performance on a risk-adjusted basis. COI's approach seeks to evaluate the investment strategy as an integrated part of the operating plans of the University rather than in isolation and focuses the the University's overall success, not investment returns. The endowment is well-diversified across a variety of asset classes, including global stocks and bonds, real estate, natural resources, private equity, absolute return strategies and protection (tail-hedging strategies). Asset class exposure is achieved primarily by selecting and engaging external managers. COI manages the global macro and the overlay portfolio to ensure that the portfolio’s overall positioning is compliance with the endowment's investment guidelines. COI's strategies for investing in the public markets include: Absolute Return, Private Debt, Fixed Income and Credit. and Global Equities. COI's real assets team invests globally in real estate and natural resources using outside managers. The real estate portfolio invests globally in value-added and opportunistic strategies using both private partnerships and public vehicles. The natural resources portfolio invests globally in strategies that include, but are not limited to: oil and gas exploration & production; power generation; infrastructure; timber; mining and minerals; and agriculture.

Career History
President & Founding Partner
2005 - Current

Trian Fund Management typically invests in public companies with attractive business models that they believe trade significantly below intrinsic value primarily due to operating underperformance and/or under-management. The firm employs fundamental analysis, including equity valuation analysis and credit analysis. They seek to work with management and boards of directors to execute their strategic and operational initiatives designed to increase the long-term earnings power of the company. Trian Fund Management is an activist firm and is included in the SharkWatch50 as one the 50 most prominent activist investors.Trian’s Funds invest primarily in publicly-traded equity securities. However, they may also invest in a range of securities and instruments, including US and non-US equity and equity-related securities (including distressed investments), bonds, bank debt and other fixed income investments, futures, forward contracts, warrants, options, repurchase agreements, reverse repurchase agreements, bankruptcy and trade claims, swaps and other derivative instruments, currencies, commodities, money market securities and other cash equivalents. The Funds generally may take either long or short positions and most of the Funds may use leverage in connection with their activities. The Funds may also participate in going-private transactions and invest in privately-held companies.

President & Chief Operating Officer
1993 - 2007

Triarc Companies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a franchisor of the Arby's restaurant system in the United States and Canada. The company operates in two segments, Restaurants and Asset Management. The Restaurants segment owns and operates Arby's restaurants specializing in slow-roasted roast beef sandwiches

President & Chief Operating Officer
1989 - 1993

Trian Group LP is a private company headquartered in New York, NY, specializing in miscellaneous business credit institutions.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2018 - Current

Mondelez International, Inc. engages in the manufacture and marketing of snack food and beverage products. It operates through the following geographical segments: Latin America; Asia, Middle East, and Africa; Europe; and North America. Its products include beverages, biscuits, meals, chocolate, gum, and candy. Its brands include but not limited to Nabisco, Oreo, and LU biscuits; Cadbury, Cadbury Dairy Milk, and Milka chocolates; and Trident gum. The company was founded by James Lewis Kraft in 1903 is headquartered in Deerfield, IL.

Vice Chairman, Board of Directors
1993 - Current

The Wendy’s Company is the world’s third largest quick-service hamburger company. The Wendy’s system includes more than 6,500 franchise and Company restaurants in the U.S. and 27 other countries and U.S. territories worldwide.

Independent Director
2008 - 2017

Tiffany & Co. is a holding company, which through its subsidiaries, engages in manufacture and sale of jewelry merchandise. The firm also sells timepieces, leather goods, sterling silver goods, china, crystal, stationery, fragrances, and accessories. It operates through the following geographical segments: Americas, Asia-Pacific, Japan, Europe, and Other. The Americas segment operates in U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and Chile. The Asia-Pacific segment consists of China, Korea, Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Thailand. The Japan segment comprises of 50 stores located within department stores. The Europe segment includes the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Ireland, and Russia. The Other segment covers retail sales and wholesale distribution in the emerging markets region, wholesale of diamonds, and licensing agreements. The company was founded in 1837 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Chairman, Board of Trustees
Current

The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health care system providing exceptional medical care to our local and global communities. Encompassing the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and seven hospital campuses in the New York metropolitan area, as well as a large, regional ambulatory footprint, Mount Sinai is acclaimed internationally for its excellence in research, patient care, and education across a range of specialties. The Mount Sinai Health System was created from the combination of The Mount Sinai Medical Center and Continuum Health Partners, which both agreed unanimously to combine the two entities in July 2013.

Vice Chairman, Board of Directors
Current

New York Philharmonic provides live theatrical presentations. The company was founded in 1842 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Member, Board of Trustees
Current

The University of Chicago's Office of Investments (COI) is responsible for managing the University's investment assets, which includes overseeing the endowment to ensure that it benefits both current and future generations of the University of Chicago. COI oversees the broad investment strategy and provides input to the development of the strategic and tactical investment policies of the University & UCMC endowments, pension plans and self-insurance trust assets. Their strategy combines qualitative and quantitative analysis, seeking to achieve superior investment performance on a risk-adjusted basis. COI's approach seeks to evaluate the investment strategy as an integrated part of the operating plans of the University rather than in isolation and focuses the the University's overall success, not investment returns. The endowment is well-diversified across a variety of asset classes, including global stocks and bonds, real estate, natural resources, private equity, absolute return strategies and protection (tail-hedging strategies). Asset class exposure is achieved primarily by selecting and engaging external managers. COI manages the global macro and the overlay portfolio to ensure that the portfolio’s overall positioning is compliance with the endowment's investment guidelines. COI's strategies for investing in the public markets include: Absolute Return, Private Debt, Fixed Income and Credit. and Global Equities. COI's real assets team invests globally in real estate and natural resources using outside managers. The real estate portfolio invests globally in value-added and opportunistic strategies using both private partnerships and public vehicles. The natural resources portfolio invests globally in strategies that include, but are not limited to: oil and gas exploration & production; power generation; infrastructure; timber; mining and minerals; and agriculture.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$2.5M - $5M
2015

Carnegie Hall’s mission is to present extraordinary music and musicians on the three stages of this legendary hall, to bring the transformative power of music to the widest possible audience, to provide visionary education programs, and to foster the future of music through the cultivation of new works, artists, and audiences.

$500K - $1M
2015

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. provides entertainment services. It offers dance, music, film, opera, theater, family, and festivals and programs. The company was founded by Dwight D. Eisenhower on May 14, 1959 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

$2.5M - $5M
2014

Carnegie Hall’s mission is to present extraordinary music and musicians on the three stages of this legendary hall, to bring the transformative power of music to the widest possible audience, to provide visionary education programs, and to foster the future of music through the cultivation of new works, artists, and audiences.

Political Donations
$2,700
2017

Senator from Connecticut

$2,700
2015

Representative from New York's 17th Congressional District

$2,000
2014

Strategic Business Development Advisor at Pilot Growth Management LLC

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Trian SPV VIII LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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TRIAN PARTNERS STRATEGIC CO-INVESTMENT FUND-A, L.P. raised money in a private placement transaction

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TRIAN PARTNERS STRATEGIC INVESTMENT FUND-A, L.P. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Awards & Honors
Rank #120
2014
Crain's New York Business - Most Connected New Yorkers
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
CPA (Certified Public Accountant)