Senior Management

Roland C. Smith
President and Chief Executive Officer
Biography PhotoRoland C. Smith
President and Chief Executive Officer


Roland Smith, 55, is an experienced senior executive having served as President and Chief Executive Officer of both public and private companies for more than 13 years and on numerous boards. He was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Wendy's/Arby's Group, Inc. and Chief Executive Officer of Wendy's International, Inc. in September 2008. In previous roles, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Triarc Companies, Inc., Chief Executive Officer of Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc... 

Steve Farrar
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of North America
Steve Farrar
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of North America
Stephen E. Hare
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Biography PhotoStephen E. Hare
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


Stephen E. Hare is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Hare was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Triarc from September 2007 through September 2008. Mr. Hare also served as Chief Financial Officer of Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc. since June 2006. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President of Cadmus Communications Corp. and the President of Publisher Services Group, a division of Cadmus, from January 2003 to June 2006. He served as Executive Vice Pres... 
John D. Barker
Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer
Biography PhotoJohn D. Barker
Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer


John D. Barker is Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer and has held the position for Wendy’s/Arby’s Group since September 2008. Mr. Barker previously served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations at Wendy’s, and joined the company in May 1996 as Vice President of Investor Relations. Mr. Barker was Manager of Investor Relations and Financial Communications for American Greetings Corp. in Cleveland from 1992-1996. He held positions as a business editor... 
Hala Moddelmog
President, Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc.
Biography PhotoHala Moddelmog
President, Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc.


Hala Moddelmog, 54, President of Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc., is a seasoned restaurant industry executive who has extensive experience leading successful, high performance organizations.  Named Arby’s President in May 2010, Ms. Moddelmog's extensive leadership background includes service from 2006-2009 as President and Chief Executive Officer of Susan G. Komen for the Cure,  the nation’s leading grassroots network working to eradicate breast cancer.  Previously, Ms. Modd... 

Sharron L.  Barton
Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Biography PhotoSharron L.  Barton
Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer


Sharron L. Barton is Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. Ms. Barton was Chief Administrative Officer of Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc. from July 2005, following Triarc's acquisition of RTM Restaurant Group, Inc. ("RTM"), through September 2008. Previously, she served as RTM's Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer from June 2001 to July 2005. Ms. Barton began with RTM in 1977. Ms. Barton also serves as a trustee of the Arby’s Foundation.... 
Steven B.  Graham
Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer
Biography PhotoSteven B.  Graham
Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer


Steven B. Graham is Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Graham was Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Triarc from September 2007 through September 2008. Mr. Graham also served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller of Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc. From October 2006 through December 2006, he served as Vice President, Assistant Corporate Controller of ARG. Mr. Graham served as Corporate Controller at Princeton Review LLC from April 2006 to September... 
Darrell G. van Ligten
Senior Vice President, Strategic Development
Biography PhotoDarrell G. van Ligten
Senior Vice President, Strategic Development


Darrell G. van Ligten is Senior Vice President, Strategic Development for Wendy's/Arby's Group. Prior to joining the Company in February 2009, Mr. van Ligten was a founding partner of Regent Golf. Mr. van Ligten served as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Operation Services of American Golf Corp. from 2003 to 2006. He served as General Manager, Toybox Group at Toys R Us, Inc. from 2001 to 2003. Prior to 2001, Mr. van Ligten held positions in Strategic Planning and Marketing at Yum! Bra... 

J. Clete McGinty
Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer
J. Clete McGinty
Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer


J. Clete McGinty is Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief People Officer, a position he has held since 2008. McGinty previously served as Vice President of Human Resources for Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. from July 2005 to September 2008.

He joined Arby’s as Director of Employment and Litigation Counsel in December 2002. Prior to joining Arby’s, Mr. McGinty worked in the Labor and Employment practice group as an associate for Alston and Bird, LLP in Atlanta from 1997 t... 
Gerard Lewis
Senior Vice President of Culinary Innovation
Gerard Lewis
Senior Vice President of Culinary Innovation
R. Scott Toop
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
R. Scott Toop
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary