Ed Garden is Chief Investment Officer and a Founding Partner of Trian Fund Management, L.P. (“Trian”). Mr. Garden, along with Nelson Peltz and Peter May, founded Trian in November 2005. Trian invests in under-performing and undervalued public companies and looks to work constructively with the management and Board of Directors to create lasting shareholder value.
As Chief Investment Officer, Mr. Garden oversees all aspects of Trian’s portfolio management, idea generation, analyses and due diligence activities. Mr. Garden also typically leads, along with Messrs. Peltz and May, Trian’s engagement with the management teams and boards of directors at the companies in which it invests.
Mr. Garden currently serves on the board of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, where he is chair of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee. Mr. Garden also serves on the Board of Pentair plc and its Compensation Committee. Mr. Garden served as a director of The Wendy’s Company from December 2004 to December 2015 and of Family Dollar Stores, Inc. from September 2011 to July 2015. In October 2014, Mr. Garden was named to CNBC’s Next List composed of 100 next generation trailblazers expected to change the face of business over the next 25 years.
Previously, Mr. Garden served as Vice Chairman and a director of Triarc Companies, Inc., where he was also head of corporate development. Prior to joining Triarc, Mr. Garden was a Managing Director of Credit Suisse First Boston, where he had served as a senior investment banker and BT Alex Brown, where he was co-head of Equity Capital Markets.
Mr. Garden holds a B.A. in Economics from Harvard College.