Chief Investment Officer
& Founding Partner

Ed Garden has been Chief Investment Officer and a Founding Partner of Trian since November 2005. Mr. Garden is currently a director of General Electric, where he is a member of the Finance & Capital Allocation Committee and Management Development & Compensation Committee, The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, where he is Chairman of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee and is a member of the Finance Committee and Risk Committee, and Legg Mason, Inc., where he is a member of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee.

Mr. Garden previously served as a director of The Wendy’s Company from December 2004 to December 2015, Family Dollar Stores, Inc. from September 2011 to July 2015, and Pentair plc from May 2016 to April 2018. 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 served as a senior investment banker and BT Alex Brown, where he was co-head of Equity Capital Markets.

Mr. Garden received a B.A. from Harvard College.


B.A., Harvard College

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