Daniel Schwartz is the CEO of Restaurant Brands International, which owns Burger King, Tim Horton’s, and Popeyes.
Schwartz started at the investment firm 3G Capital, which appointed him CFO as Burger King before promoting him to CEO of the company in 2013, when he was only 32.
Schwartz also seeks out young talent to develop internally, which he says encourages a meritocracy.
He credits his quick but successful advancement to not being afraid to ask questions and rely on others.
Daniel Schwartz is the CEO of Restaurant Brands International. It’s the parent company of Burger King, Tim Horton’s, and Popeyes.
He started out his career at the investment firm 3G Capital. In 2010, when he was only 29, the firm’s managing partner, Alex Behring, took a big chance on him, by making him chief financial officer of Burger King. At the time, he had almost no management experience.
Now, Schwartz is returning the favor, betting on young talent to lead his businesses.
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Transcript edited for clarity.
Daniel Schwartz: When we bought the business, Alex had suggested that I join as CFO, which is a pretty big position, especially for someone who didn’t really have all that much experience, and by all that much, I mean, like none, right?
Richard Feloni: Had you ever been a manager of anything?
Schwartz: I managed one analyst at 3G.
Feloni: It was big leap.
Schwartz: Yeah, it was definitely. It was a change in role for me. Just to give you a sense of how naive I was, I never worked in a company before. When people were talking and the folks at 3G …read more
Source:: Business Insider