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Burger King Is Run By Children

Burger King s CEO Daniel Schwartz Is 33 Years Old Businessweek


Schwartz looks much as he did when he was a student on the dean’s list at Cornell University, all the way back in the Aughts. He had no experience in fast food before going to Burger King; he spent almost a decade on Wall Street after college. And he’s surrounded himself with a similarly eager and fresh-faced inner circle. Josh Kobza, the chief financial officer, is 28. He and Schwartz are usually joined on conference calls by Alexandre Macedo, Burger King’s ancient 36-year-old president for North American operations, and Sami Siddiqui, the head of investor relations, who’s 29. Only one of the four saw a day of the Seventies.

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Well, at least they know their customer, because they ARE their customer.

Is there some kind of issue with millenials running a food company?  I'd think as long as they are properly educated, they would be great for coming up with new food ideas instead of more of the same as burger king seems to have been doing for so long.

Age in and of itself isn't necessarily bad.

I think the article is critical because management doesn't know what it doesn't know.

I can only hope they learn quickly, BK has been a downward death spiral for years.

Why has it been in a downward death spiral?

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