The Wendy’s Company today announced the appointment of R. Scott Toop, 57, as senior vice president, general counsel, secretary, and a member of its Executive Leadership Team, effective today. Toop will report to Wendy’s President and Chief Executive Officer Emil Brolick.
A proven leader with extensive strategic legal and business experience, Toop has served as EVP and general counsel for Tim Hortons Inc., in Oakville, Ontario, since 2009.
During his tenure with Tim Hortons, he provided oversight of global legal functions, led the development of corporate and international strategic plans, and successfully re-aligned the legal team to more effectively support the firm’s business units.
Prior to joining Tim Hortons, Toop worked for 12 years at Yum! Brands, Inc. and its predecessor, Tricon Global Restaurants, Inc.
At Yum! and Tricon, he served from 2005 to 2009 as vice president and associate general counsel, and from 1997 to 2005 as vice president and general counsel, Kentucky Fried Chicken.
While at Yum!, Toop was a three-time recipient of the Chairman’s recognition award for outstanding performance.
“I have known Scott for many years and I highly respect his legal expertise, business acumen, and passion for excellence,” Brolick says. “He is a five-star performer. Scott’s extensive global restaurant experience will be invaluable to our leadership team, board of directors, and entire organization as we work to grow the Wendy’s brand.”
Toop’s background also includes extensive experience with PepsiCo, Inc., where he served as vice president and division counsel, Kentucky Fried Chicken; International Counsel; and attorney for Pepsi-Cola Bottling Group. Prior to joining PepsiCo, he served as a corporate associate with Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine in New York City.
Toop holds a J.D. and an M.B.A. from Duke University and an A.B. from Hamilton College, Clinton, New York.