John W. Chidsey
John W. Chidsey was previously the chairman and chief executive officer of Burger King Corporation. Prior to being named CEO, he served as president and chief financial officer of the company. He has also served as president of the Americas and prior to this as president of North America.
Prior to his appointment at Burger King Corporation in March 2004, Mr. Chidsey served as chairman and CEO for two corporate divisions at Cendant: the Vehicle Services Division, a $5.9 billion division, which included Avis Rent A Car, Budget Rent A Car Systems, PHH and Wright Express, and the Financial Services Division, a $1.4 billion division that included Jackson Hewitt. Mr. Chidsey joined Cendant in 1996 as Senior Vice President, Preferred Alliances.
From 1992 to 1995 Mr. Chidsey served in various senior leadership positions with Pepsi. Most recently he served as the director of finance of Pepsi-Cola Eastern Europe and the chief financial officer of PepsiCo World Trading Co., Inc.
Mr. Chidsey holds a master’s of business administration degree in finance and accounting and a Juris Doctorate from Emory University, Atlanta, Ga, as well as a bachelor’s administration degree from Davidson College, Davidson, N.C. He serves on the Board of Instawares Holding Company in Atlanta, Georgia , and on the Board of Red Book Connect™, and on the Board of HealthSouth in Birmingham, Alabama, as well as on the Board of Trustees for Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina. Mr. Chidsey is a certified public accountant and a member of the Georgia Bar Association.