Dan Collins - Principal

Dan is a senior finance executive with over 35 years' experience in the restaurant and financial services industries. Most recently, Dan was Senior Vice President and Treasurer of The Wendy's Company, having responsibility for all capital-raising activities, cash and debt management, mergers and acquisitions, corporate development, franchising, refranchising, and development activities for this +$3 billion market cap company. 

Dan has extensive experience in the formation and implementation of corporate strategy for both public and private companies. These strategies include growth initiatives, capital allocation and prioritization, and corporate finance alternatives. 

Prior to Wendy's, Dan held similar roles with the combined Wendy's/Arby's group, Triarc Industries, and Arby's, Inc.  Additionally, he spent 8 years as Senior Vice President of Finance for RTM Restaurant Group, which was the largest franchisee in the Arby's system with over 900 restaurants, as well as several regional quick service restaurant brands. Dan also has 15 years of middle market lending experience, including extensive exposure to both restaurant operating companies and franchisees.  

Dan graduated from the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and Finance.

303-680-4141 ext. 105
dcollins@cypressgroup.biz