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Investing in People in Treasury with Gavin Waugh


About this episode

There’s no watertight formula for building a strong, effective treasury team. But every treasury leader has their own ideas on how to cultivate success.

This week’s guest on The Treasury Career Corner believes that investing in people, nurturing their capabilities and empowering them to pick up transferrable skills is a surefire way to build a functional team.

Gavin Waugh, SVP, Treasurer, Risk Management and Corporate Development at The Wendy’s Company, joins this episode to discuss his route into the industry. He also highlights the importance of mentorship in treasury, how he built a strong team and reveals the questions senior treasury professionals should be asking themselves in 2022.

Gavin Waugh serves as SVP, Treasurer, Risk Management and Corporate Development for The Wendy’s Company, operator and franchisor of the Wendy’s® restaurant brand. He is responsible for Global Treasury, Capital Markets, Corporate Development, Non-Cash Consumer Payments, Risk Management and Enterprise Data Governance.

A 25-year+ Treasury and Finance veteran, Gavin holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Management from the University of South Africa, an MBA from Kennesaw State University, and is a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP).

He began his career as Treasury Manager at Total Audio Visual Services (TAVS) from 1996 to 1998 in Atlanta, Georgia. He then went on to spend 7 years at RTM Restaurant Group as Senior Treasury Analyst and later Treasury Manager and Director of Treasury.

On the podcast we discussed…

  • Gavin’s move from South Africa to the States
  • His roots in accounting
  • The secrets to keeping a long-term role interesting
  • Why building capabilities internally is a winning formula
  • The challenges and benefits of hybrid work
  • Assessing interviewees

You can connect with Gavin Waugh on LinkedIn

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