Deal makers give way to ops experts in industry’s corner office shakeups

Deal makers give way to ops experts in industry’s corner office shakeups

When Wendy’s International Inc. appointed its chief financial officer Kerrii Anderson to the chief executive post in 2006, the rise of a numbers guru with no restaurant operations experience appeared to illustrate how thoroughly finance expertise trumped other credentials in an era of buyout fever.

Anderson’s pending replacement by operations expert Roland Smith, announced last month along with the sale of

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