Title: Founding partner and chief investment officer, Trian Partners
Born: May 22, 1961
Education: BA in economics, Harvard College
Early Marker: Managing director, Credit Suisse First Boston
Big Idea: Co-founder of Trian Partners, along with Peter May and Nelson Peltz, his better-known father-in-law. Oversees investment due diligence for the firm and serves on the boards of Family Dollar and Wendy's.
Wave of the Future: Activist investing