Daniel Schwartz

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Schwartz was a partner in the New York office of private equity firm 3G Capital when it took over a majority share of Burger King in 2010 and installed him as EVP and deputy CFO. He became CEO in mid-2013; a little over a year later, Burger King bought Canadian coffee-and-donut shop Tim Hortons to create Restaurant Brands International, and suddenly Schwartz was in charge of the world’s third largest fast-food company. From the company’s headquarters in Oakville, Ontario and Miami, the young CEO has brought the 3G mindset of extreme cost-cutting measures to both brands—a strategy that pushed Burger King’s pre-tax earnings up 11.5% last year and turned around once-flagging sales, bucking overall trends in fast food.