Max Wetzel

Chief Executive Officer at CKE Restaurants

Max Wetzel has a diverse and extensive work experience. Max currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer at CKE Restaurants, Inc. Max previously held several executive positions at Papa John's International, including EVP & Chief Operating Officer, EVP & Chief Commercial Officer, and Chief Commercial and Marketing Officer. Prior to that, they worked at PPG Industries as the VP Consumer Brands & Chief Transformation Officer - Architectural Coatings and VP Consumer Brands & Global Chief Marketing Officer - Architectural Coatings. Max also has experience at The Kraft Heinz Company, where they held roles such as VP Global Walmart Business, Marketing Director - Emerging Markets and North America Consumer Products, and Brand Management. Max began their career as a Consultant at Accenture.

Max Wetzel has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with a focus on Management from Bucknell University. Max also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Carnegie Mellon University - Tepper School of Business.


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  • Chief Executive Officer

    March, 2023 - present

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