Brian Trout is Senior Vice President of Operations for Yesway. Brian directs Yesway’s operational strategy and implementation across the portfolio, having full responsibility for all store-level operations, the oversight of Yesway’s construction and maintenance programs, and Yesway’s store-level labor and staffing models. Brian is a member of Yesway’s Executive and Investment Committees.
Prior to joining Yesway, Brian was Vice President of Operations for The Pantry, Inc., where he was responsible for retail operations and merchandising activities for a 10-state division. Prior to The Pantry, Brian was a Zone Leader in the Midwest for 7-Eleven, the largest convenience store owner in the United States, where he led all activities for 680 stores with P&L responsibility for a $1.2 billion portfolio. While at 7-Eleven, Brian integrated four companies and led the business unit into two new states. Prior to being promoted to Zone Leader, Brian served as Senior Director of Sales and Marketing to 7-Eleven’s Great Lakes region, where he implemented a grass roots marketing campaigned designed to enhance 7-Eleven’s political and community relationships. Prior to 7-Eleven, Brian was a Sales and Operations Manager of U.S. Fuels for BP, Inc., where he led the sales, operations, brand and customer management for the branded franchise/deal business that generated $1 billion in annual revenue.
Brian is a graduate of the University of Memphis.