Mr. Trout is Senior Vice President of Operations for Yesway, an affiliated Brookwood entity formed to acquire and operate a diversified portfolio of gas stations and convenience stores in select regions of the United States. Mr. Trout will direct the operational strategy across the portfolio, build and lead regional management teams and establish and implement a consistent merchandising plan for the portfolio.
Prior to joining Yesway, Mr. Trout was the 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, Mr. Trout 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. Also in his tenure at this position, he integrated four companies leading the business unit into two new states. Mr. Trout previously held the title of Senior Director of Sales and Marketing for the Great Lakes region for 7-Eleven. In this position, Mr. Trout had strategic oversight for 680 stores in seven states and led a grass roots marketing campaigned designed to enhance 7-Eleven’s political and community relationships. Prior to 7-Eleven, Mr. Trout 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.
Mr. Trout is a graduate of the University of Memphis.