Mr. Wald’s primary responsibility is to manage the daily operations of Yesway’s growing portfolio of convenience stores in the Midwest, assist individual store managers in the operations of their stores, hire, train and mentor newly-hired store managers, create merchandising and marketing plans and ensure that all applicable laws and regulations are followed. In addition, Mr. Wald oversees the operating budget for each district, including each individual store’s P&L, and serves as liaison between store-level employees and senior Yesway management.
Prior to joining Yesway, Mr. Wald was a Regional Operations Manager for The Pantry, Inc. where he held P&L responsibility for an 85-store chain in Kansas, Missouri, Indiana, Tennessee and Kentucky generating over $280 million per year in sales. Mr. Wald was also responsible for daily operations and fuel pricing and implemented marketing plans to enhance product merchandising and facility appearance. Prior to this position, Mr. Wald was the Chief Operating Officer for Presto Convenience Stores where he managed 54 stores in two states with combined annual sales in excess of $250 million. Mr. Wald was also responsible for all store operations and built long-standing relationships with vendors to enhance product presentation and marketing methods.
Mr. Wald is a graduate of Northern State University.