Our Team: Pat McCauley


An experienced franchise development executive, Pat was responsible for the acquisition and disposition of 1,200 U.S. and Canadian restaurants for The Wendy’s Company. As Director of Franchise Development at Wendy’s, Mr. McCauley excelled at balancing the interests of the franchisor with the demands and challenges of hundreds of franchisees. His understanding of franchisees’ goals, objectives and trigger points for new investment, resulted in well-established, long-term relationships with several franchisees throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Pat’s high degree of integrity and ability to keenly synthesize franchisor/franchisee business objectives, enabled him to orchestrate a successful refranchising strategy for Wendy’s, which included valuations, deal negotiations, leadership alignment and internal cross-functional communications.

Mr. McCauley also served as Director of Franchise Finance while at Wendy’s providing financial consulting to individual franchisees while assessing the overall financial health of the U.S. and Canadian franchise system. Prior to his career at Wendy’s, Mr. McCauley worked in Ernst & Young’s audit practice for 5 years as a CPA where he focused on retail and healthcare clients.

Pat received his MBA from The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business with a concentration in Corporate Finance and Marketing Management. He received his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Miami University.

A native Buckeye and sports enthusiast, Pat is an avid fan of Ohio State and Cleveland sports. A self-described family man, he spends quality time with his wife and son and enjoys an occasional round of golf.

Passionate about seeing his clients’ businesses succeed and fostering relationships built on trust and integrity, Pat brings unparalleled commitment to all C Squared clients.

Learn more about the rest of the C Squared Team:

Carty Davis

Dan Connelly

Brent Elsass