Jared L. Landaw has been the Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: TAST) since February 2021. He also oversees the Company’s sustainability and ESG initiatives. Carrols is one of the largest restaurant franchisees in the United States, currently operating approximately 1,100 restaurants in 23 states and employing over 25,000 people.
Prior to joining Carrols, Mr. Landaw was the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Barington Capital Group, L.P., a collaborative activist investment firm, where he worked from 2004 to January 2021. Prior to joining Barington, Mr. Landaw was the Vice President of Law at International Specialty Products Inc., where he worked with the Company’s Chairman Samuel J. Heyman on activist investments. Prior to that, he was an attorney at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.
Mr. Landaw holds a B.A. from Colgate University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Managing Editor of the Columbia Business Law Review. He has served as a director of two publicly traded companies and has authored several articles on board composition and diversity, including “Maximizing the Value of Board Diversity” published by the Conference Board and “How Diverse is your Board, Really?” published by the Harvard Business Review.