As Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Wayne Farms, Courtney Fazekas is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and has responsibility over all financial matters for the company, including financial reporting and analysis, internal and external reporting, oversight of strategic initiatives, capital structure and lender relationships. In his role as CFO and Treasurer for one of the largest vertically integrated poultry producers in the United States, his responsibilities also span financial aspects of all operations, including purchasing, risk management, IT, income and expense management for ten production facilities employing more than 9,000 people.
Prior to joining Wayne Farms in 2003, Courtney served in a variety of executive leadership and key financial management roles with Pepsi Cola International, Pepsi Bottling Group and Smith Barney, Harris Upham. He was actively involved in implementing PepsiCo’s international growth strategy and acquiring bottling companies across central Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East and served as Pepsi Bottling Group’s Director of Corporate Planning and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for its Canadian Business Unit.
Courtney holds a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and received his MBA from Columbia University School of Business with a concentration in Finance and Accounting. He’s a member of the finance committee for U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and serves on the Board of Directors for Idaho Pacific Holdings. As CFO, Courtney’s personal and professional emphasis on integrity, accountability and ethical practices parallel and amplify the company’s operating principles and business values.