Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Pete is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of McDonald’s Corporation, a position he has held since January, 2008. He is currently responsible for all financial matters for McDonald’s, including Accounting, Internal Audit and Controls, Tax, Treasury and Investor Relations, as well as IT, Shared Services, Facilities and Aviation.
Mr. Bensen joined McDonald’s in 1996 as Director of Financial Accounting & Reporting and subsequently held positions of increasing responsibility. He served as Vice President and Assistant Controller from February, 2002 to March, 2007. In April, 2007, Pete was appointed Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller. Prior to joining McDonald’s, Pete was a senior manager for Ernst & Young in Chicago, where he served large multi-national audit clients. He also had assignments in the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice and Midwest Region Accounting & Auditing Group.
Mr. Bensen is a graduate of St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society.
Pete and his wife Beth reside in Downers Grove, Illinois with their three boys. While not attending the boys’ various sporting events, Pete enjoys golfing and listening to his iPod.