“The day I came home with a bigger paycheck than my stepfather’s, he changed his tune. ‘Wow! You really can make a career out of this.’” – Ed Sanchez
Ed Sanchez was born just before Fidel Castro took power in Cuba in 1959. He arrived in Miami when he was eight with his mother, two sisters, and the clothes they were wearing—nothing more. His remarkable career took him all the way from crew member to corporate officer, overseeing the Canada and Latin America markets. Then he switched hats and became CEO of one of McDonald’s major suppliers.