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cary hudson Arby's AES Restaurant Group Employee

Cary Hudson

Chief Financial Officer
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Cary Hudson is the Chief Financial Officer for AES Companies, reporting directly to CEO John Wade. Cary is responsible for accounting, financing, and human resource functions for all AES entities, and became a partner in AES in 2018.

Since joining AES in 2008, Cary has stream-lined the accounting and cash management process to improve the accuracy of financial statements for the AES Operations team and for lenders. Cary also worked closely with John Wade on several acquisitions, including the recent 2018 acquisitions, growing AES from 17 locations in two states to 72 locations in five states. With this company growth, Cary also became responsible for Human Resources and oversees benefits, worker’s compensation, and unemployment for all companies of AES.


Cary joined AES in 2008 after spending over 12 years with another Arby’s franchisee, RTM Restaurant Group, and with Arby’s Restaurant Group in various roles from operations, to regional accountant, to corporate accounting manager. Cary graduated from Ball State University with his Bachelor’s degree and subsequently completed a Master of Professional Accountancy degree from Indiana University. Cary lives in Carmel, IN with his wife, Dawn Taylor-Hudson, and their son Aleksander, who is currently enrolled at Purdue University. In his spare time, Cary enjoys sports and traveling.