As the chairman and CEO of Yum! Brands, Inc., Novak shapes the strategic direction for the Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut, Long John Silver's, and A&W restaurant systems. His focus for the company has been on business growth through multi-branding, international expansion, and excellent customer service. With 2007 revenues exceeding $10 billion, Yum! Brands is the world’s largest restaurant company in terms of system units with nearly 35,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries and territories.