Andy Rose joined Worthington Industries in 2008 as vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) when the Company and the country were deep in the Great Recession. Rose helped preserve liquidity and financial stability and guided the Company through that challenge. In 2014, he was promoted to executive vice president and CFO and has been instrumental in advancing the Company’s strategy and capital allocation. He was named president of Worthington Industries in August 2018 and became Chief Executive Officer of the Company on Sept. 1, 2020.
Before joining Worthington, Rose worked at MCG Capital Corporation where he was a senior investment professional in the Atlanta office for the $1.5 billion public investment company. He focused on making control-equity investments and providing debt financing for companies in the manufacturing, distribution and transportation and logistics industries.
Previously, Rose was partner, co-founder and member of the investment committee with Peachtree Equity Partners, a private equity fund backed by Goldman Sachs. He managed debt and equity recapitalizations for manufacturing, distribution and service firms, served on the board of directors of various companies, advised management on growth strategies and operations, and managed the firm’s institutional investor base. Prior to that, Rose served as vice president of private equity at Wachovia Capital Associates for five years and started his career at J.P. Morgan & Co. in global cash management.
Rose earned his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Rose currently serves on the board of directors of White Castle®, Rev1 Ventures as past chairman and OhioHealth as chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee. He is also a member of The Ohio Business Roundtable and the Columbus Partnership. Previously, he has served as a member of the board of trustees of the Community Shelter Board, The First Tee of Central Ohio, the Columbus Business Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and the FM Global Advisory Board.