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CEO at compare.com
Over the last 12 years, Andrew Rose has worked with a numberof insurance companies including Progressive, Countrywide and ElephantInsurance in several high-profile capacities. His experience in the industrygives him unique insight as the head of compare.com—an auto insurancecomparison engine designed to bring real auto insurance comparison to the U.S.
A graduate of Virginia Tech and the Darden School ofBusiness at the University of Virginia (UVA), Andrew Rose saw compare.com as achance to help the average American consumer find a great price for autoinsurance, as well as great coverage. Compare.com is the first and largest truecomparison website, which works directly with insurance carriers to providecustomer’s side-by-side comparison for car insurance. It was the Admiral Group,plc that introduced him to the concept.
While working for the Admiral Group, Andrew Rose sawfirsthand how well auto insurance comparison worked. The Admiral Group operatesConfused.com, an auto insurance comparison website founded in 2001 and based inGreat Britain. While working for the Admiral Group, Andrew learned theins-and-outs of Confused.com and how they worked directly with auto insurancecompanies to deliver real comparison to consumers. This education would propelthe creation and launch of compare.com.
Of course, Andrew Rose is more than his job. He’s a happilymarried family man, Ironman triathlete, and avid marathoner. He’s completed theBoston Marathon four times as well as twelve full and twenty+ half Ironmantriathlons in addition to more than a dozen other marathons.
Andrew has also been an active volunteer for FIRST LEGOLeague (FLL) in Virginia and DC for the past 14 years. FLL is a roboticscompetition for elementary and middle school students which makes use of theLEGO Mindstorms system. During his years as an FLL volunteer Andrew has servedon the State Board for the competition, run the state and regional tournaments,emceed the State Championships, and coached teams for his children. The championshiptournament in Virginia and DC has achieved the status of the largest roboticscompetition in the world several times, with over 100 teams competing.