Over the last 12 years, Andrew Rose has worked with a number of insurance companies including Progressive, Countrywide and Elephant Insurance in several high-profile capacities. His experience in the industry gives him unique insight as the head of compare.com—an auto insurance comparison engine designed to bring real auto insurance comparison to the U.S.
A graduate of Virginia Tech and the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia (UVA), Andrew Rose saw compare.com as a chance to help the average American consumer find a great price for auto insurance, as well as great coverage. Compare.com is the first and largest true comparison website, which works directly with insurance carriers to provide customer’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 saw firsthand how well auto insurance comparison worked. The Admiral Group operates Confused.com, an auto insurance comparison website founded in 2001 and based in Great Britain. While working for the Admiral Group, Andrew learned the ins-and-outs of Confused.com and how they worked directly with auto insurance companies to deliver real comparison to consumers. This education would propel the creation and launch of compare.com.
Of course, Andrew Rose is more than his job. He’s a happily married family man, Ironman triathlete, and avid marathoner. He’s completed the Boston Marathon four times as well as twelve full and twenty+ half Ironman triathlons in addition to more than a dozen other marathons.
Andrew has also been an active volunteer for FIRST LEGO League (FLL) in Virginia and DC for the past 14 years. FLL is a robotics competition for elementary and middle school students which makes use of the LEGO Mindstorms system. During his years as an FLL volunteer Andrew has served on the State Board for the competition, run the state and regional tournaments, emceed the State Championships, and coached teams for his children. The championship tournament in Virginia and DC has achieved the status of the largest robotics competition in the world several times, with over 100 teams competing.