TBJ’s Class of 2012 40 Under 40 Award Winner: Chandler Rose

  • May 30, 2012
  • News from the Field
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ProVantage’s CEO, Chandler Rose is awarded as one of the 2012 class of 40 Under 40 winners!

Triangle Business Journal on Tuesday unveiled the 2012 class of 40 Under 40 winners.

The 40 Under 40 program recognizes outstanding professionals under the age of 40 for their contributions to their organizations and to the community.

This year’s class will be honored at an awards luncheon May 17 at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary. Registration for the event will begin at 11 a.m., with the event ending at around 2 p.m.

Triangle Business Journal will profile the winners in a special section that will be published in TBJ’s May 18 print edition. Click here for the full story.

“The 40 Under 40 winners are the region’s up-and-coming thought leaders,” says Bryan Hamilton, publisher of Triangle Business Journal. “Fresh ideas, progressive initiatives and persistent hard work make up the creed of this group. Look for them to shape the Triangle’s vision of tomorrow.”

40 Under 40 Award Winner, Chandler Rose:

Name: Chandler Rose

Company: ProVantage Corporate Solutions

Age: 33

Company Description:
“Our current company that my family and I acquired out of bankruptcy is ProVantage Corporate Solutions. We have been blessed to put together a great management team that has established a culture built around a “Spirit of Excellence.” Our culture has been integral in allowing us to turn the company around, experiencing 700% growth since the acquisition 4 years ago. ProVantage is a Merchandising Service Organization (MSO) that specializes in retail services such as labor intense fixture installation and merchandising for new stores and remodels for retailers throughout North America.

We have provided exceptional service for Fortune 100 companies and we are driven to be the best MSO in the industry known for our quality of work, level of execution, skilled labor, professional teams and customer service. Due to how we communicate, train, and put our employees first, we have been blessed to have partnerships with companies such as Lowe’s Home Improvement, The Container Store, Jo-Ann Stores, Wal-Mart, and Dollar General.”

Birthplace:
Burlington, NC

Family Members:
“Meredith Rose (wife), we have a baby girl on the way (due September 21st)”

Education:
Undergraduate degrees in both Criminology and Psychology from The Florida State University.

J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law

Q&A:

• What accomplishments are you most proud of from the past year?
“I am most proud of our end of year donations. This is the number that motivates me. We measure our success based on how much we can give each year.

• What community cause or charity have you been involved in the past year?
“We are involved with many causes and charities, but one I would like to mention is our relationship with Campbell University’s Lundy-Fetterman School of Business. We have 3 scholarships that we give to LFSB along with awarding 2 internships with us at ProVantage each year. While I am not a graduate or affiliated with the school, I can only express my upmost admiration for this school and faculty. Each time I meet with them, am a speaker, or attend an event, I am more and more impressed with the attention and true care the dean and his faculty give to their students. This university truly cares about the success of their students and the experience they have at Campbell.”

• If your house caught fire and you had time to grab two things, what would they be?
“My wife and my briefcase (my computer and iPad have all my pictures, doc’s and music)”

• Who is your hero?
“My father and my mother for instilling my work ethic and values and for always leading by example.”

• What is your favorite restaurant?
“Bento Box, Wilmington, NC; Bob’s in Dallas, TX”

• Nothing makes me madder than…
“someone complaining about something or a circumstance that they have not put their best effort into resolving or changing.”

• Who is the most famous person you’ve met, and what did you say to that celebrity?
“Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. We met at a small dinner function and got to talking about the movie “Act of Valor,” and what an impressive and moving film this was. We discussed how everyone needs to see this movie for a real look at what our Navy Seals do to protect each and every one of us here in America. It’s a reminder of what it truly means to serve your nation.”

• Who would make the guest list for your dream dinner party?
“All of my family and my friends.”

• Favorite phone app?
“A tie between UrbanSpoon and a new app my friend Justin Miller has launched: dejaMi”

• What was the last song you downloaded?
“Awake My Soul by Mumford & Sons”

• What is your secret talent?
“It wouldn’t be a secret if I told you”.

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