Phil Rosse

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Phil Rosse

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Phil Rosse is an inspiring leader focused on building organizational culture and best-in-class teams that can exponentially grow businesses through a customer- and consumer-first mindset and a relentless focus on execution. A passionate 25-year CPG alcohol beverage industry champion, in both the U.S. and Canada, working first for the world’s leading brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) and currently with one of the most successful privately owned, entrepreneurial, innovative, and disruptive alcohol beverage companies in North America, the Mark Anthony Group of Companies (MAG), Rosse is now in his 15th year with MAG and since 2013 has been leading the company’s U.S. business.

His ability to build focused strategies, high-performance teams, strong organizational culture and deliver sustained results is most evident in the transformation of the MAG U.S. business from 2013 to 2022 under his leadership. During Rosse's tenure, the company realized exponential volume and revenue growth, creating significant enterprise value, all without mergers or acquisitions, but with an exclusive focus on innovation and brand building. In 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, Mark Anthony Brands was the fastest-growing top 10 alcohol beverage company in the country.

Rosse graduated in 1998 from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada, with a Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in marketing and international business. In 2009, he was selected by the MAG founder and chairman, Anthony von Mandl, to attend the Global Institute of Leadership Development (GILD) and complete an 18-month personalized executive leadership program in Boston with the Linkage Corporation and its founder, Dr. Philip J. Harkins. Rosse's continuous pursuit of learning is also evident in his ongoing participation in executive education programs, including the Executive Scholar’s Certificate in Marketing he received from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 2015. He is also a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Chicago Chapter, a global network, learning and idea exchange platform for young CEOs with 24,000 members in 130 countries.