Business ownership runs in the family
Andrew Rogerson has been owning and operating businesses in Australia and California since he was 27 years old. It’s hardly surprising since entrepreneurship is part of his family legacy. Andrew’s grandfather, FJ Cameron was able to provide some of the finance for his youngest son, Ed Cameron, and a friend, George Bloomfield to help establish the Kenworth truck franchise in Melbourne, Australia in the early 1960s.
The franchise was so successful that Kenworth bought it back from Ed and his older brothers, Les and Don Cameron, and other investors in the early seventies.
Andrew has followed in his family’s footsteps, buying an international travel agency in 1983 and selling it two years later for 250% of its original price. Andrew went on to buy and manage two retail office equipment/furniture stores in Melbourne, Australia, and finally bought a Los Angeles-based wholesale travel and tourism company that had an annual turnover of over $10 million.
Andrew and his wife Anne later became the owners of an executive suites business in Fair Oaks, California. Anne was able to operate this business while Andrew served as an outsourced program manager at the Roseville campus of Hewlett-Packard, managing a team of 42 employees, deploying a new global call center and support team that included web developers, technical writers, and trainers.