Wilmington Trust has added Walter Rose as a consultant in its Wealth Advisory Services office in Los Angeles, the firm announced Wednesday. In his new role, he will focus on business development initiatives in the Southern California market.

Rose is a founding partner of Venture Consulting Corp., which opened in 1980 and provides consulting services to small businesses and venture capital companies. He was also a founding partner of McBain, Rose Partners, a private equity investment firm that specialized in the acquisition of middle market companies.

Earlier in his career, Rose worked at McKinsey & Company and at the medical electronics company Medtronic Inc. He also served as an independent trustee for the McMorgan Funds, a mutual fund complex and subsidiary of New York Life.

Wilmington Trust’s Wealth Advisory Services offers a comprehensive array of personal trust, wealth planning, fiduciary, asset management and family office services to help clients grow, preserve and transfer wealth. The business maintains offices in high-net-worth markets throughout the U.S.