Josh Beets

As President of the company, Josh is responsible for overseeing all aspects of operations and positioning the company for growth. Josh has over ten years of finance and advisory experience and is a CFA Charterholder.

Prior to joining 42, Josh was a Managing Director at FTI Consulting, where he worked to improve operations and implement financial strategies with distressed companies and their creditors. Some of his notable engagements included Chesapeake Energy, Weatherford, Chicago Bridge & Iron, and Babcock & Wilcox. The combined total debt on the companies he worked on was $46.6 billion.

Before joining FTI Josh worked as a commercial banker at BBVA Compass and Citizens Bank in underwriting and risk management. While at BBVA, he managed a portfolio of over $300 million in small business loans, including real estate loans.

Josh holds an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelors of Music with Elective Studies in Business from Wheaton College.

Josh and his wife Kari have one son, James. Josh enjoys taking James for walks to the park, reading history books, and singing in the choir at Park Cities Presbyterian Church.

Favorite Movies

  • THE OFFICE
  • BAND OF BROTHERS
  • MINIONS

Favorite Books

  • THE BIBLE
  • THIS TIME IS DIFFERENT
  • MERE CHRISTIANITY
  • FREAKONOMICS
  • VIETNAM AN EPIC TRAGEDY

Favorite Artists

  • FRANK SINATRA
  • GILBERT & SULLIVAN

Favorite DessertS

  • CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE CHIP CAKE
  • BLUE BELL (VANILLA, CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH, ETC.)
  • ANDY'S FROZEN CUSTARD
  • MY WIFE'S MOLTEN CHOCOLATE CAKE

Favorite Albums

  • BEETHOVEN: PIANO SONATAS
  • BEETHOVEN: PIANO CONCERTOS
  • RACHMANINOV PLAYS RACHMANINOV PIANO CONCERTOS 2 & 3

Favorite Teams

  • TEXAS LONGHORNS
  • DALLAS COWBOYS
  • TEXAS RANGERS