Rowan is a 20 year sales and marketing veteran who spent the majority of his career in the direct response and digital marketing business working on behalf of Fortune 50 clients and their advertising agencies. A serial entreprenuer, Rowan co-founded two digital ad networks, a graphic design and branding company, a wine bar & art gallery, an oil investment company, and most recently, the Naples International Film Festival, Naples' very own film festival.
Rowan specialized in multiple business verticals throughout his career, including automotive, banking, cable, health care, political, sports franchises and restaurants. Rowan worked with some of the largest ad agencies and brands in the world - including every major domestic and import automotive manufacturer and their national/regional agencies. A sampling of clients included General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Toyota Motor Company, McDonalds, Burger King, Domino's Pizza, BBDO, Campbell-Ewald, Chiat Day, J. Walter Thompson , Saatchi & Saatchi, Young & Rubicam, Chevy Chase Bank, Barack Obama, Comcast Cable, Bertucci's, NASCAR, the Dallas Cowboys, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Washington Redskins and many others.
Rowan is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Advertising (1994). He serves on the Board of Directors of the Naples International Film Festival, is a part time musician and enjoys everything cultural that Naples has to offer. Rowan was born and raised in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) and immigrated to the United States in 1980 and settled in the Philadelphia area, where he spent 23 years before moving to Naples and falling in love with our Southwest Florida version of "paradise".
Together with Karyn Samuel, the Samuel Team brings a high level of experience and knowledge, sales & marketing, cutting edge-technology and most importantly superior customer service that will ensure a smooth process for either a buyer or seller.