Rowland Few is our founder with 30 years experience in merging the worlds of technology and business across three continents, he understands the realities of being an entrepreneur in a dynamic environment. However, he does not simply empathize with the challenges of launching a start-up, he knows how to empower fellow entrepreneurs to strategize, pivot and adapt.
At Carleton University’s Lead To Win (LTW) he witnessed the need for sales horse power and training for tech start-up founders and teams. This led to the creation of the Sales Desk and Founder training programs.
Beginning his career as an engineer based in the UK, he has pursued opportunities in high-growth, start-up and turnaround environments in Canada, UK, USA, Europe and China. This career path found him working at Newbridge Networks, West End Systems, Cambrian Systems, Nortel and Tropic Networks.
Prior to leading the team at TheSalesDeskCompany, he took on the CEO role at a small Ottawa ISP taking it from a multi-year loss through $1M revenue and to profitability.
Rowland believes in the power of technology in the hands of an entrepreneur and enjoys mentoring fellow creative minds in bringing their ideas to market and growing sales. Rowland has an Executive MBA from Queens University and a BSc(Hons) in Computer Science and Management from the University of Luton, England.