Rowan is a recognized Silicon Valley leader and has a depth of experience in software development and cloud innovation. He began his career building software in both the consumer and enterprise spaces in the 1990’s, and holds a number of patents in computer security and operating systems.
Rowan became Redis CEO in February 2023 after serving for four and a half years as CEO of Five9, Inc. (NASDAQ:FIVN). As CEO, Rowan built Five9 into a billion dollar business, and quadrupled revenue while expanding the company’s profitability.
Prior to joining Five9 he was SVP and General Manager of Cisco’s Applications Group and an executive leadership team member. Previously Rowan developed and built Symantec’s SaaS strategy as Group President of sales, marketing, and product development.
In addition to being a CEO and industry leader, Rowan remains an active software developer having taught himself to code on a Commodore 64 when he was 11 years old.