Why Rowland Global:
- On-the-ground experience, lived and worked in 5 countries in every major region of the world
- Unique cross-discipline depth from Strategy to Logistics/Operations to Marketing & Sales
- Multi-cultural, multi-lingual insight
- Fortune 50 training AND small company agility
- Common sense & creativity combined with quantitative rigor
- Customized tailored deep analysis
Global growth. Acquisition. Your company, whether it’s a start-up, $150 Million+ in revenue or larger, faces opportunities.
Our insight helps businesses develop global strategies. Then, we execute those strategies.
Ed Rowland blogs for Drug Store News, a key trade industry publication with links below. Additionally he has spoken at several major events including the March 2015 US Consumer Healthcare Products Association Annual Executive Conference “Export Success, Grow Your Global Business” and the UK’s Health & Beauty Association’s May 2016 Meeting “Boots progress in North America and implications for UK OTC companies”. In June 2016 he will present at the Nicholas Hall & Co. LATAM Conference addressing “Mexico, the upsides of a devaluation and growth opportunities”. To view any of those presentations, please click the links below.
Backed by 30 years of global OTC and CPG industry success, Rowland Global partners with senior executives in
- Health & Beauty
- Consumer Products
I recall my first meeting with Ed Rowland during my time as Managing Director at Omega Pharma. Our brand portfolio included products which were part of a distribution agreement with a 3rd party and Ed functioned as their consultant working with us and similar partners. We had not previously met Ed but were impressed with the professional manner of his engagement and the speed at which we reached a collaborative tone. This supported a successful exchange during which Ed was able to align the interests of our organisation and the brand owner he was representing. Ed demonstrated preparation and a knowledge of the Australian market that at all times respected the experience of the local team. Ed has a cultural sensitivity and a style of collaboration and engagement which make him a valuable partner in any global setting. The strategic approach we refined achieved significant rates of product growth; a growth rate maintained well into the future. The partnership with the brand owners remained strong and supportive.
Ed has helped our company in many different ways, always looking for maximizing the potential of the products.
It has been a real pleasure to work with Ed and I would recommend him to any US company looking for new opportunities in Europe.
Ed is a very analytical and strategic manager who exhibits leadership in any team he is a part of. He has a keen sense of business within the global pharmaceutical industry.
Ed leverages his many relationships and his “out of the box” thinking to effectively develop new business opportunities and markets. Ed’s desire to achieve outstanding sales results makes him a valuable asset to any team or organization.
During our business cooperation Ed was always driving our mutual business forward in a very professional and, at the same time very positive way. Together we have built our business in the Nordic area to a new, much higher level.
Ed understands well doing business in different countries, meeting and cooperating with different cultures and not at least, identifying well new business opportunities.
My friend Ed has been doing a great and exciting work in these last three years. His great knowledge of international markets, as well as in US mass market products, his capacity to lead and motivate international teams, his understanding of the global markets, his capacity to implement new tools to increase the brands awareness, etc, are his main assets.
I have had the pleasure of working with Edward on strategic planning of a great American cosmetic brand and expanding it in Poland. Edward not only possesses years of international experience but his well roundedness make him a great asset to every project. His knowledge of Eastern European culture facilitated in implementing products and ideas affectively.
Edward is willing to take risks, and more importantly gives it his all to make sure they are profitable. His negotiating skills are one of the toughest I have had to do business with. Edward has helped advise several successful strategic plans, resulting in an immediate large increase in sales. It was a pleasure to work with Edward.
A professional colleague who has helped facilitate fantastic growth and is a pleasure to work with.
Ed has been a stalwart to our UK business sharing his marketing experience and knowledge has developed the brand into a household name.
It’s been an honour to work with Ed and I sincerely hope our paths cross again in the near future.
Ed brings a remarkable range of global experience, savvy perspective, and devotion to excellence in everything he does. He’s tough in all the best ways – constantly raising the bar for himself, his colleagues, and his team. His enthusiasm and insight draw others to him, from which they invariably gain great counsel and leadership.
He is a devoted father and social networker from whom we and all who know him continually draw inspiration, and I would recommend him for any role that captures his generative imagination.