- 1. Career
Rowan Trollope is an American business executive and technology entrepreneur. He is the CEO of Five9, a publicly traded cloud software company whom Zoom announced their intent to acquire in July 2021 The deal was terminated by mutual agreement on September 30, 2021. Trollope announced his resignation from Five9 on October 10, 2022 effective November 28th, 2022 to take an opportunity as CEO of a privately held pre-IPO company outside the CCaaS space that Five9 plays in.
Trollope joined Five9 as CEO in May 2018. Since joining, Five9 has expanded its market cap to more than $10 billion, as of June 2021.
In 2019, Trollope joined Neat.no as an advisor and early investor alongside Eric Yuan, founder and CEO of Zoom and OJ Winge.
Prior to Five9, Trollope was a senior vice president in Cisco's applications division. Products produced in Trollope's teams include collaboration software, telepresence hardware devices and cloud infrastructure, including WebEx Teams (formerly Cisco Spark), Cisco TelePresence, Cisco UC Manager, Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise and Cisco WebEx.
Prior to joining Cisco, Trollope was the group president of the SMB and the Symantec.cloud business unit where he led Symantec's sales, marketing and product development teams in the small and midsized business (SMB) segment as well as Symantec.cloud, the company's software-as-a-service (SaaS) business.