Swan Racing Adds Investor
By: MRN Staff on January 13, 2014 | 11:56 A.M. EST
Swan Racing teammates Parker Kligerman (left) and Cole Whitt during a break in testing last week at Daytona International Speedway. (Photo: Getty Images)
Swan Racing announced Monday the addition of Anthony Marlowe as a minority owner. Marlowe, a successful business leader from Iowa City, Iowa, has been involved in NASCAR as a sponsor with different teams since 2011. His leadership and his experience with business-to-business deals will be valuable to the team as it seeks additional partnerships.
"Anthony is an entrepreneur like me," said team owner Brandon Davis. "He has the same work ethic and the same approach when it comes to finding creative and innovative solutions. Anthony is the perfect fit for the team and will be an integral part of it going forward."
Swan Racing fields cars for Parker Kligerman and Cole Whitt. Both were at Presason Thunder testing last week at Daytona International Speedway.
"This is a remarkable day, which for me marks the intersection of my passion for NASCAR and my dream of owning part of a professional sports team at the highest level," Marlowe said. "I kept a close eye on Swan Racing during its inaugural season last year and was so impressed with Brandon Davis, the way they do business, and their pursuit of excellence that I wanted to be part of his Cup team for the long-haul."
Marlowe joins other successful investors in Swan Racing including former NFL great Bill Romanowski. Romanowski, who played 16 seasons in the NFL, was an early investor in the team. Additionally, Romanowski's business, Lean1 Health Shakes, is a primary sponsor for Swan Racing.
Marlowe, 34, is co-founder and president of TMone, a domestic customer relationship management firm supporting Fortune 500 companies. He is also the managing member of Iowa City Capital Partners, which is a private investment firm that provides equity funding to companies. Inc. Magazine recognized Marlowe in 2007, at the age of 28, as one of the 25 youngest CEOs of the 5000 fastest growing companies in America.