Our Team

davidDavid G. Sewell, B.Sc., MBA – Founder

Mr. Sewell (66) is the Founder of International Coffee Farms. He is also the Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Offshore To Freedom. Both entities operate from Boquete, Panama.

Well-educated and well-traveled, David served for 12 years, from 1968 to 1980, as an active seagoing Officer (Bridge Watchkeeper, Navigator, Surface/Air Destroyer Weapons Officer)
in the Royal Canadian Navy.

He holds an MBA in corporate finance from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario (1980) and a B.Sc. in biology from the University of Saskatchewan – Saskatoon (1972). In addition, David is an Honors graduate of the Canadian Securities Institute Registered Representative (Stockbroker) Course (1980) and the Saskatchewan Real Estate Board (Realtor) Licensing Course (1984).

With an extensive business background in private equity, venture capital and offshore David’s attention is focused on offshore hard assets in Latin America that offer real growth potential, with a sustainable income, and turnkey management in-place. David strongly believes in the future of “specialty” coffee, for example, as one of the most likely asset classes to realize spectacular investment gains over the next 20 years.

David is actively engaged in the specialty coffee industry from Boquete, located 40 minutes north of the city of David, in the province of Chiriqui, Panama. Through International Coffee Farms (intC) (www.internationalcoffeefarms.com) David and his very experienced intC team of local experts (see below) currently operate 3 specialty-coffee farms in the Boquete area.

In August 2012, David was instrumental in the development of the specialty-coffee farm parcel ownership business model currently in use by intC. Since that time, with Darren Doyle’s assistance, from April 2013 (see below), as of September 2015 they have placed about 720-0.5 acre farm parcels with about 200 Owners.

David specializes in a number of offshore financial services programs, focused on Latin America. He provides advice on a full range of offshore asset protection products and structures including Trusts, Foundations, LLC’s, IBC’s, Self–Directed IRA accounts, 2nd passports, offshore permanent residency visas and offshore banking. He adds a special ability to advise clients on successfully investing internationally, with selections from a specific group of carefully selected alternative asset classes, private wealth management.

He and his wife Debra (and their 2 cats) have successfully lived offshore in Panama since June 2007 and can share their personal experiences gained throughout the country. David has also lived and done business in Mexico, Costa Rica and Argentina since he left Canada in 1992 looking for warmer weather and lower taxes! He enjoys a family of 3 children and 7 grandkids.

 

darrenDarren Doyle – Co-Founder

Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland Darren (36) has lived and worked offshore starting at the ripe old age of 20. He arrived in Panama in 2012 and has lived here ever since.

Prior to that he spent years working overseas in Australia, Holland, France, SE Asia, the Middle East and in The US.

As Co-founder of International Coffee Farms, and in his role as VP of Sales & Marketing, Darren is successfully helping people who are looking to “internationalize” some of their current portfolio assets. With his focus on offshore real hard assets combined with a strong desire to provide his clients an opportunity for sustainable long-term passive offshore income, with turnkey management in-place, Darren is pleased to introduce International Coffee Farms (Panama) as his principal project.

Now, in combination with RE/MAX Offshore To Freedom, he is helping clients from all over the world to add Panamanian real estate to their offshore portfolios. Acting as an “Offshore Concierge” Darren advises on a variety of asset protection products and structures including Self-Directed IRA accounts and offshore bank accounts, as well as helping numerous people obtain permanent residency visas in Panama.

Many of our clients are looking to take that big step offshore. Darren has 15 years’ experience of setting up a life for himself in foreign countries, often with different languages and all the challenges that go with it. He is available to help talk our clients through the re-location process.