Executive Team

Stewart Holness - Chairman

Stewart Holness: Chairman

Stewart was appointed Chairman of ProLabs in November 2014. Stewart started life designing fly-by-wire avionics systems before moving into more mainstream technology; he served as Marketing Director from start up through IPO for Business Objects (now part of SAP), Executive Vice President Europe for Stanford Technology Group (now part of IBM) and EVP MicroStrategy Inc (NASD: MSTR). Stewart sits on a number of other boards in the technology and retail sector.

Ward Williams - CEO

Ward Williams: Chief Executive Officer

Ward joined ProLabs in January 2014 as CCO, and was promoted to the role of CEO in April 2016. Ward was previously VP of global sales and marketing for the datacomm business unit of TE Connectivity. He is based between the US and UK and his key responsibilities include leading ProLabs senior management team to deliver the corporate strategy.

Caroline Green - COO

Caroline Green: Chief Operating Officer

Caroline joined ProLabs in February 2016. Caroline’s experience is drawn from 27 years spent in industry and private equity. She started her career at Xerox in a variety of roles including supply chain, manufacturing and finance before moving in to private equity, initially at 3i plc. More recently she has been involved with ambitious companies looking to drive growth organically and through acquisitions. Caroline is also a non-executive director of the British Business Bank plc.  Caroline is based in the UK.

Andy Smith - VP Business Development

Andy Smith: VP Global Business Development

Andy joined ProLabs in January 2014 and comes to us from TE Connectivity as Director of Americas Sales for Consumer Devices. Andy’s key responsibilities are growing our Enterprise and Data Center business as well as Managing the Channel and Distribution Network globally. Previously, Andy was VP Amercas and EMEA Sales for Conexant Systems, over a course of 12 years Andy held various senior management positions.  Andy is based in North Carolina.

Joe Tordy - VP Carrier Sales

Joe Tordy: VP US Carrier Sales

Joe joined ProLabs in January 2015 from Oracle Corporation where he was focused on developing and managing Infrastructure Business at major multinational accounts.  His key responsibilities are expanding and managing the Carrier and MSO business for ProLabs in the Americas.  Previously, Joe was Director of Sales for Motorola and Juniper Networks and was responsible for directing the sales efforts for major MSO customers.  Joe is based in the Philadelphia area.

Tony Lefebvre

Tony LeFebvre: VP Product Management & Marketing

Tony joined Prolabs in November 2016.  Tony’s experience is drawn from more than 20 years tenure in data and telecommunications in senior product management roles.  Tony was previously Global Director of Product Management for leading edge Distributed Antenna Systems products with TE Connectivity and Media Converter and Layer 2 switching equipment with Transition Networks.  Tony is based between the US and UK and his key responsibilities include ProLabs product and marketing strategy.

Yan Lee

Yan Lee, Ph.D: Director of Engineering

Yan joined Prolabs in November 2016 and has over 26 years engineering experience in various industries covering networked systems, fiber optics, test instruments, and industrial sensors.  Over the last 17 years he has been working in the fiber optics communications industry involving product development and qualification of fiber optic components, sub-systems, and router systems.  Before joining Prolabs, Yan worked for over 6 years at Ericsson on advanced router system development and qualification.  Prior to that, Yan also worked at Avanex and Opnext (now Oclaro) for over 9 years on a number of fiber optics projects.  Yan is based in US and is responsible for supporting current products and developing new technologies.