Ron J Williams

New York, New York, US

Dad. Product and Strategy.
Ron J's Skills
Experience Design
Product Design
Product Development
Business Development
Product Management

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

About Ron J

I help teams prioritize what they need to be building to drive growth (and ongoing product-market fit).

Managing Partner at prooflabs Group, a digital strategy and product design studio.

Keynote speaker. Life learner. Optimist.

I am curious and passionate about designing solutions that empower people. As a result, I think a lot about frameworks for problem solving and diversifying the pool of people participating in the innovation economy.

I work on:

Product Defining and Refining

Community design

Building p2p networks

Product-Market Fit Fixing

Rapid Prototyping

Digital Strategy Transformation


I speak and lead workshops on:

Setting up the Basics of Learning

Customer-Centric Design

Future of Work

Currently working on a pet project about independent worker driven venture development.


“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” - Alan Kay

Work Experience

Managing Partner

proofLabs Group

January 2015 - December 2016

CEO & Founder


January 2010 - December 2011

Pioneer of the sharing economy, we were the world's safest way to rent or borrow anything from anyone.

CEO & Founder

Knodes / Simplist

January 2012 - October 2014

Social search and segmentation technology to help deliver the right message to the right person. We helped marketers and SMBs segment their outreach messaging drive 15X better open and click through rates.


Harvard University

Economics and East Asian Studies

1994 - 1998


100 Most Creative People in Business

Fast Company