Ron J. Williams

Ron J. Williams

Head of Program Strategy, GCB D10X

"To make meaningful impact, turn problems into possibilities."


Entrepreneurship, Digital Strategy, Corporate Development, Digital Transformation, Corporate Innovation, Product, Lean Marketing, Design Thinking


Ron heads strategy for the D10X program across the Global Consumer Bank (GCB). D10X helps GCB explore, validate, and launch new growth opportunities, particularly within high-risk, unfamiliar growth spaces that are hard to test. Ron originally joined the team as an Entrepreneur in Residence in 2018.

Prior to Citi Ron ran proofLabs, a venture development practice. He has founded, invested in, and advised tech startups for over 12 years and was named one of the 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company for his work as a Sharing Economy pioneer. He has deep expertise in "two-sided" and data-driven products and has led digital transformation for clients across industries.

A proud dad and native of Brooklyn, New York, Ron is an avid inclusion advocate focused on changing how kids of color and women are represented in the innovation economy. He lives in Brooklyn with his brilliant wife, two curious hellions, and spoiled puppy.