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Executive Team  

Executives at TeraGo

Stewart Lyons
President & CEO

Mr. Lyons serves as TeraGo’s President and CEO, as well as a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Lyons is responsible for providing overall sales, marketing and operational leadership as well as the execution of TeraGo’s strategic plan to advance TeraGo’s leadership in end-to-end data solutions including access and data centre services.

Mr. Lyons served as the Chief Operating Officer (2008-2011) and President (2011-2013) of Mobilicity, a wireless telecom carrier he founded serving Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa. Prior to this, Mr. Lyons was co-founder and Executive Vice President of XM Satellite Radio Canada, beginning as this venture's initial employee in 2004 and ending with a public company with $2 billion in market capitalization serving 2.2 million Canadians and driving EBITDA of nearly C$60 million.

From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Lyons was an Associate at Global Trading, Interest Rate and Derivatives of Scotia Capital. His career began in 1999 when he served as the Director of Operations for the Toronto 2008 Olympic Bid Corporation. In 2010, Mr. Lyons was named as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40.

Mr. Lyons has an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School, and a Bachelor of Arts (with distinction) from the University of Western Ontario.

Joe Prodan
CFO
Mr. Prodan serves as TeraGo's Chief Financial Officer.

From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Prodan served as CFO of Mobilicity, a wireless telecom carrier serving Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa, aiding in the planning, financing and launch of the then new cellphone business in Canada. From 2005 to 2009, he was Vice President of Finance and CFO of SiriusXM Radio (formerly Sirius Canada), building the business as a member of the initial startup team. Prior to this, he was Director, Planning and Projects at ADP Canada from 2004 to 2005. From 1996 to 2003, he worked at Bell TV (formerly ExpressVu), where he began as Controller and then held Directorships of Financial Planning and Analysis, Finance, and Sales Operations. He holds a Certified Management Accountant, CMA, awarded in 1993 by The Society of Management Accountants of Ontario and earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 1991 from Wilfrid Laurier University.

 

Ryan Lausman
COO

As Chief Operations Officer, Ryan is responsible for managing the Access Network, Data Centers and IT/IS teams and aligning them under one umbrella. He brings over 10 years of experience building growth businesses, both in the Data Center world and in other highly competitive industries.

Previously, Ryan held the position of Vice President of Operations at Mobilicity and was responsible for designing, implementing and operating the many IT and Network systems required to support Mobilicity¹s business, including OSS/BSS, core network, VAS, transport, roaming, and carrier relations.

Prior to Mobilicity, Ryan was Director of Special Projects & Reporting at XM Satellite Radio Canada where he led the design, build and operations of a Subscriber Management System responsible for radio activation, billing, provisioning and reporting as well as broadcast operations.  In addition, Ryan designed and brought to market many new products and services, including streaming XM audio content to wireless phones.  He also managed the implementation and operations of factory activated XM Satellite Radio programs with automotive partners including GM, Honda/Acura, Toyota/Lexus, Nissan/Infiniti, Hyundai and Porsche.

Ryan received an MBA degree (Dean¹s List, Bregman Scholar), from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and a Biomedical Engineering degree, with Honours Standing, from the University of Toronto.

 

Michael Stephens
Vice President, Marketing
Michael has over 24 years of telecommunications experience including senior executive experience at Atria Networks, Group Telecom and AT&T Canada. Michael has wide ranging knowledge and expertise in telecommunications marketing and product development including being involved with the development and launching of Internet services and broadband Ethernet services for the companies he has worked for.

Michael has a MBA Degree (Dean's Honours List) from Schulich School of Business, York University, and an Honours Bachelor's Degree in Applied Science, Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

Greg Larnder,
Vice President of Sales

From 2012 to 2013, Mr. Larnder served as National Sales Director, Partners at Microsoft Canada, a worldwide software, services and solutions provider, where he worked to consolidate and manage partners for the purpose of creating a more streamlined, efficient team.

From 1996 to 2012, he held the position of VP Sales, Business Development at Compugen, a privately owned and operated IT company, managing 150 sales and operations professionals, creating and executing strategies, as well as developing and managing multiple technology practices nationally. During his time at Compugen, Mr. Larnder transformed the entire sales team and led the company to the #1 position as the largest Canadian-owned integrator.

Greg holds a Computer Maintenance Technology Diploma from the Control Data Institute and has completed several corporate executive seminars and programs. 

Jeffrey Yim,
Vice President of Corporate Development

Jeffrey currently serves as TeraGo’s Vice President of Corporate Development. In this role, Jeffrey identifies, negotiates and executes opportunities relating to acquisitions, strategic partnerships and alliances.

Jeffrey has over 8 years of capital markets experience. Prior to joining TeraGo, Jeffrey was a Vice President, Investment Banking at National Bank Financial Inc. covering the Technology, Media, Telecom and Healthcare sectors where he advised numerous clients on several key transactions including mergers and acquisitions and financings.

Jeffrey holds an HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, where he graduated with distinction.