John D. Stone
Executive Vice President and Managing Director, PGi International
Mr. John D. Stone has served as Executive Vice President and Managing Director of PGi International, spanning all operations in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. From 2007-2014, Mr. Stone served as Executive Vice President and Managing Director for PGi in EMEA and India. Based out of PGi’s office in St. Paul’s, London, Mr. Stone has never lost touch with his Irish roots as he has grown and developed PGi’s European headquarters in West Cork, Ireland over the last 7 years.
With a background in both sales and general management, drawn from 18 years in the telecommunications industry, Mr. Stone is synonymous with PGi’s growth over the past decade. His 16 years with PGi has spanned three continents — North America, Asia and Europe. Before taking on leadership of PGi’s EMEA and India organisation, Mr. Stone worked from Hong Kong where he showed a talent for building business — by growing PGi’s operations into a multi-million dollar business in just 4 years. Prior to that, he worked for Xpedite in San Francisco and also held various sales and marketing positions for ViTel International, both in London and the U.S.
His vision and drive also expands outside of the office, as he recently completed the Marathon des Sables (‘the toughest footrace on earth’) across the Sahara desert. Mr. Stone lives in London with his wife and their two children.