Stewart Sylvester joined Ora in 2019 and currently serves as Vice President Sales, Marketing & Customer Experience. Driven to continually improve customer, partner, and patient experiences with Ora, she leads strategy and program planning and implementation for sales, marketing, and branding initiatives. A creative thinker and sharp observer, Stewart brings novel perspectives and a results-oriented approach to all she does.
Strong yet humble, and leading with clarity and transparency, Stewart guides and motivates her teams around delivering the most rewarding experiences for those we serve.
Stewart’s extensive knowledge comes from years of experience centered exclusively on ophthalmology. Her commitment to the specialty formed during an early career role as an ophthalmic clinician. She swiftly gained a strong foothold in the ophthalmic industry, taking on leadership roles in sales, marketing, and brand management at life-sciences companies large and small. Most recently, Stewart worked for publicly held Johnson & Johnson Vision and, before that, the start-up TearLab. At both organizations, she developed training, education, and communication programs for internal and external audiences as well as customer-focused sales, marketing, and branding initiatives that played a vital role in both companies’ growth.
Stewart has lived and worked internationally, leading global teams and building relationships with key opinion leaders and sponsors around the world.
Stewart earned a Master of Arts in History at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, where she also completed her undergraduate degree.