Bill Poston is an entrepreneur, business advisor, investor, philanthropist, educator, and adventurer. He is the founder or principal owner of over fifteen companies and nonprofit enterprises. He began his professional career in the hospitality business in Hawaii before shifting his focus to management consulting, helping global businesses achieve their growth goals through innovation and new product development.
In 2004, after a decade at Deloitte, Bill started the innovation consultancy, Kalypso, with friend and colleague George Young. The two of them and their partners have grown the firm to operate on a global scale with over 200 people delivering on the promise of innovation for the world’s most successful companies across multiple industry sectors.
Bill found his true vocation when he launched the nonprofit Stelos Alliance in 2008 with longtime friend, Melinda Keller. The mission of the alliance is to help extraordinary young leaders at the collegiate level reach their potential through financial assistance and educational programs. Stelos awards numerous scholarships annually to deserving student leaders. It is also home to the Housley Principled Leadership Program which Bill teaches with passion and purpose to dozens of young people each year at multiple universities.
Bill started Muy-Ono, a resort and tour management business in Belize, in 2013,. Under the leadership of good friends Cortney Behrends and Tracy Ford, Muy-Ono manages a portfolio of ten resorts, islands, and related tour businesses. The firm leads the industry in Belize with innovative marketing strategies and an “adventure in luxury” approach to creating memorable guest experiences.
Along the way, Bill has served as a director on multiple corporate and nonprofit boards including the Texas State University Development Foundation and Alumni Association, Getaway2Give, Equity Estates, and Low Hanging Fruit. He has taught, mentored, and guided the careers of hundreds of successful professionals as a business leader, coach, teacher, advisor, and friend.
His latest business venture is a lifestyle company named Live Large that aims to create communities of individuals that are committed to living lives that are consequential, memorable and inspiring. The Live Large Manifesto was authored by Bill as a guide for purposeful and intentional living.
His passion for exploration and adventure keeps him moving around the world in search of more extreme forms of hiking, SCUBA diving, snow skiing, boating and all types of fishing. While he lives with a “no fixed address” mentality, he and his wife, Richele, can occasionally be found at their home in the Texas Hill Country where their four adult children and a growing number of grandchildren infrequently congregate from far-flung parts of the world for raucous family time.