Our Mission: Leadership in thought that leads to action
Primary Position & Institution:
Founder and CEO at ListenUp, Chairman at ProSource, Director at HS4A
Walton Stinson is a technology entrepreneur focused on the challenges of
organizational development. He has worked as a board leader, lecturer,
consultant, executive, and founder at numerous companies and
associations, from startups to multi-national corporations and not-for-profit organizations.
Walt has played a leading role in the World Academy’s partnership with
UNTFGHS for the Human Security Global campaign since its inception and
spent a full year working on the project prior to it being approved by the
UNTFHS. He is now a Managing Director and Treasurer of the HS4A,
Human Security for All, campaign, a partnership of WAAS and the United
Nations Trust Fund for Human Security. He was the facilitator for two
successful HS4A events: The CES2023, which exposed WAAS to more
than 120,000 attendees, and the International Amateur Radio Union onthe-
air activity around World Amateur Radio Day, which resulted in more
than 50,000 engagements.
He is widely recognized as an original contributor to both organizational
and technological innovations in the consumer electronics industry. In 2009
he was inducted into the Consumer Technology Hall of Fame alongside
Apple Founder Steve Jobs, Qualcomm founder and cellular technology
pioneer, Irwin Jacobs, for his pioneering work ushering in the digital age
and “for his significant contributions to the world in shaping the technology industry we know today”.
Walt is a regular speaker on effective management and was engaged as a
guest lecturer at the Federal Executive Management Institute, where he
taught private sector service concepts to executives of agency and military
branches of the US government.
He co-founded and served as President and later as General Advisor, of
the Professional Audio/Video Retailers Association (PARA), which grew to
over 250 member companies. The PARA mission was to help
entrepreneurs grow their companies through executive development
programs and management conferences. He received PARA’s highest
honor, its Founder’s Award.
He also co-founded Assured Systems, an innovative cooperative distributor
of electronic products, enabling small businesses to compete more
effectively with large chain retailers. Assured Systems grew to 50 member
companies before being acquired.
Currently, Walt is CEO of ListenUp, a regional technology integrator and ecommerce distributor based in Denver Colorado. He is chairman of
ProSource, the largest trading group in consumer electronics with more
than 500 companies and $6 billion in total revenue. ProSource provides
extensive training opportunities to its members, including ProSource
Academy for in person technical training and ProSource University for
online management training.
Walt received a diploma in Electronics before earning a BA in economics at
Knox College and an MBA from the University of Colorado. He holds a
Blockchain Technology Certification from MIT.
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