Bill Poston is the founder and principal owner of over twenty companies and nonprofit enterprises. He is now focusing his energy, expertise, and experience on turning The Launch Box into a value-creating machine for other entrepreneurs.
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 grew the firms to operate on a global scale with over 300 people delivering on the promise of innovation for the world’s most successful companies across multiple industry sectors. In 2020, the firm was sold to Rockwell Automation and the team continues to help clients innovate in a digital world.
Bill is a proud graduate of Pearland High School, Texas State University, and the University of Texas, which granted him a master’s degree in business administration. 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 and it is the home to the Housley Principled Leadership Program, which Bill teaches with passion and purpose at multiple universities.
Bill returned to his roots in the hospitality business in 2013 with the start of Muy’Ono, a resort and tour management business in Belize, which manages a portfolio of sixteen resorts, islands, and related businesses. Along the way, Bill has served as a director on multiple corporate and nonprofit boards, including Texas State University Development Foundation and Alumni Association, Hornblower Group, and Equity Estates. His latest business venture is The Launch Box, a platform for starting and growing professional service firms that enables founders to focus exclusively on selling, serving clients, nurturing talent, and growing the business.
Through his family investment firm, Kianalei Capital, Bill is the principal investor in several startup companies, real estate ventures, a wine business, a chart boat, a good fantasy fiction trilogy, a bad feature-length comedy, and an island or four. He lives with a “no fixed address” mentality, he feels at home in Austin, Telluride, Belize, Hawaii, Napa, the Texas Hill Country, or wherever his boat happens to be. He is also a proud parent of two service year alums.