Bill Stainton is a 29-time Emmy Award-winning Executive Producer and respected business leader. With humor and wit, he blends the business smarts he learned from 20 years in corporate management with the show biz sparks he gleaned from working alongside Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres, and Jay Leno.
Bill is a regular contributor to Seattle Business magazine, and his expertise has been cited by Forbes and The Wall Street Journal. A TEDx speaker, Bill has also authored 9 business training video programs in subjects ranging from Office Politics to Customer Service to Team Motivation. His programs have been used by many organizations, from IBM and Boeing to Paramount Pictures and the CIA. Bill’s leadership in broadcast gave birth to personal success stories such as Joel McHale, star of NBC’s Community and E’s The Soup; Academy Award nominee Bob Nelson; and Bill Nye the Science Guy.
For 15 years, Bill was the Executive Producer of Seattle’s legendary comedy TV show, Almost Live! (which also enjoyed a 2 ½- half year run in national syndication on Comedy Central). Along the way, he led his team to more than 100 Emmy Awards and 10 straight years of #1 ratings. And in the process, he’s become a sought-after innovation driver, working with companies such as Nike, Microsoft’s Small Business Summit, Godiva and Harley-Davidson.