As President of Building Up Leaders LLC, Eric Walton brings more than 30 years of experience as an accomplished leader and executive in the high-tech industry. For the past 5 years Mr. Walton has been coaching leaders around the world from diverse industries such as; Direct Selling (multi-level marketing), High Tech, Manufacturing, Banking, and others.
In addition to Mr. Walton’s rich leadership experience, he is a founding partner of the John Maxwell Team and a certified leadership coach, trainer and speaker. Mr. Walton has written and developed three different leadership programs: Downline Leadership, Project Leadership, and Process Leadership.
Prior to Mr. Walton’s role as President of Building Up Leaders, LLC, he held several COO positions, at influential mid-size tech firms, as well as being an executive at Fortune 500 firms. Eric’s leadership and management experience in multiple functional areas has afforded him a broad experience and insight into technology, finance, marketing, sales and operations, and has included management responsibility of more than 2000 people.
During the past 20 years Mr. Walton has focused on raising up leaders and has been directly involved in the advancement of hundreds of managers, directors, and vice-presidents, while training and coaching many more.
It is this experience that has proven invaluable in understanding leadership issues across a multitude of industries and locations, managing teams to solve those problems, and raising up leaders to get it done.
Mr. Walton received a BS in Business Management from University at Albany and a MBA from the University of Arizona.