Prior to joining POW Audio, Stein served as chief revenue officer and general manager of Kano, a manufacturer of DIY computing and coding kits, where he led all global commercial activity while running all North American operations. Stein led the acquisition of more than 10,000 mass market retail doors including Amazon, Apple, Argos, Australia Geographic, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Costco, Harrods, Indigo, JB Hifi, Microsoft, Target, The Source, Staples, Telstra, Walmart and many more. Stein also developed and launched Kano’s acclaimed Harry Potter Coding Kit, which was named Time Magazine’s Best Invention of 2018.
“Throughout my career, I’ve always looked to be a part of teams that put a premium on people, design, quality, value and innovation,” Stein said. “POW Audio fits that bill, creativity and innovation is in our company’s DNA, and WaveBloom’s delivering of ‘more sound, less box’ technology will shape the future of the speaker industry. I could not be more excited to lead efforts to get this new expandable speaker technology distributed, heard and enjoyed around the world.”
Stein is a professional musician and has a proven track record of creating new technology, consumer electronics, musical instrument and professional audio categories, transforming high-growth start-ups from seed to scale. Before joining Kano, Stein led global sales at Roli, was CEO of Libratone, VP of marketing for Behringer (now MUSIC Tribe), managing director of Numark (now InMusic Brands), director of marketing of Line 6, product marketing manager of the Avedis Zildjian Company and more.
Stein currently sits on the board of the Consumer Technology Association’s Small Business Council and Soundbrenner LLC. Stein holds degrees from Berklee College of Music, Harvard University and recently completed an executive program at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
“As POW Audio continues to leverage the WaveBloom technology and introduce disruptive new products, Gregg is the ideal person to spearhead our company’s growth and commercial sales efforts,” says POW Audio Founder and Chairman, Glen Walter. “He understands our customers, the value proposition of our technology and has a proven track record of helping emerging audio and consumer electronics companies scale. We are thrilled to have an experienced leader like Gregg, someone who is the right cultural fit, passionate about music and sound, brings execution excellence and a proven growth playbook to help us distribute POW Audio around the globe.”
Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, POW Audio is a bold new portable audio brand that is reimagining speaker construction to deliver unparalleled sound quality through its patented WaveBloom technology. WaveBloom expands to create an air-filled chamber that results in demonstrably better resonance, producing increased volume, deep bass, full midrange and crisp highs. The expandable design allows to easily take premium sound anywhere and is available for licensing.