Listen’s exclusive line of state-of-the-art products and technologies are diverse enough for use in auditory assistance, soundfield situations, tour groups, and even language interpretation. Plus, our hands-on style and attention to our client’s needs allows us to custom fit an auditory system to suit any need and any situation. Let no sound go unheard. Listen.
Our management team is the driving force behind Listen Technologies. Their extensive experience and leadership have led us to be the global leader in personal and assistive listening.
President & CEO
As president and CEO, Maile Keone is responsible for executing Listen Technologies’ business plan, guiding the company’s vision, and creating value for shareholders, partners, and customers. Having worked in the technology industry for the past 20 years, she brings a wealth of experience to her role. A passion for delivering value through inclusive listening experiences across markets and applications has made her instrumental in year-over-year growth, enabling the company to thrive. Her strengths include strategic thinking and translating that to successful execution.
Senior VP and Chief Technology Officer
As Senior Vice President, Tracy Bathurst is responsible for all product development and product management activities, and he manages the lifecycle of each of Listen Technologies’ product lines. He considers his biggest contribution to the company to be bringing out the creative talents of the individuals in the product development group and harnessing them to create amazing products. Tracy says one of the experiences he values most at Listen Technologies is “seeing people react to being able to hear clearly when they haven’t been able to hear before and seeing their excitement of being able to listen and participate.” He fosters an attitude of high commitment to excellence in both the products and the teams at Listen Technologies.
Founder, Chairman, and Chief Strategist
As board chair and chief strategist, Listen Technologies’ founder and visionary Russ Gentner serves as a mentor and motivator, leading the team toward long-term goals. He has guided the company through technology and innovation milestones, including the successful commercialization and launch of industry-leading radio frequency, infrared, and Wi-Fi solutions. An essential part of his leadership philosophy is that a clear purpose and vision motivate people to create something beyond what they can achieve individually. With his lifelong passion for exceptional and inclusive listening experiences, more than 40 years of experience in business and audio leadership roles, and his own experiences with hearing loss, Russ is uniquely qualified to direct Listen Technologies’ efforts in giving everyone the same listening experience. His favorite part about being a leader is seeing people succeed.
VP Business Development & Managing Director Listen Europe
As vice president of business development, Flemming Bjerke is responsible for developing and executing company sales and marketing activities, which include improving and growing Listen Technologies’ market position and achieving financial growth. He also serves as managing director for Listen Technologies Europe, where he is responsible for the day-to-day operations. He is laser-focused on increasing sales opportunities and maximizing revenue, and he believes in leading by example and influencing, motivating, and enabling others to contribute to the company’s overall success.
Chief Experience Officer
As chief experience officer at Listen Technologies, Jonathan Stanley is responsible for customer and employee experience. He creates, tests, and leads the implementation of short- and long-term strategy and messaging. Jonathan is passionate about creating alignment at all levels of the organization so that everyone understands what Listen Technologies does.
Vice President, Global Channel Sales
As vice president of global sales, Sam Nord is responsible for working with Listen Technologies’ partners in selling the company’s solutions to their customer bases. In addition, he also oversees the company’s outside and inside sales teams.
Chief Financial Officer
As Listen Technologies’ Chief Financial Officer and co-founder, Keldon Paxman is responsible for company strategy and day-to-day business operations. With 30-plus years of experience in leading and managing high-tech companies, Keldon understands the importance of building winning teams—and he's done just that at Listen Technologies.