Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Management Team

Michael Pope
Michael Pope
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Michael Pope Mr. Pope was appointed by our board on March 20, 2020 as our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. Since July 15, 2015 Mr. Pope has served as our president. He has been a director of our Company since September 18, 2014. Mr. Pope served as Managing Director at Vert Capital, a Los Angeles based merchant bank, and its affiliates from October 2011 to October 2016, managing portfolio holdings in the education, consumer products, technology and digital media sectors. Prior to joining Vert Capital, from May 2008 to October 2011, Mr. Pope was Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for the Taylor Family in Salt Lake City, managing family investment holdings in consumer products, professional services, real estate and education. Mr. Pope also held positions including senior SEC reporting at Omniture (Nasdaq: OMTR) and Assurance Associate at Grant Thornton. Mr. Pope holds an active CPA license and serves on the boards of various organizations. Mr. Pope earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting from Brigham Young University with academic honors. Our board of directors believes Mr. Pope’s industry experience, as well as his extensive finance and operations experience, uniquely position him to lead the Company through our next phase as a company.
Hank Nance
Hank Nance
Chief Operating Officer
Hank Nance Mr. Nance has been our Chief Operating Officer since September 18, 2014 and served as our President from September 18, 2014 until July 15, 2015. Mr. Nance began his career with the Boxlight Group in 1999 and has served as the Boxlight Group’s President since 2009. At the Boxlight Group, he developed the company’s first business-to-consumer division, generating over $12 million in sales within the first 24 months of inception. Shortly thereafter he took over product development, corporate relations, and negotiations for business-to-consumer and business-to-business products. Prior to Mr. Nance’s tenure at the Boxlight Group, he managed commercial and residential construction working in the San Juan Islands, Washington State and Northern California.
Takesha Brown
Takesha Brown
Chief Financial Officer
Takesha Brown Ms. Brown was appointed by our Board on March 15, 2018 as our Chief Financial Officer. Since April 2017, Ms. Brown has served as the Company’s Controller. Prior to that, from 2010 through 2017, Ms. Brown first served in the role as Controller and then as Financial Reporting Manager at General Electric in Atlanta, Georgia. Ms. Brown started her career in public accounting, first with PricewaterhouseCoopers, then moving to Ernst & Young and staying there until 2010. At the time of her departure from Ernst & Young, Ms. Brown was an Audit Senior Manager. Ms. Brown is a licensed CPA with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration and a Masters of Accounting from The University of Alabama.
Daniel Leis
Daniel Leis
SVP Global Sales & Marketing
Daniel Leis Mr. Leis heads our global Sales and Marketing organizations, a position he has held since March 2020. Mr. Leis joined Boxlight in 2019 following Boxlight’s acquisition of EOS Education, LLC, an education technology services company he co-founded in 2016. From 2010 to 2016, Mr. Leis was a co-founder and president of Inmedia Integrated Technologies, a technology integration platform with annual revenues of $25 million and 85 employeesIn addition, Mr. Leis has held a range of senior leadership positions across the EMEA markets for global marketing research company Ipsos during his 20 plus years working in the education technology sector. Mr. Leis is a recognized thought leader in Education Technology and currently serves as the Board President of the Arizona Business Education Coalition and Board Treasurer of the Phoenix Union Foundation. In addition, his experience with international markets, as an integration partner, and as a successful entrepreneur makes him ideally suited to lead these important functional areas for Boxlight. He is a graduate of Miami University (OH).
Mark Elliott
Mark Elliott
Chief Commercial Officer and Director
Mark Elliott Mr. Elliott has served as our Chief Executive Officer and a director since September 18, 2014. From 2012 to date, he has also served as the President of Genesis. From 2005 through 2012, he was the President of Promethean, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of whiteboards and interactive learning devices and led the team that grew Promethean in the Americas from $5 million in revenue to $250 million, with over 1,300,000 interactive whiteboards installed around the world. Throughout his career, Mr. Elliott has held senior executive roles, including president, senior vice president or director roles with Apple Computer, Lawson Software, E3 Corporation, PowerCerv Technologies, Tandem Computers, and Unisys/Burroughs. Mr. Elliott received a BBA in Economics from the University of North Georgia and a Master of Science degree in Industrial Management from Georgia Institute of Technology. Based on Mr. Elliott’s position as the chief executive officer of both the Company and Genesis, and his executive level experience in interactive learning devices and computer technology industries, our board of directors believes that Mr. Elliott has the appropriate set of skills to serve as a member of the board.

Board of Directors

Michael Pope
Michael Pope
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Michael Pope Mr. Pope was appointed by our board on March 20, 2020 as our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. Since July 15, 2015 Mr. Pope has served as our president. He has been a director of our Company since September 18, 2014. Mr. Pope served as Managing Director at Vert Capital, a Los Angeles based merchant bank, and its affiliates from October 2011 to October 2016, managing portfolio holdings in the education, consumer products, technology and digital media sectors. Prior to joining Vert Capital, from May 2008 to October 2011, Mr. Pope was Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for the Taylor Family in Salt Lake City, managing family investment holdings in consumer products, professional services, real estate and education. Mr. Pope also held positions including senior SEC reporting at Omniture (Nasdaq: OMTR) and Assurance Associate at Grant Thornton. Mr. Pope holds an active CPA license and serves on the boards of various organizations. Mr. Pope earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting from Brigham Young University with academic honors. Our board of directors believes Mr. Pope’s industry experience, as well as his extensive finance and operations experience, uniquely position him to lead the Company through our next phase as a company.
Mark Elliott
Mark Elliott
CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER AND DIRECTOR
Mark Elliott Mr. Elliott has served as our Chief Executive Officer and a director since September 18, 2014. From 2012 to date, he has also served as the President of Genesis. From 2005 through 2012, he was the President of Promethean, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of whiteboards and interactive learning devices and led the team that grew Promethean in the Americas from $5 million in revenue to $250 million, with over 1,300,000 interactive whiteboards installed around the world. Throughout his career, Mr. Elliott has held senior executive roles, including president, senior vice president or director roles with Apple Computer, Lawson Software, E3 Corporation, PowerCerv Technologies, Tandem Computers, and Unisys/Burroughs. Mr. Elliott received a BBA in Economics from the University of North Georgia and a Master of Science degree in Industrial Management from Georgia Institute of Technology. Based on Mr. Elliott’s position as the chief executive officer of both the Company and Genesis, and his executive level experience in interactive learning devices and computer technology industries, our board of directors believes that Mr. Elliott has the appropriate set of skills to serve as a member of the board.
Rudolph F. Crew
Rudolph F. Crew
INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR
Rudolph F. Crew Dr. Crew has been a director of our Company since April 1, 2015. Since August 2013, Dr. Crew has served as the president of Medgar Evers College. From July 2012 to July 2013, he was the chief education officer at Oregon Education Investment Board, overseeing the PK-16 system. From September 2011 to July 2012, Dr. Crew served as the president of K12 Division at Revolution Prep, a company that offers preparation courses for the SAT and ACT standardized achievement tests. Prior to that, from January 2009 to July 2013, he was a professor at USC Rossier School of Education, teaching graduate school courses. From January 2009 to September 2011, Dr. Crew also served as the president of Global Partnership Schools, an organization that offers planning support services and collaborative programs to public schools and school districts. Dr. Crew received his Bachelor’s degree in management from Babson College in 1972. He earned his Master’s degree in urban education in 1973 and his degree of Doctor of Education in educational administration in 1978, both from University of Massachusetts. We believe that Dr. Crew’s in-depth knowledge and extensive experience in the education field make him a valuable member of our board of directors.
Dale Strang
Dale Strang
INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR
Dale Strang Mr. Strang has been a director of our company since August 10, 2017. He has served as a Senior Vice President of Media Strategy & Operations at Healthline Networks since 2015. Mr. Strang was President and Chief Executive officer of SpinMedia from 2013 to 2015. Mr. Strang was the Chief Executive Officer and President at Viximo from 2010 to 2012, and has over 25 years of media experience with successful businesses including IDG, Ziff-Davis and IGN/Fox Interactive. Mr. Strang has more than 18 years of experience in consumer technology and video game publishing, including 14 years at the senior management level. He served as Executive Vice President and General Manager, Media Division, of IGN Entertainment. In this position, he oversaw advertising sales, marketing and the production of editorial content for all IGN entertainment media properties.
Tiffany Kuo
Tiffany Kuo
NON- EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Tiffany Kuo Ms. Kuo has been a director of our Company since September 18, 2014. Ms. Kuo has been a General Management Consultant in Strategy and Operations for Deloitte Consulting, LLP in Houston, TX since August 2011. Ms. Kuo graduated from Rice University with a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering in 2011 and is currently in the Sloan Masters of Business Administration Program at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology. We believe that Ms. Kuo should serve as a member of our board of directors due to her experience in business strategy and operations at Deloitte Consulting, LLP.
Charles P. Amos
Charles P. Amos
INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR
Charles P. Amos Mr. Amos is a 30-year veteran of the education market and has served in a number of leadership and board positions over that time. Most recently Mr. Amos served as the CEO of GuideK12, a K-12 education focused data analytics company from June 2012 to February of 2020. GuideK12 was acquired by Forecast 5 where Mr. Amos serves as Senior Managing Director ensuring a smooth transition for the acquisition. He also has been CEO of The Amos Group since August of 2007. Prior to 2008, Mr. Amos served as the CEO and Chairman of Atomic Learning (now called Hoonuit), as well as serving in sales leadership positions at Apple and EdTech, LLC. Mr. Amos received a B.S. in Business with an emphasis on finance. Mr. Amos’ 30 years of experience in the US and international K-12 market and his long track record as a successful entrepreneur makes him ideally suited to and valued as a member of our board of directors.
R. Wayne Jackson
R. Wayne Jackson
INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR
R. Wayne Jackson From July 2015 to December 2019, Mr. Jackson served as the Chief Financial Officer of Secureworks Corp. Before joining Secureworks Corp., from May 2003 until June 2015, Mr. Jackson was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm (“PwC”). At PwC, Mr. Jackson was the lead engagement partner for a number of the firm’s largest public company clients before leaving the firm in June 2015. In addition, he served as the global leader of PwC’s Entertainment and Media Group from June 2004 through June 2007. Mr. Jackson also served at PwC in a variety of roles between July 1979 and January 2000, including a partner in its Entertainment, Media and Communications group from 1991 through 1999. From January 2000 to October 2002, Mr. Jackson was Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Concert Communications Services (“Concert”), a global joint venture created by AT&T Inc. and British Telecommunications plc, two global telecommunications companies. In his role as Chief Financial Officer of Concert, Mr. Jackson was responsible for all finance, treasury, budget, planning and forecast functions for the company. Mr. Jackson is a certified public accountant, and his experiences as an experienced CFO and partner at PwC qualify him as a financial expert.