Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Management Team

Mark Elliott
Mark Elliott
Chief Executive 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.
Michael Pope
Michael Pope
President and Director
Michael Pope Mr. Pope has served as our President since July 15, 2015 and has been a director of our Company since September 18, 2014. Mr. Pope served as Managing Director of Vert Capital Corp., a Los Angeles based merchant bank, and its affiliates from October 2011 to October 2016, managing portfolio holdings in education, consumer products and digital media. 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, managing family investment holdings in consumer products, professional services, real estate and education. Mr. Pope also held positions including senior SEC reporting at Omniture 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.
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.
John Patrick Henry
John Patrick Henry
Executive Vice President of Sales
John Patrick Henry Mr. Henry serves as our Global Executive Vice President of Sales and is responsible for our global sales team, focused on providing innovative classroom technologies to K-12 schools around the world. Our solutions are used for whole-class learning, collaborative learning, assessment for learning and STEM. In the area of STEM, Mr. Henry has worked closely with the developer of the Globisens Labdisc to deploy this exciting new device in science classes throughout the United States. Prior to joining Boxlight, Mr. Henry served as the Chief Marketing Officer for Promethean North America and Director of Strategic Alliances for the Apple Education division.
Lori Page
Lori Page
Vice-President of Global Marketing
Lori Page Ms. Page has served as our Vice-President of Global Marketing since January 17, 2018. Prior to that, from 2015-2017 Ms. Page served as Director, Customer Relationship Marketing at Cox Media Solutions Group in Atlanta, Georgia and managed B2B and B2C CRM strategy for the Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book and Dealer.com brands. Ms. Page began her career at Apple Computer and held various market development and business development positions. During her 12-year career at Apple she was recognized seven times with awards and accolades including Business Development Executive of the Year in 1991. Over the next 14 years, Ms. Page held leadership roles in marketing, corporate sponsorship, public relations and brand execution at Air2Web, Eastman Kodak Company, and Promethean where she was vice president of marketing for North America from 2012-2014. During her six year career at Promethean, Ms. Page designed and directed an award-winning experiential marketing mobile tour, recognized nationally by Event Marketer Magazine in 2011 as best mobile marketing program of the year. Ms. Page received a BBA cum laude in Marketing from Georgia State University.

Board of Directors

Mark Elliott
Mark Elliott
CHIEF EXECUTIVE 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.
Michael Pope
Michael Pope
PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR
Michael Pope Mr. Pope has served as our President since July 15, 2015 and has been a director of our Company since September 18, 2014. Mr. Pope served as Managing Director of Vert Capital Corp., a Los Angeles based merchant bank, and its affiliates from October 2011 to October 2016, managing portfolio holdings in education, consumer products and digital media. 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, managing family investment holdings in consumer products, professional services, real estate and education. Mr. Pope also held positions including senior SEC reporting at Omniture 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.
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.
Harold C. Bevis
Harold C. Bevis
INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR
Harold C. Bevis Mr. Bevis has served as a Director since March 2018. He has 25 years of business leadership experience, including 15 years as a Chief Executive Officer. He was a business leader at both GE and Emerson Electric. He has led or directed 8 businesses in 6 industries, 148 plants in 22 countries, 12 new business/new plant startups, 11 acquisitions, 24 business/plant expansions, and over 10,000 employees. Mr. Bevis is currently President of OmniMax International, a portfolio of building products businesses, since October 2017. Mr. Bevis earned a BS degree in industrial engineering from Iowa State University and an MBA degree from Columbia Business School. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and has served on 5 Boards of Directors. Since June 2014, he has served at Commercial Vehicle Group, a NASDAQ listed company, where he serves as a member of the audit and compensation committees.
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.
James Lindsey Clark
James Lindsey Clark
Independent Director
James Lindsey Clark Mr. Clark has served as the president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) since January 2012. He leads a network of 4,600 Boys & Girls Clubs that serves nearly 4.7 million young people annually in all 50 states and U.S. Territories – in large cities and small towns, in public housing and on Native lands – and on U.S. military installations across the globe. More than 50,000 professional staff members operate the Clubs, supported by some 285,000 board and program volunteers. Mr. Clark has guided the organization through the launch of an exciting new strategic direction, the Great Futures Impact Plan. Under his leadership, BGCA Clubs are increasing the impact on the young people they serve by focusing on three priority outcome areas – academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. To ensure BGCA provides the best possible service to Clubs, Mr. Clark has spearheaded a major restructuring of the national organization. He has introduced innovative programming that supports the three outcome areas in ways that are fun and engaging, such as state-of-the-art STEM initiatives and Brain Gain, a program to combat summer learning loss.