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.
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.
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.
Pat Henry
Pat Henry
Executive Vice President of Sales
Pat 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.

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
DIRECTOR (1 OF 2 INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS)
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
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
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.
Steve Hix
Steve Hix
DIRECTOR
Steve Hix Mr. Hix has been a director of our company since June 30, 2017. He is a business executive and founder of numerous public and private companies spanning his 40-year business career. Since 2012, Mr. Hix has served as the President of Circle Technology, a wireless presentation company. Previously, he was the Founder & CEO of InFocus Systems from 1987-1993 (projector company) which grew to nearly $1 billion in sales and had a market value of more than $2 billion as a public company. He was also the Founder, CEO & President of Phix Focus (R&D in Display Technology and Touch Screen Technology) 2005-2012, CEO of i3 Identification International (finger printing technology company) 2005-2010, Founder of Advan Media (Advertising Trucks with Digital Display Screens) 2003-2005, Founder & CEO of SARIF (High Temperature Poly-silicon LCD) 1993-2002, founder of Motif, Inc. (High Speed LCD Technology) 1990-1993, and co-Founder of Planar Systems (Electroluminescence Technology) 1983-1987. Mr. Hix has nearly a dozen patents in the display technology and wireless transmission space and continues to be a pioneer in the industry. He began his career serving the US Navy as Naval Intelligence and sits on the board of several companies including Melexis, Community Foundation of Southwest Washington and Puget Sound Blood Center.
Tiffany Kuo
Tiffany Kuo
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.