Boxlight Corporation, a provider of interactive technology solutions for the global education market, has appointed Michael Pope (pictured) as chairman and chief executive.
The Lawrenceville, Georgia company’s previous chairman and chief executive, Harold Bevis, has accepted a position with another organisation and has stepped down as an officer and director.
Pope has been Boxlight’s president since 2015 and has navigated the company through seven acquisitions from 2016 to 2019, and an IPO and Nasdaq Stock Exchange listing in 2017. He has significant experience with capital markets, operations, business development, corporate strategy, accounting and corporate finance.
He was previously managing director at Vert Capital, a private equity and business advisory firm, and its affiliates from 2011 to 2016, managing portfolio holdings in education, consumer products, technology and digital media. From 2008 to 2011, he was chief financial officer and chief operating officer for the Taylor Family in Salt Lake City, managing family investment holdings in the consumer products, professional services, real estate and education sectors. He has an active CPA licence.
Boxlight director Mark Elliott said: “We’re thrilled that Michael has accepted the offer to assume leadership of the company at this critical time. Michael’s intimate understanding of the company’s history, along with his solid grasp of the education technology landscape and keen business intellect, position Michael as a clear fit. Boxlight’s board of directors has complete confidence in Michael’s ability to navigate the company through its next chapter.”