Chairman and CEO
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.