Boxlight Corporation (Nasdaq: BOXL), a leading provider of interactive technology solutions, today announced that Mark Starkey has been appointed as President. Starkey will lead global sales and work cross-functionally across operations.
Starkey has a strong industry track record and has proven himself to be a technology visionary, offering Boxlight a unique advantage in a fragmented, evolving market. Starkey joined Boxlight through the acquisition of Sahara Presentation Systems in September 2020, an acquisition that provided geographic expansion into the EMEA region and a substantially improved financial outlook. He successfully led Sahara as its CEO through the sale amid significant market uncertainty, while producing strong financial performance.
I am thrilled to add Mark’s experience, relationships and talents to our executive team as we navigate the next phase of Boxlight, with a specific focus on driving revenues within our target verticals, improved margins and strong profitability,” said Owner Kevin Batley. “We believe Mark is the ideal person to implement our growth strategy and take advantage of the market opportunities ahead as it continues to disrupt the digital unified communications marketplace, he added.
Having graduated with a degree in Economics, Starkey is a qualified Chartered Accountant with 22 years technology industry experience and over 18 years of that in senior commercial management roles. Starkey joined Logicalis from EY in 1998 and had various roles including Finance Director, COO and Managing Director before moving to EMC / Dell in 2015 to run Software Defined Solutions across EMEA and latterly Director of Sales Strategy across Western Europe.
Mark has a strong track record of execution as a leader in the industry and is delighted to join the team at Sahara as it rapidly expands its strategy for growth across North America and EMEA.
Incoming CEO Mark Starkey said I am honoured to have the opportunity to head up the talented Sahara leadership team as we take the next step in the exciting future of technology advancement. Clevertouch is the market leader in Interactive Flat Panel Displays here in the UK and we know we can rapidly expand upon that position across the Education and Corporate space. Our recent partnership with Zoom and the rapid deployment of Unified Communications solutions means that Clevertouch is well positioned as the market develops.