Employee Spotlight: James Pope
Technology Lab CRO James Pope and Technology Lab CEO Josh Boyd have known each other for years through their work advancing the technology sector in Middle Tennessee. When Josh Boyd made the leap to establish a company with a new approach to outsourced IT, he brought James on board. With his experience in sales and technology, James was the perfect addition for organically growing the influence of Technology Lab. By expanding the client base, James offers technology solutions to Tennessee businesses in a variety of industry spaces. We sat down with James to learn more about why he joined the team at Technology Lab, and how he envisions the brand moving forward.
What’s your name and current title?
James Pope, Chief Revenue Officer
How long have you been with Technology Lab?
Since August 2018
Tell us a little about your background.
I’m a Tennessee native from Hendersonville, and I went to Trevecca Nazarene University on a baseball scholarship. Later, I finished my degree in Marketing at Middle Tennessee State University. I’ve been working in the IT industry in sales leadership roles since graduating college. Josh and I had networked a lot together over the last eight years, so I had the opportunity to watch the growth of the business from the outside looking in. I loved how customer-centric the company was and what a strong technical foundation there was in place to properly scale. The topic of Josh and I working together came up often, but the stars didn’t align until the summer of 2018 when the company’s growth initiatives lined up with my career aspirations and skill set.
What do you love most about working at Technology Lab?
I love our “get it done” mentality, strong team bond, and our transparent communication.
Tell us about your role and your responsibilities at Technology Lab.
My responsibilities include continuing to build out the company’s sales and account management teams. I’m also implementing new services and sales enablement tools to meet the goals of our aggressive growth strategy. In addition, I work with our marketing team to identify strategic campaigns and events to continue to increase brand awareness and inbound opportunities.
What do you love to do outside of work?
I love hanging out with my beautiful wife, Ginny, and 4-year-old son, Maximus. We love to be outdoors, so we take any chance we get to hit the lake, go camping, or simply enjoy our screened-in porch. I’m also a big sports fan. I’m a diehard Titans fan as well as an Auburn fan. I’m also an avid golfer and love to travel.
Contemporary IT Solutions for Middle Tennessee Businesses
IT people aren’t always known for being people people. Luckily, Technology Lab has built a strong team of experts who are good with humans and hard drives. The Technology Lab team supports growing businesses by providing them with intuitive and elegant IT solutions. We solve IT quandaries by simplifying and unifying all the technology tools a business uses. For more information on how we can help support your business, reach out to us. We’d love to bring our ideas and expertise to the table.