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Posted 09 August, 2023

Ispire Technology Inc. appointed Michael Wang as new CEO

Nasdaq:ISPR appointed new Chief Executive Officer Michael Wang in a 8-K filed on 09 August, 2023.


  Effective as of August 3, 2023, following the recommendation of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors (the "Board") of Ispire Technology Inc. (the "Company"), the Board appointed Michael Wang, the former Chief Financial Officer of the Company, to serve as Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Company.  

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Overview of Ispire Technology Inc.
Consumer Goods • Tobacco
Ispire Technology, Inc. engages in the research and development, design, commercialization, sales, marketing, and distribution of branded e-cigarettes and cannabis vaping products. The company was founded on June 13, 2022 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.
Market Cap
$557M
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Relevant filing section
Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


Appointment of Michael Wang


Effective as of August 3, 2023, following the recommendation of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors (the "Board") of Ispire Technology Inc. (the "Company"), the Board appointed Michael Wang, the former Chief Financial Officer of the Company, to serve as Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Company. In connection with Mr. Wang's appointment as Co-Chief Executive Officer, the compensation payable to Mr. Wang does not change. Additionally, the Board and Tuanfang Liu, the Company's Chief Executive Officer, agreed that Mr. Liu would serve as Co-Chief Executive Officer.


Mr. Wang's biography can be found in the Company's prospectus dated April 3, 2023, which is incorporated herein by reference.


Appointment of Daniel J. Machock 


Effective as of August 3, 2023, following the recommendation of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board, the Board appointed Daniel J. Machock to serve as the Chief Financial Officer of the Company following Mr. Wang's promotion.


Daniel J. Machock, age 48, has 25 years of experience overseeing the financial strategy and performance for a number of companies. From January 2017 to October 2021, Mr. Machock was Chief Financial Officer at Appetize Technologies, Inc., a point-of sale hardware and software company. Prior to that, he was Chief Financial Officer at Chrome River Technologies, Inc. from 2016 to 2017, Chief Financial Officer at Post SMS Co. from 2010 to 2016, and Vice President - finance and controller at Business.com, Inc. from 2004 to 2010. Early in his career, he worked in public accounting at Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Machock received his bachelor's degree in accounting and finance from Indiana University.


In connection with Mr. Machock's appointment as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, the Company has agreed to compensate him an initial annual base salary of $300,000 and an annual discretionary performance bonus target of 50% of base salary. In addition, the Company has agreed to grant him an option to purchase 200,000 shares of Common Stock, subject to Board approval. The options will vest over a period of four years.


Neither Mr. Wang nor Mr. Machock has any family relationship with any other directors or executive officers of the Company. In addition, neither Mr. Wang nor Mr. Machock is a party to any transaction, or series of transactions, required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K which has not, with respect to Mr. Wang, been disclosed in the Company's filings with the SEC, including the Company's prospectus dated April 3, 2023 under the heading "Certain Relationships and Related Party Transactions."