Entrata co-founder and former CEO Dave Bateman, who earlier this week distributed an email that included claims of a COVID-19 vaccine conspiracy aiming to “euthanize” Americans and perpetrated by “the Jews,” will divest all holdings in the multibillion-dollar company he helped launch almost 20 years ago, according to the company.
Friday afternoon, current Entrata CEO Adam Edmunds tweeted that the company had sent a notice to its employees and customers stating that the “Entrata board of directors and executive team has informed David Bateman that he must divest his equity holdings promptly. Mr. Bateman has agreed to cooperate with that process.”
The following statement was just sent out to all Entrata employees and customers:
The Entrata board of directors and executive team has informed David Bateman that he must divest his equity holdings promptly. Mr. Bateman has agreed to cooperate with that process.
— Adam Edmunds (@adamedmunds) January 7, 2022
The news follows a series of actions taken by the property management software company following Bateman’s email which drew national criticism and condemnation.
While Bateman stepped down from his longtime position as Entrata CEO in December 2020, he had remained chairman of the company’s board of directors until Tuesday afternoon, when the board asked for and received his resignation following distribution of that email earlier in the day.
Bateman’s email warned recipients, which included dozens of…