Tracy

Poole

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Tracy

Tracy serves in an Of Counsel capacity to the firm and is a Founder and Managing Partner of FortySix Venture Capital, a venture capital fund manager in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Prior to founding FortySix, Tracy was an attorney with McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma’s largest commercial law firm, where he focused on M&A, Corporate and Securities transactions, including fund investments and startup representation. Tracy has served as General Counsel for a $4B AUM hedge fund and as the founder and President of an upstream oil and gas producer which had multiple successful exits. Tracy has a long career navigating the Energy value chain, including serving as transaction counsel for Williams Energy Marketing & Trading Company, where he worked with deal teams to structure and close some of the largest wholesale energy transactions to exist. A long-time angel investor, Tracy is active in several investment networks including Cowboy Technology Angels (which his firm manages) and Seed Step Angels. Tracy currently serves on the board of 36 Degrees North, Tulsa’s base camp for entrepreneurs and has served on the boards of SemGroup, Foundation Energy Ltd. (UK) and Petrocom Ltd. (Hong Kong).

Tracy received a Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma State University and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma. Tracy is a board member of the Riata Center for Entrepreneurship, and the School of Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University and is a frequent guest lecturer. Tracy is also a member of the Oklahoma State University Foundation Board of Governors and was recently invited to serve on the executive committee of the HALO Hydrogen Hub, a group working to advance Hydrogen as an energy addition to benefit the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.  Tracy has served in a fiduciary capacity throughout his 28-year career and has closed hundreds of transactions for billions of dollars in notional value across multiple verticals both as a lawyer and as a principal, giving him a unique perspective of what works, and what doesn’t, and the toolkit to help move the latter to the former.  He is licensed to practice law in Oklahoma and Texas.   

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