Tracy Poole is a Founder and Managing Partner of FortySix Venture Capital, where he focuses on investments in the Energy, Healthcare, and Digital Transformation sectors. 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 where he was credited with creating a new derivative instrument known as a “synthetic tolling agreement” which allowed parties to hedge the commodity and other risks associated with the ownership and operation of a gas-fired power plant with financial settlements.  He was the founder and President of an upstream oil and gas producer which had multiple successful exits.  Previously, while working in the energy trading business for The Williams Companies, Tracy was credited with structuring and negotiating some of the largest wholesale power transactions to exist in the energy markets.  Tracy received a Bachelor of Science from Oklahoma State University and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma. Tracy is a board member of the Riata Center for Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University, The Spears College of Business School of Entrepreneurship and is a frequent guest lecturer. Tracy is also a member of the Oklahoma State University Foundation Board of Governors. Tracy has served  in a fiduciary capacity throughout his 30-year career and has closed hundreds of transactions for billions of dollars in notional value across multiple verticals, giving him a unique perspective of what works, and what doesn’t, and the toolkit to help move the latter to the former.

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