Tracy Poole is an attorney with over 25 years of experience in complex commercial transactions, M&A, financing, energy and venture capital disciplines. Tracy was corporate and outside counsel to leading energy marketing and trading companies and helped close some of the largest wholesale energy transactions in existence. He is the former General Counsel of an energy-related hedge fund and the founder of an independent upstream oil and gas producer.
As a founder, Tracy has led capital raising activities resulting in over $700 Million in debt and equity capital raised from private investors and has orchestrated successful exits of up to 10x returns.
Chuck cofounded Bridgecreek Investment Management in 2004 and grew assets under management in excess of $1 Billion. Previously, Chuck managed portfolios for high-net-worth clients, corporations, foundations, and endowments for BOK Financial and Merrill Lynch Asset Management.
Chuck holds designations as Certified Portfolio Manager from Columbia University in New York, and Certified Investment Analyst from The Wharton School of Business/Investments and Wealth Institute. He also holds a Series 65 license.
Jim Barsness is a highly accomplished finance executive with more than 11 years of progressive experience across a broad range of industries and company sizes.
Prior, Jim was a Vice President at a Dallas-based middle market private equity firm where he focused on sourcing, underwriting and managing investments across the capital structure. He also spent several years at a boutique investment bank and started his career at a Big 4 accounting firm.
Jim is a CPA and holds Series 79 and 66 licenses.
Prior to joining the 46VC team, Connor Sitton helped start an apparel company, beardedgoat, while studying business at the University of Arkansas. In his three years as Head of Sales for beardedgoat, Connor quickly became an expert in Customer Acquisition, Team Management, Data driven Growth Strategies, and all aspects of the start-up process.
Connor holds his bachelor’s degree in Business Management & Entrepreneurship from the University of Arkansas and is currently pursuing his Juris Doctorate Degree (JD) as well as his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Tulsa.
Connor is a native Tulsan and is passionate about helping people build great companies from right here in the heartland.
Before joining 46VC, Kate worked at Wefunder, an equity crowdfunding platform, where she led their expansion to Northwest Arkansas and Tulsa. She quickly developed a high level of knowledge in Regulation Crowdfunding. Prior to that, she was the Marketing Manager at Rejoicy, a Bentonville-based e-commerce startup.
Kate received a BS in Finance from the University of Arkansas.
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