D. Mark Poag
D. Mark Poag is Senior Vice President of Legal, Marketing, and Strategic Alliances at Datacert. In this capacity he oversees all transactional, litigation, and regulatory activities for the company, as well as Datacert’s marketing and communication functions. Poag is also responsible for overseeing the evaluation and execution of strategic alliance opportunities and is credited with driving the execution of Datacert’s broad-based partner network. Since joining the company, Poag has been instrumental in shaping the strategic direction of Datacert’s product line. He was also recognized as “Outstanding Solo Corporate Counsel” by the Association of Corporate Counsel and the Houston Business Journal. As a key industry thought leader, Poag has authored or been featured in numerous published articles.
Prior to joining Datacert, Poag was co-founder and President and CEO of DigiContract, which was acquired by Datacert in 2001. Under his leadership, DigiContract successfully raised private equity, built an accomplished team, and developed a compelling product in a new market. Before DigiContract, Poag practiced corporate law at Bracewell & Patterson, LLP where he helped clients close numerous structured finance and M&A transactions.
Poag is an active member of many esteemed professional organizations, including the Association of Corporate Counsel, American Bar Association, and the State Bar of Texas. He holds a bachelor's degree from Princeton University, an MBA from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, and a juris doctorate from Tulane University School of Law.