Mark D. Gagné
Partner and Founder
Decagon Partners, LLC
Mark D. Gagné is the managing partner and co-founder of Decagon Partners. Mr. Gagné is the author of "The Decagon Theory" from which the company's name and approach to accelerating and maximizing shareholder value are derived. Mr. Gagné is a seasoned executive with over twenty-five years professional experience with over twenty years as a C-level executive driving the profitability and growth of both public and private companies in a broad range of industries including: software, internet and database technologies, direct marketing, hospitality, e-commerce, telecommunications and construction.
Mr. Gagné's areas of expertise include:
Operations Management / Financial Management / Project Management / Accounting & Finance Revenue Enhancement / Business Process Improvement / Strategic Planning /Human Resources / Systems Design & Implementation / SEC Reporting / Legal, Tax & Regulatory / Strategic Partnerships / Sales & Marketing / Team Building & Leadership / Mergers & Acquisitions / Creative Problem Solving
COO/CFO and Interim CEO of Global Connection, a national telecommunications and financial services provider.
EVP and CFO of Mythic Entertainment; a leading online game company; sold Mythic to Electronic Arts.
President and CEO of Availant, Inc., a privately held software product and services company and technology leader in high availability and storage management software.
Division President and COO and CFO of CMGI, drove CMGI to be the leader in the Internet technologies market significantly increasing shareholder value to a multi-billion dollar market capitalization.
EVP, COO and CFO of Clarus Corporation, directed all operations of this provider of a suite of B2B e-commerce software solutions including procurement, market making, settlement, complex auctions and dynamic pricing, wireless applications and enterprise application integration
CFO, CAO and Treasurer of Bridgestreet Accommodations, spearheaded all facets of BridgeStreet Accommodations operations successfully integrating twelve domestic and international acquisitions expanding to 16 companies operating in 61 domestic and international markets while growing revenues from $35 million to in excess of $125 million.
Acquired and integrated or invested in 30+ domestic and international companies
CFO of three public companies leading three IPOs (CMGI, BridgeStreet, Clarus)
Mr. Gagne was also Chief Financial Officer of The Trodella Companies, a private holding company comprising three construction services companies. Mr. Gagne worked for two CPA firms, including Arthur Andersen, and is a licensed CPA. He has a BS with Honors in Accounting from the University of Vermont.