Henry Poole is a co-founder and CEO of CivicActions.
Henry has 30 years of experience helping organizations achieve impact by identifying strategies that work with their cultures and leverage emerging open technologies. In 1993 he pioneered one of the first internet agencies, Vivid Studios. By 1995 Vivid was delivering strategies and internet solutions to organizations including Microsoft, Apple, Nike, Sony, Bank of America as well as numerous internet start-ups. He led the sale of the firm in 1998; and, in 2000, he joined MandrakeSoft. Under Henry’s leadership it became the leading retail distributor of Linux in the United States. Henry serves on the boards of several technology companies as well as the Free Software Foundation.