Paul T. Dacier is Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Indigo Agriculture, Inc. Indigo is an agriculture technology startup that is dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. Dacier brings to Indigo deep legal experience from his previous post as Executive Vice President and General Counsel at EMC Corporation, a world-renowned leader in cloud computing and software solutions.
At EMC, Dacier was responsible for the worldwide legal affairs of EMC and its subsidiaries and oversaw the company's internal audit, real estate, and facilities organizations. He also oversaw EMC’s sustainability and government affairs departments. Dacier spent 26 years at EMC, from 1990 to 2016.
In 2013 and 2014, Dacier was President of the Boston Bar Association, which has more than 10,000 members. He is also a trustee of the Social Law Library, one of the largest legal research institutions in the United States.
In 2015, Dacier was appointed chairman of the Massachusetts Judicial Nominating Commission by Governor Charles D. Baker, Jr. This twenty-one-person commission advises the Governor on candidates for judicial office in Massachusetts. In 2016, he was named co-chairman of the Supreme Judicial Court Nominating Commission by Governor Baker.
Dacier is vice chairman of the board of directors of AERCAP Holdings N.V., the world’s leading commercial aircraft leasing company, located in Dublin, Ireland. He is on the board of directors of Progress Software Inc., a global software enterprise, located in Bedford, Massachusetts. Dacier is also a past President of the Knox Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America.
Dacier received a bachelor's degree in History from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is also a graduate of Marquette University Law School. In 2015, the law school named him Alumnus of the Year. Dacier is admitted to practice law in Wisconsin and Massachusetts.