Rick Nagel
Managing Partner

As the Managing Partner of Acorn, Rick Nagel leads the strategic direction of the firm and its portfolio assets. 

Mr. Nagel first served Acorn as an Advisory Board Member and in 2004 joined as a partner, launching the firm¹s private equity practice.  He leads and is responsible for Acorn’s current geographic footprint, fund operations, fundraising activity, investment deal generation, portfolio integrations and performance improvement initiatives. Read more >

Jeff Davis
Founding Partner

As Acorn’s Founding Partner, Jeff Davis has provided leadership in all aspects of the firm’s operations and portfolio development activities and currently manages the firm’s Services and Finance Portfolios. 

Mr. Davis serves on Acorn’s governance and investment committees, and supports Acorn’s investor relations’ functions.  He is heavily involved with deal sourcing, due diligence, transition support and portfolio management. Read more >

Jeff Morton
Partner, CFO

As a Senior Partner and serving as the Chief Financial Officer, Morton manages and oversees the financial management of the firm, its funds, and its portfolio companies. He plays a critical role as part of the Capital Management team with efforts related to the identification, negotiation, due diligence, and acquisition. He actively participates in the corporate governance of the firm, and is a board member of a number of the portfolio companies.Read more >

Robert Hinaman
Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions

As a Senior Partner, Robert Hinaman leads Acorn’s Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Finance functions, which include developing relationships with intermediaries, directing the outbound calling and sourcing program, and managing the acquisition process from evaluation through due diligence, financing, and closing. Hinaman has broad transactional experience in the aerospace and defense industry on a global basis and he assists the firm in executing its strategic direction objectives.Read more >

Brandon Bradford, CFA
Managing Director, Fund IV

As a Partner, Bradford leads Acorn’s portfolio and risk management practices, which includes developing proprietary macro, sector, and subsector research and performance monitoring capabilities. Bradford also participates in in the firms due diligence efforts and serves on the investment committee.Read more >

Dale Jordan, CPA
VP, Finance

As a Partner, Jordan joined Acorn Growth Companies in 2012.  His responsibilities include due diligence support, analysis, financial reporting, tax planning, insurance and accounting-related functions of the organization.  He provides critical support to the capital management team with the integration of current and future acquisitions and supports the Finance portfolio as its acting CFO.Read more >

Debbie Davis
Senior Partner

As a Senior Partner, Davis is responsible for transition management of newly acquired companies by Acorn, and their respective strategic planning, organizational development, and alignment. She also oversees the execution of Acorn University which provides targeted curriculum on best practices in areas that include LEAN, Supply Chain Optimization, Business Development, Bid & Proposal, Human Capital Development, Communications, and Strategic Selling.Read more >

Pete Hennessey
Brigadier General, USAF (RET)

Mr. Hennessey serves as a strategic and operating advisor to Acorn in support of the firm’s merger and acquisition activities. Hennessey has more than 35 years of experience in the national security arena.  His expertise extends from the operational complexities of joint-combined warfare, legislative affairs, and the discovery and development of innovative new technologies.Read more >

Darryl Wilkerson
VP, Strategy

Wilkerson serves as Acorn’s VP of Strategy, and is the president of AGC's Integrated Defense Group which includes AGC portfolio companies with synergies in maintenance, repair, overhaul (MRO), new and used aircraft sales, proprietary FAA certified aftermarket products, system integrations with emphasis on intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR), fixed base operations (FBO), and turn-key government special mission air operations.Read more >

Erika Lucas
VP, Marketing & Communications

As a Partner, Lucas supports the merger and acquisition efforts of Acorn while also working to support the marketing, strategic communications, and branding efforts of both the firm and its portfolio companies.  She supports the integration of new and existing acquisitions to the firm’s broader investment strategy and supports international business outreach efforts.Read more >

Dan Mooney
Government Programs Manager

As the government programs manager, Dan Mooney provides strategic capture support to Acorn’s portfolio companies.  He also serves as the AGC Metric System administrator – a proprietary system designed to monitor and assess the real-time health and performance of the portfolio companies while providing a predictive perspective on future performance.Read more >

Nikela Sandoval
Project Coordinator

Sandoval serves as project coordinator supporting various activities for the Capital Management Team focusing primarily on outbound deal generation.Read more >

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