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Mr. Rick Nagel

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Local Address: Norman, Oklahoma, United States
Acorn Growth Companies
2701 Liberty Parkway Suite 311
Midwest City, Oklahoma 73110
United States

Company Description: Acorn Growth Companies is a private, enterprise development firm that accelerates the growth and evolution of small, niche-specific companies through thoughtful...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • B.S. degree
    University of Oklahoma
  • OU
  • B.S. , Environmental Science
    University of Oklahoma
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Board of Directors - Boys and Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County, 11 Nov 2014 [cached]
Rick Nagel, Acorn Growth Equities
Rick ..., 5 Nov 2014 [cached]
Rick Nagel Partner
Mr. Nagel directs the latter-stage initiatives of Acorn Growth Companies, concentrating on the firm's acquisition, merger, and portfolio operating activities. He serves in direct executive and oversight capacities for several firms held by Acorn, which include manufacturing, engineering services, applied sciences, maintenance, repair, and overhaul services, intelligence and surveillance operations, and specialty government leasing and financing.
Rick Nagel Joins Acorn ..., 15 Mar 2004 [cached]
Rick Nagel Joins Acorn Growth Companies Posted by on 03/15/2004
Acorn Growth Companies announced today that Rick Nagel has joined the firm and will head a new affiliate named Acorn Growth Equities.
"We are extremely pleased that Rick has joined Acorn.
Nagel joins Davis and Warren Thomas as a partner in Acorn Growth Companies and will serve as President of a newly formed private equity firm named Acorn Growth Equities.
I look forward to growing Acorn Growth Equities into a meaningful private equity firm dedicated to enhancing shareholder value and contributing to the economic development of Oklahoma," said Nagel.
According to Nagel, Acorn Growth Equities exists to acquire, operate, and maximize mission-critical and weapon system dependent systems and services companies across its focused sectors.
We look forward to working with them in the near future to attract outside capital and jobs to Oklahoma," said Nagel.
Before joining Acorn, Nagel served as director of business development for one of the nation's largest private equity firms where he was involved with and oversaw the analysis of hundreds of possible transactions and was directly involved with dozens of those that were completed. His responsibilities included analysis, transition planning, strategic planning, debt and mezzanine financing, closing support, post transaction management, metric implementation, and long-range portfolio management. Nagel also served in an executive capacity for portfolio companies, including those headquartered in Oklahoma.
Nagel is a two-year "Metro 50" winner, awarded to the fastest growing companies in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area (#10 in 2000 and #19 in 2001, respectively). He is a member of the International Who's Who of Professionals and Rotary International.
Nagel is the Immediate Past Chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party Finance Committee, Immediate Past President of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County, and is on the Board of the American Heart Association.
Rick ..., 31 Aug 2014 [cached]
Rick Nagel
Rick Nagel
Partner Acorn Growth Companies
Rick ..., 21 Mar 2014 [cached]
Rick Nagel
Mr. Nagel is a managing partner and owner of Oklahoma City based Acorn Growth Companies, an Aerospace & Defense private equity investment and buyout group. He directs the latter-stage initiatives of Acorn, concentrating on the firm's acquisition, merger, and portfolio operating activities. His day to day responsibilities include oversight of businesses focused on aircraft modification and overhaul, intelligence surveillance & reconnaissance services, manufacturing, engineering services, applied sciences, and aircraft leasing.
Mr. Nagel holds a B.S. degree from the University of Oklahoma's College of Engineering in Environmental Science.
Mr. Nagel is a seven-time "Metro 50" winner with four different companies, two of which are currently operated by Acorn. He is also a recipient of the Journal Records' Achiever's Under 40 Award.
Mr. Nagel has served on numerous local, state, and national boards. He is a member of the Board of Governors for the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce, the Oklahoma Aerospace Association, the US Air Force Association, OKC Rotary, and Young Presidents Organization (YPO). He is currently on the board and has served as president of the Oklahoma County Boys and Girls Clubs, is the acting President of the Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs for the State of Oklahoma, and currently serves on the National Government Relations Committee for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Additionally, Nagel serves as campaign treasurer for Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK).
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