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Mr. Rick Nagel

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Managing Partner

Phone: (405) ***-****  
Email: r***@***.com
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
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    Oklahoma State Chamber
  • Member of the Board of Governors
    Oklahoma Aerospace Association
  • Member
    Oklahoma Aerospace Association
  • Member of the Board of Governors
    Aerospace Industries Association
  • Member of the Board of Governors
    US Air Force Association
  • Member
    US Air Force Association
  • Board Member
    State Chamber of Oklahoma

Education

  • B.S. degree
    University of Oklahoma
  • OU
  • B.S. , Environmental Science
    University of Oklahoma
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acorngrowthcompanies.com, 18 Dec 2015 [cached]
Rick Nagel
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.
Prior to joining Acorn, Mr. Nagel was with Platinum Equity as part of their operating team, where he led several revitalization and transformation strategies that spanned high growth enterprises and successful turnarounds. In this capacity, he managed and helped lead several companies in Platinum¹s information technology and telecommunications portfolio, which included DCA Services, Matrix Telecommunications, and numerous bolt-on acquisitions. He joined DCA in 1995 before WorldCom divested it to Platinum in 1997 and was named president of DCA in 1999.
Mr. Nagel is a current member of the Board of Governors for the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), the Oklahoma Aerospace Association, and the US Air Force Association. He serves on the Board of Directors for the State Chamber of Oklahoma, is involved with numerous civic organizations, locally and nationally, and is the state president of the Oklahoma Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs. In addition, Mr. Nagel is the treasurer for US Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK, Appropriations & Rules), a position he also served for former US Congressman JC Watts. Nagel is also a former Finance Chairman for the Oklahoma Republican Party.
A Phillips 66 Scholar, Mr. Nagel holds a B.S. degree from the University of Oklahoma's College of Engineering in Environmental Science.
Team | AGC Aerospace & Defense
www.agcaerospace.com, 11 Sept 2015 [cached]
Rick Nagel Managing Partner
As the Managing Partner of Acorn Growth Companies, Rick Nagel leads the strategic direction of the firm and its portfolio assets.
He first served Acorn as an Advisory Board Member and in 2004 joined as a partner, launching the firm¹s private equity practice. Since, he has led and is responsible for the current geographic footprint, fund operations, fundraising activity, investment deal generation, portfolio integrations and company performance improvement initiatives.
Board of Directors | Oklahoma State Chamber
www.okstatechamber.com, 8 July 2015 [cached]
Rick Nagel
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Rick Nagel
Partner Acorn Growth Companies
Rick Nagel - AGC Aerospace & Defense
www.agcaerospace.com, 11 Sept 2015 [cached]
Rick Nagel Managing Partner
As the Managing Partner of Acorn Growth Companies, Rick Nagel leads the strategic direction of the firm and its portfolio assets.
He first served Acorn as an Advisory Board Member and in 2004 joined as a partner, launching the firm¹s private equity practice. Since, he has led and is responsible for the current geographic footprint, fund operations, fundraising activity, investment deal generation, portfolio integrations and company performance improvement initiatives.
Prior to joining Acorn, Nagel served as a managing director and member of the operating team of Los Angeles-based Platinum Equity, where he led several revitalization and transformation strategies that spanned high growth enterprises and successful turnarounds. In this capacity, he managed and helped lead several companies in Platinum¹s information technology and telecommunications portfolio, which included DCA Services, Matrix Telecommunications, and numerous bolt-on acquisitions. He joined DCA in 1995 before WorldCom divested it to Platinum in 1997 and was named president of DCA in 1999.
Nagel is a current member of the Board of Governors for the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), the Oklahoma Aerospace Association, and the US Air Force Association. He serves on the Board of Directors for the State Chamber of Oklahoma, is involved with numerous civic organizations, locally and nationally, and is the state president of the Oklahoma Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs.
He is the treasurer for US Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK, Appropriations & Rules), a position he also served for former US Congressman JC Watts. Nagel is also a former Finance Chairman for the Oklahoma Republican Party.
A Phillips 66 Scholar, Nagel holds a B.S. degree from the University of Oklahoma's College of Engineering in Environmental Science.
Nagel, his wife and their three children reside in Norman, Oklahoma.
FARNBOROUGH, England - Acorn Growth ...
www.acorngrowthcompanies.com, 25 Jan 2015 [cached]
FARNBOROUGH, England - Acorn Growth Companies (AGC) Partner, Rick Nagel, will be addressing the global aerospace and defense industry at the Farnborough Air Show. He will be part of a panel discussing emerging trends in the global aerospace supply chain. The briefing led by Aviation Week and SpeedNews, will take place on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 at 09:00 BST in the Cody Room in the Media Center, Hall 1A.
Acorn Growth Companies is a private equity firm with holdings that provide core capabilities and offer a rather uncommon set of solutions to the emerging challenges in the aerospace and defense supply chain. Under the AGC Aerospace & Defense brand, the firm operates a diversified portfolio comprised of 15 companies ranging from manufacturing, logistics, engineering and integration services, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and aircraft finance and leasing.
According to Nagel, "OEMs and Tier 1s are seeking alignment with suppliers that are willing to adapt to an even more demanding marketplace by sharing in new program risks and committing to full life-cycle support."
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Nagel added. Nagel has and continues to serve on numerous local, state, and national boards. He is a member of the Board of Governors for the Aerospace Industries Association, the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce, the Oklahoma Aerospace Association, and a member of the U.S. Air Force Association.. Additionally, Nagel serves as campaign treasurer for Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK, Appropriations).
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Nagel, along with other members of the AGC leadership team will be available 14 - 20 July at the Farnborough Air Show in the ADS U.K. Pavilion, Hall 1 Stand B15F.
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