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.
Mr. Nagel holds a B.S. degree from the University of Oklahoma's College of Engineering in Environmental Science. Before joining Acorn, he worked for Los Angeles, CA based Platinum Equity.
Mr. Nagel is a three-time "Metro 50" winner, awarded to the CEO's of the fastest growing companies in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. He is a member of the International Who's Who of Professionals, the Downtown Oklahoma City Rotary Club, and the Air Force Association.
He, along with Jeff Davis, is a member of the prestigious Board of Governors of the Aerospace Industry Association, the preeminent trade association for America’s Aerospace & Defense industry.
Mr. Nagel has served on numerous local, state, and national boards and commissions. He is a current member of the Oklahoma Aerospace Association, and is heavily involved with Boys & Girls Clubs of America - locally and nationally.