VectorPoint Managing Directors, Advisors and Operating Professionals can make decisions quickly while preserving the integrity and timeliness of the investment and advising process. Our team brings a successful track record in venture capital and industry operational experience to bear to assist portfolio companies, boards of directors and their management teams as they navigate through business challenges.
The VectorPoint team consists of individuals with a broad array of backgrounds and experiences in finance, consulting, manufacturing, accounting and technology. Together we provide patient and dedicated support to management teams to help take their companies to the next level.
Don is co-founder of VectorPoint Ventures were he brings his extensive experience in early stage and growth stage investing, portfolio company management, entrepreneurship and finance to bear. He has over 25 years of experience in board, finance and operational roles in a variety of industries and disciplines. In his career he has served in several operational and leadership functions, including business development, finance, information technology, strategic planning and implementation, investment banking, and corporate development. He has founded or co-founded several ventures and has held key management positions in several small and middle market companies, including serving as VP Finance, CFO, COO and board director positions in both private and public companies.
Rick has over thirty years experience as a successful entrepreneur, company creator, private equity investor manager and venture capitalist.
Prior to co-founding VectorPoint Ventures, Mr. Nagel was founder and President of Pillar Management, an Oregon based group of experienced investors who have made active investments in over fifty companies and raised over $130 million, achieving many successful liquidity events. He has extensive experience in M&A and stock offerings. Rick was also co-founder and a former director of Metro One Telecommunications. He was instrumental in growing the company to over $270 million in revenue, 7000 employees, with a market capitalization of well over $1 billion, which provided exceptional returns for the investors prior to his departure. Rick also founded and served as President and CEO of four other companies.