VectorPoint has a cohesive team of Managing Partners and Investment Professionals, so we can make decisions quickly while preserving the integrity and timeliness of the investment process.  Our team brings a successful track record in venture capital, private equity, 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 has over twenty-five years of business management experience in a variety of industries, serving in numerous roles including founder, investment management professional, multiple senior management positions and board member.  He brings extensive experience in growth capital investing, portfolio company management, entrepreneurship and finance to VectorPoint.  He has also been an angel investor in select emerging companies based in the Northwest US.



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.