Acorn taps former NASA administrator as senior advisor

Private equity firm Acorn Growth Companies hired ex-NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine as a dedicated full-time senior advisor to provide advice on multiple sectors, including aerospace and engineering.

According to Rick Nagel, managing partner of Acorn, Bridenstine will play a key role in efforts to deploy capital from the firm’s newest investment vehicle, Acorn Aerospace & Defense Fund V, launched last year.

“Jim’s wealth of knowledge in the space, military, aerospace and engineering sectors will be invaluable to Acorn and its portfolio companies as we continue our mission to invest in operating . . .

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