Team

Brad Johl

Partner

Brad Johl founded Acacia Partners in 2011. Over the course of Brad’s career, he has closed and managed investments in companies with an aggregate enterprise value of over $900MM. Brad has diverse industry experience including consumer products, business services, niche manufacturing, IT, specialty retail, and healthcare services. Prior to founding Acacia Partners, Brad worked for the Esping Family Office, where he focused on equity investments in the lower-middle-market. Previously Brad worked at Fortress Investment Group, American Capital and Bear Stearns.

Brad currently sits on the board of Nations Roof, Vision Radiology and Red River. Brad is also a member the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and The University of Texas Chancellor’s Council Centurions program.

Brad graduated with high honors from The University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Finance and Business Honors.

Jeff Sokol

Partner

Jeff Sokol joined Acacia Partners as a partner in 2013. Prior to joining Acacia, Jeff was a Vice President with Vaughan Nelson Investment Management, a value-oriented investment firm in Houston, TX with $8 billion in assets under management. Jeff worked with the firm’s equity team to source, diligence, and monitor investments across a broad set of industries. Prior to Vaughan Nelson, Jeff was an analyst at Fayez Sarofim & Co., where he served with a team of industry specialists in managing a $20 billion equity portfolio.

Jeff currently sits on the board of Nations Roof, Vision Radiology and Red River.

Jeff graduated with high honors from the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Finance and Business Honors.

Greg Maletsky

Partner

Greg Maletsky joined Acacia Partners as a partner in 2015. Prior to joining Acacia, Greg was a Principal with Waveland Investments, a lower-middle market private equity firm in Chicago. Over the course of Greg’s career, he has closed and closely managed investments in companies in numerous sectors including consumer products, business services, e-commerce, food manufacturing and aerospace. Prior to joining Waveland Investments, Greg worked at the investment bank Leerink Swann & Company and Deloitte & Touche.

Greg currently sits on the board of Nations Roof and Red River.

Greg graduated from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University with an MBA and from the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Finance.

Kyle Echerd

Senior Associate

Kyle Echerd joined Acacia Partners as a Senior Associate in 2019. Prior to joining Acacia, Kyle was an Associate with CenterOak Partners, a middle market private equity firm based in Dallas, Texas. At CenterOak, Kyle evaluated and monitored companies in the consumer, industrials and business services industries. Prior to joining CenterOak, Kyle was an investment banking analyst with Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Houston, TX.

He is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master in Professional Accounting from the McCombs School of Business.