Acacia adds senior associate to team

Austin-based private equity firm Acacia Partners has hired Kyle Echerd as a senior associate. Previously, he was an associate at CenterOak Partners.


Acacia Partners (“Acacia”), an Austin, Texas based private equity firm, is pleased to announce that Kyle Echerd has joined our team as a Senior Associate.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Kyle to our firm. As Acacia continues its growth, it is critical to add team members like Kyle who appreciate our unique approach to partnering with family-owned and owner operated businesses. His skill set will bolster our ability to achieve Acacia’s goal of being the preferred financial partner to middle market companies.” said Brad Johl, Partner at Acacia.

Kyle was previously an Associate at CenterOak Partners, a middle market private equity firm based in Dallas, Texas, and prior to that he was an Analyst in the Investment Banking Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Kyle will be actively involved in all aspects of Acacia’s investment activities.

About Acacia Partners

Acacia Partners is a private investment firm based in Austin, Texas that invests only in family-owned and owner-operated companies. Acacia invests from a committed capital fund in businesses ranging in enterprise value from $30 million to $500 million that are seeking majority or minority equity investment partners. Acacia offers a unique alternative to traditional private equity for business owners that prioritize our differentiated approach and are interested in maintaining a meaningful equity stake alongside our investment. Learn more at