Jeff Morton

Acorn Growth Companies

Jeff Morton serves as Executive Vice President and the Chief Financial Officer of Acorn and its portfolio companies. Mr. Morton’s responsibilities include financial, tax, treasury, insurance and administrative support and oversight related to the identification, negotiation, due diligence, acquisition, operation and reporting of Acorn, its portfolio companies and the financial management of Acorn funds.

Mr. Morton has over 30 years of financial management experience, as a senior manager with international public accounting firms for over nine years and as the chief financial officer of numerous public and private, small to medium size, companies, in various industries including energy, multiple unit restaurant operations, publishing, government contracting and banking. He has also been an entrepreneur who developed a multi-unit restaurant company.

Prior to joining Acorn in 2005, Mr. Morton served as the chief financial and administrative officer from 1999 thru 2005 for a defense contractor that has been in the aerospace and defense sector since 1982. Among other duties, he was responsible for the management of all Federal and State contract negotiations, including the necessary approvals and compliance with procurement regulations. Additionally, in 2005, he served as the corporate controller for a $3 billion publicly-held bank.

Mr. Morton has served on the Oklahoma Venture Forum Board since 2002 and during the 2006-2007 session he served as the OVF President.

Mr. Morton earned a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from Baldwin-Wallace College and is a certified public accountant.

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