Meet the Leadership Team

The Acacia Group is led by experienced operators and investors working at the nexus of people, technology and intelligence.

Gavin Long Partner

Gavin is a Partner at Acacia. A highly experienced operator in the US technology and national security markets, he has a deep knowledge of the capabilities at the core of Acacia’s investment strategy, and leads the Group’s outreach with industry and customer stakeholders.

Gavin has executed M&A strategies for industry primes, major consulting firms and private equity groups, including BAE Systems, the Civitas Group, Arthur Andersen and Imperial Capital.

He holds a Bachelors in Philosophy from Appalachian State and was a postgraduate at Duke.


Matt Milstead Partner

Matt is a Partner at Acacia. He is experienced as a senior business leader and advisor, primarily in the technology and communications sectors.

Matt has worked extensively in start-up and early stage growth companies, and has led several businesses through financial and operational restructuring. He led New World Network Holdings and 360americas, and held senior operational positions at Lightwave Spectrum International.

He holds a Masters in Management from George Washington University, and an Engineering degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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