the team behind prairie capital advisors

Our Team

Dan Callanan

Daniel Callanan is a seasoned valuation professional, having advised privately-held and publicly traded companies on valuation and other financial matters for nearly 30 years. Mr. Callanan has performed business valuation and financial advisory services for publicly-held and private companies for numerous purposes, including: financial reporting, employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), estate and gift tax matters, fairness opinions, solvency opinions, buy/sell agreements, marital, partnership and shareholders disagreements and dissolutions, minority dissenters rights actions, C to S corporation conversions, internal shareholder transactions, SBA and Regulation 9 (OCC) compliance, and other corporate tax and restructuring related matters. He is also on the Valuation Advisory Committee of the ESOP Association.

He has performed valuation engagements for numerous sectors, including light and heavy industrial manufacturing, consumer services franchising, traditional retail and eCommerce, construction and contracting concerns, professional service and consulting firms, financial institutions, real estate development and property management, automotive, software development, logistics, education, medical products and services, restaurants and food service, entertainment, communications, and agriculture.


Prior to joining Prairie Capital Advisors, Mr. Callanan was a Managing Director at Western Reserve Valuation, a division of Citizens Bank. He has also held positions at Comstock Advisors, JP Morgan/Chase, Willamette Management Associates, and Arthur Andersen & Co.
Mr. Callanan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Management from DePauw University with a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Managerial Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Mr. Callanan currently holds FINRA Series 79 and 63 securities licenses.
  • Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) of the American Society of Appraisers
  • National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO)
  • The ESOP Association
  • Business Valuation Association (of Chicago)

Middle - Market Focus

Middle - Market Focus

Prairie Capital Advisors is dedicated to serving the investment banking and financial advisory needs of middle - market business owners

Ownership Transition

Ownership Transition

A successful transition needs a well-thought- out strategy. We will help define, shape, and implement a plan that meets your short-term and long-term objectives

Corporate Growth

Corporate Growth

Build or buy? It could be both. Prairie Capital Advisor’s strong relationships with debt and equity capital sources will help you realize your corporate growth strategies

Business Sustainability

Business Sustainability

Sustainability requires strategies that grow the enterprise and minimize risks. Prairie advises companies on strategies that result in long-term shareholder value