Mr. Diehl is the Chief Executive Officer of Prairie Capital Advisors. Mr. Diehl provides closely-held businesses a complete understanding of the best available options for their ownership transition needs. He expertly executes projects for mergers and acquisitions (M&A), management buyouts (MBO), Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), estate planning and other corporate finance purposes. Mr. Diehl serves as a trusted advisor to a diverse range of clients nationwide delivering highly strategic consultation.
With extensive end-to-end management experience and a focus on his clients’ success, Mr. Diehl helps ensure an exceptional ownership transition experience. Mr. Diehl is a CFA Charterholder and is on the board of directors of two companies – a manufacturer of plastic parts and a financial consulting firm. He is also a frequent speaker in forums around the country on topics including ownership transition, valuation, capital management and business sale. He is also a past chair of the Advisory Committee on Valuation with the ESOP Association.
Before joining Prairie Capital Advisors, Mr. Diehl was Relationship Manager/Senior Administrator in the Northern Trust Company’s Wealth Management Group, specializing in advising and administering individual family relationships for families with liquid net worth in excess of $100 million. He provided expertise on structured equity, financial reporting, investment management, asset allocation, lending, family partnership administration, performance analysis and tax-related work. Prior to that, Mr. Diehl worked for Harris Trust and Savings Bank, providing financial reporting and performance analysis for the bank’s largest relationship, a $12 billion pension trust.
Mr. Diehl holds a Master of Business Administration Degree in Finance from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from Indiana University.
- Business Valuation Association (BVA)
- Candidate Membership for American Society of Appraisers (ASA)
- Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder
- National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO)
- The ESOP Association
Posted on Wed, June 29, 2016