the team behind prairie capital advisors

Our Team

Gregory Cook

DIRECTOR

Gregory Cook advises middle-market companies on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), financial opinions, ESOP matters, corporate planning and other investment banking advisory services. Mr. Cook is responsible for providing project management services, corporate valuations and related transaction analyses in support of fairness opinions, capital structuring engagements, including Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) implementation, leveraged recapitalizations, management buyouts (MBO), mergers and acquisitions and other related corporate finance purposes. Mr. Cook was recognized as a Top 40 Under Forty Honoree by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA).


Prior to joining Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc., Mr. Cook was a Vice President at Duff & Phelps in the transaction opinions group. Through his tenure, Mr. Cook worked on a variety of engagements including fairness opinions, solvency opinions, business valuation, ESOP advisory and other complex financial analyses. In addition, Mr. Cook was employed as a Strategic Consultant at Humana Inc. His duties included business development, lead generation, financial modeling, and buy-side execution relating to the acquisition of key strategic opportunities in the Chicagoland area. The majority of his experience was concentrated on financial analysis and transaction execution in the healthcare industry.
Mr. Cook holds a Master of Science Degree in Finance from the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign, a Bachelor of Arts degree in finance and Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign. Mr. Cook currently holds FINRA Series 79 and 63 securities licenses.
  • National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO)
  • The ESOP Association

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