the team behind prairie capital advisors

Our Team

Melissa Goetz, CPA/ABV, ASA

VICE PRESIDENT

Melissa Goetz joined Prairie Capital Advisors in 2018. She performs comprehensive valuations and provides financial advisory services to privately-held companies in a wide variety of industries, specializing in companies that have employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs). Her experience also includes performing business valuations for Federal estate and gift tax purposes, buy/sell arrangements, family limited partnerships and succession planning. Melissa is a member of the Board of Directors of the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (KSCPA) and also serves on their Business Valuation and Litigation Support Task Force.

Melissa shares her expertise on ESOPs and valuation matters through Prairie’s webinar program and through speaking engagements at chapter conferences sponsored by The ESOP Association. Melissa co-authored a chapter on ESOP strategies in the book Exit Planning: The Definitive Guide, which was published in conjunction with the Business Enterprise Institute. Additionally, she co-authored an article for the American Towman magazine called “ESOP: Selling Out to Employees.”

Prior to joining Prairie, Melissa was a co-founder of KC&G Business Appraisal Associates, Inc. She was previously employed as a business appraiser with Kennedy and Coe, LLC, where she helped form the business valuation department.
Melissa holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Fort Hays State University in Hays, KS. She also holds the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation in the state of Kansas.
  • Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
  • Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) of the American Society of Appraisers
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • The ESOP Association
  • Kansas Society of Certified Public Accounts
  • KSCPA Business Valuation and Litigation Support Task Force
  • National Center of Employee Ownership (NCEO)

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