the team behind prairie capital advisors

Our Team

Michael McGinley

DIRECTOR

Mr. McGinley operates out of and manages Prairie Capital Advisors’ Atlanta office. He specializes in all aspects of ownership transition financial advisory services to business owners, Boards of Directors and trustees, including Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), mergers and acquisitions (M&A), capital raising, and the valuation of businesses and business interests for gift and estate tax planning, strategic planning, financial accounting and reporting, buy-sell agreements and dispute resolution. He currently serves as a member of The ESOP Association’s Valuation Advisory Committee. Mr. McGinley was recognized as a Top 40 Under Forty honoree by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA).

Mr. McGinley provides financial advisory services primarily to middle market, privately held businesses in a wide range of industries such as: Architecture/Engineering/Construction firms, automotive, biotechnology, chemical, consumer goods, distribution, energy, entertainment, financial services (including accounting, banking and investment management), government contractors, food and restaurant, health care and dentistry, technology, management consulting and other service related firms, manufacturing, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, public relations, retail, transportation, telecommunications and utilities.

Prior to joining Prairie Capital Advisors, Mr. McGinley was a Manager at Willamette Management Associates. He performed financial advisory services for purposes of mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, transaction negotiations, feasibility studies, strategic planning, fairness opinions and adequate consideration opinions. Before joining Willamette Management Associates, Mr. McGinley was a consultant at Value Prism Consulting. At Value Prism Consulting, he performed valuations for a variety of purposes, including: mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; corporate restructurings; financial reporting for purchase price allocations; goodwill and long-lived asset impairment testing; and complex equity derivatives transactions.
Mr. McGinley holds a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Mr. McGinley currently holds FINRA Series 79 and 63 securities licenses.
  • Accredited Senior Appraisers of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA)
  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
  • Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA)
  • 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