the team behind prairie capital advisors

Our Team

Ryan McCrackan, CFA

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

As a Senior Associate at Prairie Capital Advisors, Ryan McCrackan completes financial analysis and modeling services, as well as analyzes the business dynamics and trends of publicly traded companies. In addition, he performs merger and acquisition (M&A) research and prepares narrative reports in support of a wide variety of valuation projects, including Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP), leveraged buyouts (LBO), management buyouts (MBO) and other capital structuring projects for clients nationwide.


Prior to joining Prairie, Mr. McCrackan was a Portfolio Manager and Equity Analyst at CB3 Financial Group, where as part of the investment team he made buy and sell recommendations based on quantitative and qualitative analysis and managed five unique portfolio strategies to maximize alpha.
Mr. McCrackan holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Miami University (OH), Farmer School of Business and a Master of Science in Finance from DePaul University, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. 
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Chartholder
  • CFA Society of Chicago
  • 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