Victor Aspengren has been heavily involved in ownership transition work for over twenty years. As part of Prairie Capital Advisors’ Cedar Rapids office, Mr. Aspengren provides Midwest and national business owner clients the expertise needed for their ownership transition planning and implementation needs. As former CEO and HR Manager at ESOP-owned companies, he has lived the ownership transition experience.
Mr. Aspengren is a past chair of the board of directors of the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO). He serves on the board of governors of the National ESOP Association and is a member of the Ownership Culture Committee and a former board of directors' member. Mr. Aspengren is a regular presenter at both organizations’ annual and regional meetings. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Employee Ownership Expansion Network (EOeX), an organization devoted to creating state centers for employee ownership across the country.
Prior to joining Prairie Capital Advisors, Mr. Aspengren was a Director at Verisight, Inc. (formerly the employee benefits practice at RSM McGladrey, Inc.). There, he used his past experiences as a Dale Carnegie Instructor, Great Game of Business Coach, and a Creativity Central trainer to engage owners in a business succession dialogue. The dialogue included, but was not limited to, strategy, governance, leadership succession, executive compensation, ESOPs, and organizational development.
Mr. Aspengren holds a Master of Public Administration from Drake University and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Iowa State University.
- National Center for Employee Ownership
- The ESOP Association
- Cooperative Charitable Trust Employee Ownership Forum
- Employee Owner Expansion Network
Posted on Wed, June 22, 2016