the team behind prairie capital advisors

Our Team

Victor Aspengren

DIRECTOR

Victor Aspengren has been heavily involved in ownership transition for over a decade. As part of Prairie Capital Advisors’ Cedar Rapids office, Mr. Aspengren provides Midwest and nationwide 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). Victor is a member of the National ESOP Association and has served as a former board of director’s member, former member of the board of governors, former chair of the Ownership Culture Committee and is a current member of the committee. He is also a past officer of the IA/NE ESOP Association Chapter. He is a regular presenter at both organizations’ annual and regional meetings.

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 (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