Cook Recognized as Top 40 Under Forty by NACVA

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL – August 30, 2018 – Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc., a leading corporate advisory and investment banking firm, is proud to announce David Burdette and Gregory Cook as Top 40 under Forty honorees by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA).

The 40 Under Forty recognition program is for professionals who embody the drive, motivation, and courage needed to be part of the next generation of industry mavericks.

“We are thrilled that two members of our team have been recognized for their accomplishments with the 40 Under Forty award,” comments David Diehl, CEO of Prairie Capital Advisors. “David and Greg have both contributed significantly to our firm’s success.”

David Burdette, Director provides valuation and strategic advisory services to business owners specializing in Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), gift and estate planning, strategic planning, and mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Mr. Burdette is a committed member of the ESOP Association and is on the Interdisciplinary Advisory Committee on Fiduciary Issues. He is also actively involved in his local chapter as The ESOP Association’s New South ESOP Chapter Vice President, a member of the New South ESOP Chapter Executive Committee, and currently sits on the editorial board of The New South Chapter’s quarterly publication Eye on ESOPs.

Gregory Cook, Vice President, advises middle-market companies on mergers and acquisitions, employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) advisory, corporate valuation, financial opinions and other investment banking advisory services. Mr. Cook is responsible for providing project management services, corporate valuations and transaction analyses in support of capital structuring engagements, including ESOP implementation, leveraged recapitalizations, management buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, fairness opinions and other related corporate finance services.

For more information about NACVA’s 40 Under Forty award and to read the full bios for all honorees, visit

About Prairie Capital Advisors

Prairie offers investment banking, ESOP advisory and valuation services to support the growth and ownership transition strategies of middle-market companies. Headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, the company is a leading advisor to closely-held companies nationwide. For more information, visit


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