OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL – May 4, 2018 – Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc., a leading corporate advisory and investment banking firm, is pleased to announce the hire of Steven W. Ryan as a Director. Mr. Ryan will work out of the firm’s headquarters in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois and will focus on new business development initiatives. The addition of Mr. Ryan is part of a larger initiative by Prairie to expand and support the firm’s ownership transition services and to enhance new client relationships.

“Steve joins our team with strong business development experience,” said Ken Serwinski, co-founder and chairman of Prairie. “We are very excited to have Steve join Prairie and look forward to the contributions he will make to our firm.”

Mr. Ryan has over 30 years of new business and banking experience for clients throughout the country. Prior to joining Prairie, he was the Managing Director of the Middle Market Banking team with Northern Trust. He has led commercial banking teams that interact with private business owners and C-level executives.

Mr. Ryan received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance from the University of Iowa and a Master of Business Administration degree in International Business from DePaul University.

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. Prairie was named the 2017 U.S.A. Fairness Opinion Advisor of the Year by M&A Atlas. For more information, visit


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