Prairie Expands Investment Banking Group with the Hiring of James McQueen as Managing Director

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL – February 27, 2024 – Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc., a leading corporate advisory and investment banking firm, is pleased to announce James (“Jamie”) McQueen as the newest Managing Director in the firm’s investment banking group.

Mr. McQueen joins Prairie with over 20 years of Investment Banking experience as he has provided mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and capital advisory services to both public and private companies. His work has included the sale of industry-leading companies in the industrial technology, aerospace and defense, packaging and SAAS/enterprise software industries.

Prior to joining Prairie, Mr. McQueen held positions with Navidar, Brown Brothers Harriman, Amcor Limited, John Crane Corporation, JP Morgan Securities and Bear Stearns & Co.

Mr. McQueen earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Science degree in Financial Management and Accounting from Clemson University.

“Jamie brings to Prairie a wealth of experience and a strong reputation as a dedicated client advocate.  We are excited to add Jamie’s capabilities and industry experience to Prairie’s growing investment banking practice while continuing our commitment to providing industry-leading advisory services to our expanding client base,” commented Tim Witt, Managing Director and leader of Prairie’s investment banking group.

About Prairie Capital Advisors

Prairie is a leading financial advisory firm specializing in creating and executing ownership transition strategies for middle-market companies nationwide. In 2024, Prairie was named Corporate Fairness Opinion Provider of the Year by M&A Atlas. For more information, visit


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