Prairie is Pleased to Announce the Promotion of Harsh Patel

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL – February 2, 2023 – Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc., a leading corporate advisory and investment banking firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of Harsh Patel to Vice President.

Harsh Patel joined Prairie in 2015 and is a part of the ESOP advisory team. “Since joining us as an Analyst, Harsh has developed a wide range of skills which are important to both our organization and our clients,” said Rocky Fiore, Managing Director and COO of Prairie. “He has a broad range of experience managing complex valuation and transaction engagements which is critical to our firm’s growth.” Franco Silva, Director adds, ”Harsh embodies Prairie’s core values and his passion to mentor junior staff and serve clients have made a tremendous impact on our organization.”

Harsh is involved in executing sell-side ESOP engagements and capital structuring projects by delivering overall project management, corporate valuations and transaction analyses. He is a member of the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) and The ESOP Association.

About Prairie Capital Advisors

Prairie offers investment banking, ESOP advisory, valuations and opinions and financial reporting valuations 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. In 2022, Prairie was named ESOP Investment Bank of the Year by M&A Atlas. For more information, visit


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