Prairie Welcomes David Horvath

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL – January 10, 2023 – Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc., a leading corporate advisory and investment banking firm, is pleased to announce it has hired David Horvath, CPA as Managing Director. Mr. Horvath will focus on Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) advisory services, including sustainability. His experience will also allow Prairie to expand service offerings to include compensation and employee benefit consulting services. The addition of Mr. Horvath is part of a larger initiative by Prairie to expand the firm’s reach to prospective ownership transition clients and to enhance existing relationships.

“Dave has advised privately-held businesses on employee benefit plans, compensation plans and ESOP related matters for over 30 years,” said David Diehl, CEO at Prairie Capital Advisors. “As a prominent member of the ESOP community, we have been fortunate to collaborate with Dave on a significant number of projects and have always admired his knowledge and consulting abilities. The Prairie team is extremely excited to now work alongside Dave and to further enhance our service offerings.”

Prior to joining Prairie, Mr. Horvath spent 35 years at Crowe LLP, most recently as Managing Director of the Employee Benefits Tax Group working closely with ESOPs. In addition, his responsibilities included qualified plan administration, executive compensation, benefit consulting and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Horvath earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Marquette University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

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. In 2022, Prairie was named ESOP Investment Bank of the Year by M&A Atlas. For more information, visit


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