David DiehlCFA

Chief Executive Officer
Oakbrook Terrace, IL

David Diehl joined Prairie Capital Advisors in 1999 and is a shareholder in the firm. He is also a member of Prairie’s Board of Directors. Dave provides closely-held businesses with a complete understanding of the best available options for their ownership transition needs. He expertly executes mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”), management buyouts (MBOs), employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), estate planning and other corporate finance transactions. Dave serves as a trusted advisor to a diverse range of clients nationwide delivering highly strategic consultation.

With extensive end-to-end management experience and a focus on his clients’ success, Dave helps ensure an exceptional ownership transition experience. Dave is also a CFA Charter holder and is on the board of directors of a company that manufactures plastic parts. In addition, he is a frequent speaker in forums around the country on topics including ownership transition, valuation, capital management and the sale of businesses. Dave is also a past chair and an Emeritus Member of the Advisory Committee on Valuation with The ESOP Association.

Corporate Directorships:

  • Plastic Products Co. Inc., Lindstrom, MN – Member, Board of Directors
    January 2014 – Present

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