Prairie’s ESOP Story

Employee Ownership

As a leading financial advisor focused on helping businesses think forward, we transitioned our own Firm’s ownership responsibly. Our ESOP not only provides a means for transition but also fosters an ownership mentality and culture in our employees.

Prairie fosters an ownership culture and collaborative work environment which helps employees think and act like owners. They are highly involved and engaged as a workforce, motivated to work hard for clients and help businesses think forward.

On January 1, 2012, Prairie implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Since Prairie focuses on ownership transition for its clients, the founders wanted to ensure Prairie had its own smooth transition. Currently, the ESOP provides qualified employees to participate in a plan with over 50% ownership of the Firm. As co-founder Ken Serwinski says, Prairie “not only prescribes but takes its own medicine.”

“Our employees are incredibly talented and dedicated. They have contributed tremendously to Prairie’s achievements and sharing ownership with them not only rewards their contributions but also provides them with an incentive for their continued dedication,” says Dave Diehl, CEO of Prairie. “As a leading financial advisor to ESOP companies across the country, employee ownership aligns the interests of the Firm with our employees.”

WE ARE EMPLOYEE - OWNED

Prairie Capital Advisors implemented a Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) on January 1, 2012

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Middle - Market Focus

Middle - Market Focus

Prairie Capital Advisors is dedicated to serving the investment banking and financial advisory needs of middle - market business owners

Ownership Transition

Ownership Transition

A successful transition needs a well-thought- out strategy. We will help define, shape, and implement a plan that meets your short-term and long-term objectives

Corporate Growth

Corporate Growth

Build or buy? It could be both. Prairie Capital Advisor’s strong relationships with debt and equity capital sources will help you realize your corporate growth strategies

Business Sustainability

Business Sustainability

Sustainability requires strategies that grow the enterprise and minimize risks. Prairie advises companies on strategies that result in long-term shareholder value