The Team Behind Prairie Capital Advisors

Our Team

Lucas Gray



Lucas Gray joined Prairie Capital Advisors in 2020. He completes financial analysis and modeling services, aswell as analyzes the business dynamics and trends of publicly-traded companies. In addition, Lucas performs merger and acquisition (M&A) research and prepares narrative reports in support of a wide variety of valuation projects, including employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), leveraged buyouts (LBOs), management buyouts (MBOs) and other capital structuring projects for clients nationwide.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Prairie, Lucas worked as a Financial Analyst for ESI Equity. At ESI Equity, he focused on valuation for ESOP purposes.


Lucas earned a Master of Financial Management, Financial Asset Management degree from Drake University. He also received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Iowa State University.

Professional Affiliations

·        Brewers Association

·        Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA)

·        Iowa Brewers Guild

·        The ESOP Association

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