The Team Behind Prairie Capital Advisors

Our Team

Michael McGinley

ASA, CVA

Director

Michael McGinley joined Prairie Capital Advisors in 2012 and is a shareholder in the firm. He provides financial advisory services primarily to middle-market, privately-held businesses in a wide range of industries. Michael specializes in all aspects of ownership transition and financial advisory services to business owners, Boards of Directors and trustees, including employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), mergers and acquisitions (M&A), capital raising and the valuation of businesses and business interests for strategic planning, gift and estate tax planning, financial accounting and reporting, buy-sell agreements and dispute resolution. He is also instrumental in developing Prairie’s ESOP sell-side and capital raise practice.

Michael frequently presents on ESOP-related topics, including sell-side advisory, capital raising, valuation and corporate governance, in a wide variety of venues, such as the National Center for Employee Ownership, The ESOP Association, the American Council of Engineering Companies and the Treatment Center’s annual conference on investment and valuation. He has also written on ESOP-related topics for publications in the furniture and behavioral health industries. Notably, Michael co-authored Making Sense of Your New ESOP: A Leader’s Guide.

Michael serves as a member of The ESOP Association’s Valuation Advisory Committee, and he was recognized as a Top 40 Under Forty honoree by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) in 2017.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Prairie, Michael was a Manager at Willamette Management Associates. He performed financial advisory services for purposes of M&A, divestitures, transaction negotiations, feasibility studies, strategic planning, fairness opinions and adequate consideration opinions. Before joining Willamette Management Associates, Michael was a consultant at Value Prism Consulting where he performed valuations for a variety of purposes, including M&A; divestitures; corporate restructurings; financial reporting for purchase price allocations; goodwill and long-lived asset impairment testing; and complex equity derivatives transactions.

Education

Michael holds a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia Institute of Technology. Michael currently holds FINRA Series 63 and 79 securities licenses.

Professional Affiliations

  • Accredited Senior Appraisers of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA)
  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
  • Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA)
  • National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO)
  • 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