The Team Behind Prairie Capital Advisors

Our Team

Nicole Gombotz

Research Analyst

Nicole Gombotz joined Prairie Capital Advisors in 2017. She provides economic, industry and market research in support of Prairie’s valuation and investment bankingengagements.  Nicole’s principal responsibility is analyzing the business dynamics and trends of Prairie’s client industries. Given that Prairie’s client base is largely comprised of closely-held companies, she makes use of a wide variety of data sources regarding small- to mid-sized companies and their industries.  

In addition, Nicole assists in researching and writing Prairie’s white papers, articles and other publications. She is also a member of the team that creates Prairie Industry Perspectives, a publication series that provides analysis and assessment of the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and financing markets for growing industry segments.

Nicole also heads one of the three teams that comprise Prairie’s ESOP Committee.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Prairie, Nicole was a middle school English Language Arts and Social Studies teacher and team leader.

Education

Nicole earned a Master of Arts degree in Teaching, with endorsements in Middle School Education, English Language Arts, Social Studies, French and Mathematics, from National-Louis University in Lisle, IL. She also received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Northern Illinois University.

Professional Affiliations

·       The ESOP Association

·       National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO)

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