Managing Director and COO
Rocky Fiore joined Prairie Capital Advisors in 2000 and serves as a member of the company’s Board of Directors, Fairness Committee, Operating Committee and Business Development Committee. He is also a shareholder in the firm. As a Managing Director, Rocky oversees client engagements related to employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) feasibility and structuring, valuation, fairness opinions, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), estate planning, capital structuring and more for clients across the country. Rocky has extensive experience in leveraged ESOP and M&A transactions as well as other forms of leveraged buyouts. He also has a diverse background working with companies in many different types of industries.
As Chief Operating Officer, Rocky manages all production teams, ensuring the exceptional delivery of services and the ongoing development of Prairie professionals. In addition, Rocky oversees business development across the entire organization.
Rocky is a nationally-recognized speaker on topics related to ESOPs, valuation, M&A and more. He is a current member of the Advisory Committee on Finance with The ESOP Association and sits on the Board of Directors at Novaspect Holdings, Inc., an Emerson Automation Solutions Business Partner.
Prior to joining Prairie, Rocky was an Investment Representative for ABN Amro Inc. During his time there, Rocky provided personal financial advice and services to clients of LaSalle Bank. He has also worked as both a Financial Analyst and a Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley.
Rocky earned a Master of Business Administration degree from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree with a specific concentration in Finance from DePaul University. Rocky currently holds FINRA Series 24, 63 and 79 securities licenses.