Shaun McGehee joined Prairie Capital Advisors in 2004. He has extensive experience advising middle-market companies, shareholders and trustees on employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) transactions, fairness opinions, leveraged buyouts, capital raising, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and other strategic advisory engagements. Shaun is also instrumental in the training process for all employees on technical and strategic initiatives, both as part of the onboarding process and as employees advance in their careers at Prairie.
Shaun frequently speaks at conferences, including those presented by Prairie as well as The ESOP Association and the National Center for Employee Ownership, on topics including valuation, ESOP transactions, transaction financing, fairness opinions, mature ESOP issues, management incentives and ownership transition planning.
In addition, in 2019, Shaun was recognized as a Top 40 Under Forty Honoree by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA).
Prior to joining Prairie, Shaun was a Financial Planning Professional for Wachovia Securities, LLC. His duties included financial modeling, investment research and database creation and maintenance. The majority of his experience was concentrated in analyzing portfolio holdings, creating investment proposals and providing related supportfor a team of financial advisors.
Shaun holds a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Loyola University Chicago's Quinlan School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Roosevelt University in Chicago. He has participated in numerous technical seminars on ESOP transactions, leveraged buyouts, M&A and corporate valuations. Shaun currently holds FINRA Series 63 and 79 securities licenses.