The Team Behind Prairie Capital Advisors

Our Team

Vince DiRaddo

CPA

Director of Finance & Administration

Vincent DiRaddo joined Prairie Capital Advisors in 2011 and is a shareholder in the firm. He is responsible for all of the financial accounting and finance aspects of Prairie as well as oversight of the company’s information technology, human resources and general operational matters.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Prairie, Vince worked for several privately-owned and private equity-backed professional service organizations building multi-location international and domestic organizations through organic growth, as well as integration of strategic mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Most recently as Corporate Controller at Staveley Services North America, Inc., he partnered with an internal cross-functional team focused on reducing costs, improving productivity and enhancing operating efficiencies which led to the successful divestiture of the company’s three U.S. Operating Divisions providing above-average returns for the company’s foreign shareholders. 

Previously, as CFO of Opticor, Inc., a practice management company for ophthalmology and optometry practices, he directed and managed the Finance and Administrative departments and led the company’s acquisition team. Prior to joining Opticor, Vince spent nine years with The HEICO Companies holding various financial management positions within their portfolio companies, including Andy Frain Services,HEICO Cosmetics and Nutrisystem. Vince began his career in Public Accounting and spent time on the audit staff in Grant Thornton’s Philadelphia office.

Education

Vince holds the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation in the states of Illinois, Pennsylvania and New Jersey and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Finance Leaders Association
  • Financial Executives International
  • Illinois CPA Society
  • Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Center of 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