The Team Behind Prairie Capital Advisors

Our Team

Wendy Gugora

Director of Marketing

Wendy Gugora joined Prairie Capital Advisors in 2013 and is a shareholder in the firm. She works closely with senior management to develop the firm’s marketing strategy and budget and to execute integrated marketing programs to achieve the desired goals of the firm. In addition, Wendy manages the development of content, including Prairie’s marketing collateral, website, social media, webinars, publications and speaking engagements. Wendy also manages the marketing team and provides internal training on systems and process and assists staff as they prepare for involvement in conferences and other speaking engagements.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Prairie, Wendy was the Marketing Manager for Kovitz Investment Group, an investment advisory firm in Chicago, Illinois. She led the marketing efforts for the firm to attract and maintain high net worth individual clients. Before that, Wendy was with Clifton Gunderson, a mid-sized accounting and consulting firm. As National Marketing Manager for the firm, she managed national and local initiatives for various industry and services teams.

Education

Wendy earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.

Professional Affiliations

  • Professional Women's Club of Chicago
  • 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