Will Hobby joined Prairie Capital Advisors in 2018. He performs financial analysis and modeling services, as well as analyzes the business dynamics and trends of publicly-traded companies. In addition, Will performs merger and acquisition (M&A) research and prepares narrative reports in support of a wide variety of valuation projects, including employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), leveraged buyouts (LBOs), management buyouts (MBOs) and other capital structuring projects for clients nationwide. His other responsibilities include seamless communication with clients, trustees and other service providers. Additionally, Will presents webinars on various topics including the implementation of ESOPs and valuations. He is also actively involved in Prairie’s ESOP Committee.
Will is actively involved in volunteering for the Stock Market Program through Big Shoulders Fund. Through this program, Will teaches basic concepts related to the stock market, investing and careers in business to eighth grade students in Chicago-area schools.
Prior to joining Prairie, Will worked in the financial services assurance practice at Ernst & Young where he audited year-end financial statements in the insurance and asset management industries.
Will holds the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation in the state of Kentucky. He also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Miami University in Ohio.