Jeffrey W. Vranek, Vice President
Jeff Vranek currently serves as a Vice President of Prairie Capital, and is responsible for sourcing and evaluating potential investment opportunities, leading due diligence, structuring transactions, and supporting portfolio company investments. Jeff’s portfolio responsibilities and board observation roles include Premier Dealer Services, Industrial Water Treatment Solutions, Tower Engineering Professionals and Insource Performance Solutions.
Prior to joining Prairie Capital, Jeff was an Investment Banking Associate at Duff & Phelps Securities, where he worked across various industries, focusing on mergers and acquisitions advisory services and debt and equity financings.
Jeff graduated with honors from the University of Illinois with a BS in Finance and Accountancy and received his MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Jeff lives with his wife in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago.
In addition to his responsibilities at Prairie, Jeff is a member of the Little City Foundation Junior Board and Golf Committee. For additional information about these organizations, please see the Civic Engagement section of this website.