Patrick J. Jensen, Partner - Business Development
Patrick Jensen currently serves as a Partner of Prairie Capital, and is responsible for sourcing and evaluating potential investments, structuring and negotiating transactions, and working with portfolio companies. Patrick currently serves on the board of directors for Architectural Lighting Works and Premier Dealer Services, Inc.
Prior to joining Prairie Capital in 2012, Patrick enjoyed a successful fifteen-year career in investment banking, most recently as a Managing Director in the Chicago office of Duff & Phelps, which he joined in 2000. Patrick began his career at Vine Street Partners, Inc., a boutique investment bank focused on sell-side, buy-side and capital raising transactions.
With over fifteen years dedicated to the middle market, Patrick has closed more than 50 transactions, working predominately with entrepreneurs, families and privately held businesses.
Patrick graduated from the University of Illinois with a BS in Finance. He received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Patrick lives with his wife and two children in Clarendon Hills, Illinois.
In addition to his responsibilities at Prairie, Patrick and his wife have been active supporters in a variety of volunteer and fundraising services, including the Hope4Bridget Foundation, the Little City Foundation, and Clarendon Hills Little League. For additional information about these organizations, please see the Civic Engagement section of this website.