Project Description

Steve King

Founding Partner

Steve King

FOUNDED PRAIRIE:

1997

INDUSTRY FOCUS:

Education

EDUCATION:

University of Illinois
(BS in Finance)
University of Chicago
(MBA)
Loyola University
(JD)

EXPERIENCE

Steve co-founded Prairie Capital and currently serves as a Partner of the firm. Prior to Prairie, Steve led the formation of ANB Mezzanine Corporation (then a subsidiary of First Chicago Corporation), serving as its President from 1994 to 1997. Previously, he held positions of increasing responsibility with American National Bank & Trust Company of Chicago, also a subsidiary of First Chicago Corporation.

OTHER

Steve is on the Board of Directors of First Busey Corporation (NASDAQ: BUSE). He is also a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow and and past chairman of NASBIC (now the Small Business Investor Alliance). Steve is active in various civic and community organizations with a particular interest in education. He is currently on the Board of Directors of Arc of Hope, Big Shoulders Fund, and Loyola Academy. Steve raised his four children in Evanston, IL where he and his wife continue to live.

CURRENT PORTFOLIO

Industrial Water Treatment Solutions Corp.
Pioneer Metal Finishing Corporation
EIC Holdings

SELECT PRIOR PORTFOLIO

DRB Systems
Teacher Match Holdings, LLC
FCA Packaging Products, LLC
Specialized Education Services, Inc.