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 currently serves as a Partner of Prairie Capital. Prior to Prairie, Steve led the formation of ANB Mezzanine Corporation (then a subsidiary of First Chicago Corporation), which became Banc One Mezzanine—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 lives with his wife and four children in Evanston, IL.

CURRENT PORTFOLIO

Right at School
Pioneer Metal Finishing Corporation

SELECT PRIOR PORTFOLIO

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