Project Description

Tom Weidaw

Chief Financial Officer and Compliance Manager




Ohio University
(BBA in Accounting with Honors)
University of Chicago
(MBA with Honors)


Tom currently serves as Prairie’s Chief Financial Officer and Compliance Manager.  Prior to Prairie, Tom was a Deputy CFO at Magnetar Capital LLC in charge of finance and accounting for the management companies.  During his tenure at Magnetar, Tom managed teams responsible for corporate accounting, financial planning & analysis, tax, and vendor procurement.  Prior to Magnetar, Tom was a Director-Finance at GTCR, LLC responsible for the firm’s portfolio company valuation process.  In addition, Tom prepared materials for investor meetings and fundraising, and worked with portfolio company CFOs on financial reporting and cost saving initiatives.  Tom began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP working for audit and advisory clients primarily in the financial services sector.


Tom lives with his wife and two sons in Winnetka, Illinois.