Hillary Hughes joined Prairie Capital Advisors in 2011 and is a shareholder in the firm. She provides strategic insights to assist business owners and boards of directors to address long-term ownership transaction goals. Hillary has been highly involved in the structuring and valuation related to employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) on behalf of ESOP Trustees as well as business owners. Hillary provides financial advisory services to clients ranging from small family-owned businesses to large multi-national conglomerates. She specializes in the valuation of businesses and business interests for purposes of mergers and acquisitions ("M&A"), ESOPs, gift, and estate planning, and strategic planning. Hillary is also instrumental in developing Prairie’s trust-side ESOP practice.
Hillary holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Business and Economics from Iowa State University. Hillary currently holds FINRA Series 63 and 79 securities licenses.