Bryan Daniels formed Prairie Capital with Steve King in 1997, and shares overall management responsibility for Prairie. Bryan is responsible for deal generation and overseeing due diligence, deal structuring and negotiation, along with fundraising and investor relations.
Bryan also has portfolio management responsibility for Prairie Capital, and is currently a director for nine Prairie Capital portfolio companies, including DRB Systems, Chicago Deferred Exchange Corp., Northfield, ProVest, PBE Group, R3 Education, Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, Taylor Capital Group, and Teacher Match LLC.
Prior to establishing Prairie Capital, Bryan was a Senior Vice President of commercial banking at American National Bank & Trust Company, an $8 billion subsidiary of Bank One (now part of JP Morgan Chase). Overseeing more than $70 million in preferred stock investments in this division, he also served on the Investment Committee of ANB Mezzanine.
Bryan graduated magna cum laude from Wabash College with a BA in Mathematics and Chemistry. He received a MBA from the University of Chicago, with concentrations in finance and accounting, and thereafter completed his MS in Computer Science at the University of Chicago.
In addition to his responsibilities at Prairie, Bryan is a Visiting Committee Member of the Physical Sciences Department at the University of Chicago, which fosters dialogue and creates links with the broader community. Bryan and his wife Cathy also support the Music Institute of Chicago, where she is a Board of Trustee.more » « less