Robert Gross

Finance and Global Finance

Robert Gross



Bob Gross teaches Financial Management and Global Finance at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

Bob is the Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director of Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc. Prairie is an employee-owned company that provides investment banking, ESOP advisory and valuation services to support the growth and ownership transition strategies of middle-market companies. Prior to that, Bob served as First Vice President of Merrill Lynch, and as Area Production Manager for American Appraisal Associates. Bob has a passion for staff development, and he speaks to audiences on a wide variety of corporate finance topics, including valuation, mergers and acquisitions, ESOPs, ownership transition, securities design, and synthetic equity.

Business Leader Faculty® Since 2013

Professional Experience

Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director

Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc.

First Vice President

Merrill Lynch

Area Production Manager

American Appraisal Associates


University Wisconsin Whitewater

Master in Business Administration

University Wisconsin Whitewater

Bachelor of Business Administration