Experienced Partners

Experienced Partners

Michael Barry, CTP

Mr. Michael Barry, the President of Prairie Street Capital, has extensive experience as the CEO of industrial distribution businesses as well as in the global sourcing of products. He was the President and COO of Copperfield Chimney Supply, a national supplier of proprietary chimney and hearth products to retailers and professional contractors.  Mr. Barry was also the President of Woodard, Inc., a $65 million multi-location manufacturer of casual patio furniture to specialty retailers and mass merchants.  Prior to joining Woodard, Mr. Barry was the President and CEO of Intech EDM, an industrial distributor of consumable materials for Electrical Discharge Machining with operations in six countries.

Mr. Barry received his BS from Georgetown University and an MBA, with distinction, from The Wharton School.  Mr. Barry is a CTP (“Certified Turnaround Professional”) and a member of the AICPA and the Illinois CPA Society.

Randy Talcott

Mr. Randy Talcott, a partner of Prairie Street, is a seasoned financial executive with over 30 years of experience in a variety of industries including manufacturing, distribution, travel and leisure, and home security.  He has served as Chief Financial Officer of both medium size and small public and private companies where he has secured hundreds of millions of dollars in both public and private financing, executed several mergers and acquisitions, implemented ERP systems for companies in manufacturing and the travel industry, and has led the legal, human resources, and information technology functions in several organizations. Mr. Talcott specializes in financial leadership, financial forecasting and reporting, raising capital, mergers and acquisitions, growth companies, and distressed situations.

Mr. Talcott received his degree in Economics from the University of Michigan and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society.