MPI Corporation hires Jeff Pratt as VP of M&A

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – January 18, 2016. MPI Corporation welcomes Jeffrey S. Pratt as the newest member of the corporate staff. Mr. Pratt will serve as Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions, responsible for evaluating and acquiring existing businesses to diversify the holdings of MPI Corp.

Jeff Pratt joins MPI Corp with over 25 years of experience in finance and investment banking, most recently as founder and Managing Director of Creekview Capital, LLC, a merchant banking firm focused on secured investments to grow small businesses. Prior experience includes regional manager and team leadership roles with JPMorganChase in Detroit, Chicago, Dayton/Cincinnati, and Indianapolis. After Chase, Jeff established the Indiana advisory office for Brady Ware Capital, a business advisory and investment banking firm. Jeff was also a Senior Commercial Banker for STAR Financial Bank where his focus was on helping business owners find solutions to their problems. Jeff Pratt brings to the position not only years of banking experience, but also the perspective of an entrepreneur and business owner, as he is also a shareholder of Midwest Parts Team, a family owned chain of NAPA Auto Parts stores.

“We are excited to have Jeff as a part of the MPI Corp team,” says Clay Barnes, President & CEO of MPI Corporation. “Not only does Jeff bring a wealth of relevant experience working with privately-held, middle-market companies in the Midwest, but he also lives by strong personal values that are aligned with our values of integrity, excellence and service that will help us further our mission to build businesses and enrich lives.”