From Music Man to Financial Expert – Gene McGowan

gene-wideHave you ever wondered about Gene McGowan’s history? Most of you probably don’t know that this Sioux Falls businessman is a U.S. Navy retiree and a musician whose prior career was playing the piano in bars while he was a single father of 6 children.  You can learn more about him in the January issue of Prairie Business Magazine.


Written by Rob Swenson, the article begins with:


“Kurt Loudenback credits Gene McGowan for saving his company and helping turn it into a successful business.  Loudenback is the president and CEO of Grand Prairie Foods, a food production and distribution company in Sioux Falls, S.D., that did more than $22 million in business in 2014.


“It’s not an understatement to say that we wouldn’t exist today if Gene McGowan hadn’t been there for us.  We were literally on the verge of bankruptcy as a result of our startup struggles.” Loudenback says.


McGowan, a prominent investment executive in Sioux Falls, runs his own private equity firm – McGowan Capital Group – and led a group that invested early in Grand Prairie to help the company get its footing and grow.  He is also a college dropout and an accomplished pianist who once made his living playing in bars.”


To read the rest of the article, please visit Business Insider.


To see the entire publication, please visit Prairie Business Magazine.  Gene’s article starts on page 22.


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1 comment

  • Great article Gene!

    I learned a few new things about you, but being a musically gifted person who is financially intuitive isn’t among those new insights!

    Congratulations on finding your way to where you were meant to be!

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