Wisconsin-based CPAAI member firm Vrakas appoints new Managing Shareholder
Vrakas CPAs + Advisors is proud to announce that Bradley J. Weckwerth will be the firm’s next President and Managing Shareholder.
“It’s with great enthusiasm that we begin this transition. Brad has the full support of our shareholder group and is more than ready to take on this leadership role,” states James A. Holmes, the firm’s President and Managing Shareholder since 2006 and MGI Worldwide with CPAAI Co-Chair with Roger Isaacs.
“I am honored and humbled to be selected as Jim’s successor. I have spent my entire career at Vrakas and am excited to get started on this next chapter. Thank you to all of the past and present Vrakas employees and clients that have helped me learn and grow over the years. The relationships I’ve built throughout my time here are truly special,” states Brad Weckwerth. “This announcement is part of the firm’s long-term strategic plan which keeps us on a path to remain as one of southeastern Wisconsin’s largest locally-owned public accounting firms. We are fiercely independent and feel our unique culture and service philosophies set us apart in the market place.”
Jim and Brad will work as co-managing shareholders through June 2020 to ensure a seamless transition. Going forward, Jim will remain as one of the firm’s full-time tax shareholders servicing his clients while continuing to help develop the firm’s next generation.
Vrakas CPAs + Advisors has been providing certified public accounting and business advisory services for privately-held businesses and their owners since 1971. With over 70 professionals, their experience, size and resources enable them to provide services in virtually all areas of accounting, assurance, tax and business advisory. Vrakas focuses on privately-held, for-profit companies, including private equity and ESOP owned companies, in southeastern Wisconsin and surrounding areas across a variety of industries including manufacturing/distribution, construction, dealerships, real estate, service and retail
Vrakas is fiercely independent and its shareholder group is steadfast in its desire to remain one of the largest, locally-owned CPA firms in southeastern Wisconsin. They feel this sets them apart from their competition as it provides their clients across Wisconsin and surrounding areas with centralized/practical decision making, cost-effective fees and Vrakas service teams that are responsive to their needs.
MGI North America is part of MGI Worldwide with CPAAI, a top 20 ranked global accounting network and association with 9,000 independent auditors, accountants and tax experts in some 380 locations in almost 100 countries around the world.