Kurt Gresens Named MP of Wipfli

Kurt Gresens

Kurt Gresens

Kurt Gresens has become the new leader of Milwaukee-based Wipfli LLP (FY18 net revenue of $317.9 million). Wipfli partners had previously elected Gresens, who will succeed Rick Dreher, who is completing the final term of his 13-year tenure as the firm’s MP and chairman of the board. The firm also announced that Kelly Fisher will take over Gresens’ current role of practice partner effective June 1.

Gresens has been a partner at the firm since 2006 and was elected to Wipfli’s board of directors in 2013. Most recently he has served on the firm’s leadership team as overall practice partner since 2016. During his career at Wipfli, Gresens has served a variety of clients across industries and played a key role in helping create the firm’s Vision 2020 and Wipfli 2025 strategies.

“Kurt first joined Wipfli in 1992 right after graduating from college and moved through the company’s ranks. His appointment as the new managing partner is an exciting milestone in our firm’s future and succession plan that the board has been working on for more than a year,” Dreher says. “Over the years, Kurt and Kelly have played key roles in the strategic growth and direction of the firm, and we are very confident in their ability to take Wipfli to the next level.”

“Under Rick’s guidance and leadership, Wipfli has achieved ambitious growth, and he has paved an excellent path for us to follow,” says Gresens. He adds that Fisher “brings with her a strong transformational mindset and extensive experience implementing new technologies. Her deep knowledge and ability to identify and put ambitious goals into action will help accelerate the firm’s transformation.”

Fisher, who previously led the tax practice, has more than 17 years of public accounting experience in manufacturing, technology, professional services and international operations, including experience with a Big 4 accounting firm.

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