Vrakas CPAs + Advisors Appoints New Managing Shareholder

Bradley J. Weckwerth

Bradley J. Weckwerth

Brookfield, Wis.-based Vrakas CPAs + Advisors announces 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 Holmes, the firm’s president and managing shareholder since 2006.

Beckwerth says he is humbled to be selected as Holmes’ successor. “The relationships I’ve built throughout my time here are truly special. 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 marketplace.”

Holmes and Beckwerth will work as co-managing shareholders through June 2020 to ensure a seamless transition. Going forward, Holmes will remain as one of the firm’s full-time tax shareholders.

Vrakas, with over 70 professionals, 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.