Joe started his career with Vrakas in 1988. As the head of the Computer Consulting Department, he manages software sales, implementation and support for the firm. Joe’s expertise is focused on accounting, distribution and manufacturing software systems, with specialized knowledge of make-to-order manufacturing systems.
Prior to working in computer consulting, Joe gained significant experience in the firm’s financial services practice. During this time, he developed his skills in helping clients strengthen internal controls, improve accounting procedures, develop and implement budgeting systems and perform financial analysis. With his strong accounting background, Joe has an enhanced ability to understand his clients’ financial goals and apply appropriate software solutions to meet their needs.
Throughout his time with the firm, Joe has helped numerous companies improve their overall business processes through software solutions. From implementation to training, Joe’s customized software services help companies gain greater efficiency, effectiveness and accuracy in their job costing and sales processes, creating significant improvements in cash flow and financial analysis.
Under Joe’s leadership, Vrakas/Blum Computer Consulting, Inc. has attained Platinum Level Reseller status with Sage and has been honored as the #1 JobOps solution provider in the nation. He has been involved with over 125 Sage 100 ERP installations and over 100 JobOps installations.
Joe attributes his successful career to his perseverance and his dedication to maintaining a healthy balance between his work and personal life. Raised in Cudahy, he currently resides in Brookfield with his wife, Kathy, and their two children, Jenny and Jimmy. In his time away from the office, Joe enjoys hunting, fishing, and woodworking.