Pete joins the firm with nearly 30 years of experience in the accounting profession. He serves as a Partner and Managing Director of our Kenosha Office, Vrakas Advisors LLC. He specializes in consulting, accounting, and tax services for privately-held & family-owned businesses and their owners.
Pete has significant experience with companies in the construction, real estate, and nonprofit industries. Pete also has significant experience serving clients in the manufacturing, retail, and professional services industries.
Before joining the firm in 2018, Pete was an Audit Partner of Clifton Gunderson for 20 years and most recently the Chief Financial Officer of Riley Construction Company, Inc. for 10 years.
While at Riley, he spearheaded three initiatives that resulted in increased profits: moved from traditional insurance to a captive insurance program; enrolled Riley in a select sub guard insurance program, and implemented a new virtual credit card program to pay vendors.
Pete has received a variety of awards including the Paul Harris Fellow presented by the Rotary Foundation, the 2012 Business Journal CFO of the Year, and Volunteer of the year for the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce/Kenosha Business Alliance.
Pete resides with his wife, Lynda, and two children, Ryan and Matt, in Kenosha. Away from the office, Pete enjoys golfing and traveling.