Pete joins Vrakas with nearly 30 years of experience in the accounting profession. He serves as a Partner and Managing Director of our Kenosha Office. Pete specializes in consulting, accounting, and tax services for closely-held & family-owned businesses and their owners for companies in the construction and real estate industries. He is a member of the Construction Financial Management Association, the National Association of Realtors, Wisconsin Realtors Association, Southshore Realtors Association and regularly attends industry specific training to stay up to date on the latest trends. Pete also has significant experience serving clients in manufacturing, retail, and professional services industries.
Before joining Vrakas, 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 subguard 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, traveling with his family or refereeing a basketball game.