Partners and Associates

Partners and Associates

A hybrid team of accountants, advisors, and consultants whose collective experience and diverse backgrounds ignite ideas, reconfigure approaches, and recommend strategies and innovative solutions for our clients.

Michael Vaccarella
Chicago

1 N. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

Tel: 630.368.7025
Email: mvaccarella@wipfli.com

Services

Consulting

Areas of Focus

  • Manufacturing and distribution
    • Metals and fabrication
    • Plastics and injection molding
    • Auto, aerospace, and waste
    • Equipment manufacturing and rental
  • Health care
  • Professional services and technology

Industries

Private Equity

Education

Loyola University Chicago
  • Bachelor of business administration degree with a focus on public accounting

Michael L. Vaccarella, CPA, CGMA, CM&AA

Partner

Leveraging more than 20 years of public accounting experience, including more than 10 years with mergers and acquisitions, Michael Vaccarella leads Wipfli’s Private Equity and Transaction Advisory Services team. He provides client relationship support and coordinates buy-side and sell-side transaction diligence and consulting for private equity funds, portfolio holdings in addition to family offices and corporations.

Michael works tirelessly on behalf of his clients. He seamlessly coordinates with Wipfli’s  audit, accounting, and tax teams as well as Wipfli Corporate Finance Advisors, LLC for streamlined responsiveness.

Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant
  • Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) - Member
  • Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) - Member 
  • Association for Corporate Growth (ACG®) - Member 
  • Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries (MBBI) - Member 
  • Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors®(AM&AA) - Member
  • Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce