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

One Westbrook Corporate Center
Westchester, IL

Tel: 630.368.7025



Areas of Focus

  • Health care
  • Manufacturing and distribution
  • Private equity
  • Professional services and technology


Private Equity


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

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

Managing Director, Transaction Services

Leveraging nearly 20 years of public accounting experience, including more than 10 years with mergers and acquisitions, Michael Vaccarella leads Wipfli LLP’s transaction services team.  He provides and coordinates buy-side and sell-side transaction support and consulting for corporations, family offices, private equity funds, and their portfolio holdings.

Michael works tirelessly on behalf of his clients.  He seamlessly coordinates with Wipfli’s fraud and forensics; valuation, litigation, and transaction support; audit and accounting; and tax teams and Wipfli Corporate Finance Advisors, LLC for streamlined responsiveness.

  • 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
  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) 
  • Family Firm Institute (FFI) 
  • Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce