Partners, principals and associates

Mike Vesel Wausau

11 Scott St.
Wausau, WI 54403




Michael R. Vesel, CPA


Mike Vesel is a partner in the Financial Services Practice at Wipfli. Mike was formerly the Financial Services Practice Leader and was responsible for the overall financial results, strategic direction, and development of services within the practice, as well as partner and associate development.

Mike spends almost all of his time working with financial institutions as well as assisting in the overall administration of the Financial Services Practice. He also oversees Wipfli’s financial institutions trust practice. Mike has extensive knowledge in several financial institution-related industry areas and previously was in charge of the audit and accounting group of Wipfli’s financial institutions practice.

Mike’s years of experience and recruiting and strategic planning background helps him to understand and provide value in a variety of client situations. His clients value his experience and responsiveness, and they often call him first when they have questions. Mike finds that his clients value his ability to objectively challenge them to think outside the box when making business decisions.


  • Certified Public Accountant

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Wisconsin Bankers Association – Associate Member Advisory board member
  • Wipfli’s Board of Directors – Past board member and vice chairman
  • Wipfli’s Professional Employee Recruiting Committee – Past chairman
  • Newman Catholic Schools – Current Newman Catholic Schools endowment trustee
  • Everest Area Optimists – Past president and board member
  • Bank on Wipfli Podcast – Host

Areas of Focus

  • Financial institution auditing and taxation
  • Financial institution consulting
  • Trust consulting, auditing and compliance
  • Strategic planning and facilitation


University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • Bachelor of business administration degree in comprehensive public accounting