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Established Milwaukee Business Leaders Mark Wiesman and Julie Tolan Acquire LauberCFOs

Founded in 1986, LauberCFOs pioneered the part-time Chief Financial Officer model and has helped over 500 small and midsized companies become more successful.

By - Feb 6th, 2017 02:02 pm

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee business leaders Mark Wiesman and Julie Tolan have acquired LauberCFOs from long-time founder John Lauber. While Wiesman and Tolan are assuming ownership, Lauber will remain an integral part of the business moving forward, focused on client consulting and business development. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1986, LauberCFOs pioneered the part-time Chief Financial Officer model and has helped over 500 small and midsized companies become more successful. Their trademark, The CFO Advantage® – refers to a full range of capabilities provided by a seasoned CFO with multi-industry perspectives. As the organization moves into its fourth decade, its new ownership will focus on both maintaining the integrity of a successful 30-year business and exploring various opportunities for growth.

Wiesman brings more than 30 years of experience in public accounting, finance, operations, IT and executive leadership positions in southeastern Wisconsin to his new role as President and Owner. He spent the last four years consulting while searching for a business that aligned with his ownership criteria. Most recently, he invested in Access HealthNet, LLC, a health care technology startup, and he serves as their COO. In addition to owning LauberCFOs, he will continue his role at Access HealthNet.

Tolan has held multiple high-profile executive leadership positions throughout her career and joins LauberCFOs as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Owner. Known for her strategic thinking and teambuilding expertise, Tolan has led multi-million-dollar development and restructuring initiatives that have transformed organizations. In this new endeavor, she will bring that expertise to bear as LauberCFOs explores various growth initiatives, including new markets and service offerings.

“LauberCFOs is a highly-regarded Wisconsin company. John has built a phenomenal business, and we are honored he is entrusting its future to our hands,” said Wiesman. “We believe the business John built is well suited for today’s move toward a more flexible work model, both for employers and for the talent they are seeking. The strength of the business, the culture of the organization, the opportunity for growth and the reputation of the leadership all made this the ideal opportunity for the next phase of my and Julie’s careers.”

In addition to fractional CFO services, LauberCFOs also offers interim talent placements and executive search services in finance and accounting. Fractional services provide a solution for small to mid-sized businesses who need a high level of financial expertise, but do not need or cannot afford a full time executive. LauberCFOs also provides CFOs, controllers, and other key financial leaders on an interim basis to keep companies thriving during the recruitment process or an extended leave of absence. They have an experienced team of executive recruiters that partner with clients of all sizes to recruit qualified financial leaders and other key talent matched to their unique needs and culture.

“For the past 30 years, LauberCFOs has built a reputation within the region as a trusted resource for companies looking for experienced, financial leadership. Over the past year, I have had the privilege of getting to know Mark and Julie and I know they are the right people to build on our success and continue expanding the capabilities of LauberCFOs,” said Lauber. “I am thrilled to have the chance to partner with them moving forward while also remaining part of the team I was privileged to build.”

About LauberCFOs

LauberCFOs, founded in 1986 by John Lauber, places experienced, part-time CFOs and offers interim and executive search services for small and midsized companies in the Midwest. Over the past 30 years, LauberCFOs has partnered with more than 500, privately held firms in Wisconsin, Upper Michigan, and northern Illinois within a wide range of industries, including real estate, financial services, manufacturing and non-profit organizations. Learn more about LauberCFOs at:

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