MILWAUKEE, WI — Wipfli has announced that Suresh Geer has joined its Tribal Consulting Practice. “The foundation of Wipfli’s commitment to Indian Country is providing the deepest level of industry expertise coupled with best-in-class solutions,” said Joseph Eve, Wipfli National Tribal Practice Leader. “Adding professionals like Suresh, with his 20+ years of experience as a leader at Seminole Tribe of Florida, is part of our overall strategic plan to expand and enhance our consulting services for our tribal clients.”
Geer brings more than two decades working in Indian Country as a financial and operational executive. He started his career with the Seminole Tribe of Florida in the late 1990s and worked his way up the ranks, spending the last eight years of his time there as the CFO until late 2020. His many affiliations have included the Government Accounting Standards Board, Native American Finance Officers Association, Equity Interest Consultative Group and Governmental Accounting Standards Orange Book Committee.
During Geer’s time with the Seminole Tribe of Florida, key areas of work included the transformation, optimization and strategic planning to scale streamlined operations during a period of accelerated growth within the tribe. He led initiatives that included areas such as plan administration, financing of new growth opportunities, taxable and municipal special obligation infrastructure bonds, organization-wide tax code, tribal governance and controls, IGRA and non-IGRA trusts, renewable energy, oversight of multiple federal agency audits and the implementation of one the largest full cycle tribal grant management teams.
“Since Joseph Eve CPAs merged into Wipfli nearly four years ago, our tribal practice has had the amazing opportunity of offering a seemingly unlimited set of advanced solutions to our clients,” said Jason Winkler, Wipfli Director of Tribal Business Services. “Adding professionals to the Wipfli team with the credentials and deep industry knowledge that Suresh has, empowers our tribal practice to offer an entirely new level of organizational performance consulting.”
Geer’s focus will be working with tribal clients on strategic planning initiatives, organizational design, and managing change in the workplace. Geer will attend NAFOA’s Virtual 39th Annual Conference representing Wipfli as a Gold Sponsor.