Wipfli LLP Enhances Dealership Services Through Merger With Leslie Learning LLC

MINNEAPOLIS (April 14, 2006) — Wipfli LLP and Leslie Learning LLC joined forces in a merger effective April 3.  The move brings together two firms experienced in providing consulting services to the automobile dealership industry.


            Since Wipfli and Leslie Learning have a number of clients in common, the two firms have developed a mutual respect for each other over the years.  In recent months, they realized they would be able to serve current and future clients better together than as separate entities. 


          “The union of Wipfli and Leslie Learning will only strengthen our firms’ abilities to prepare all current and future dealership clients for the challenges that lie ahead in today’s changing business environment,” says Steve Hewitt, managing partner of Wipfli’s dealership practice.  “We will enhance our level of expertise, and our combined experts will leverage complementary resources and skills.  that can improve a dealership’s bottom line.  Our commitment to exceptional service remains solid and steadfast.”


            As a result of the merger, Wipfli grows its dealership practice.  In addition to increasing its client base, It has also gained associates who specialize in performance enhancement, profit improvement and leadership development for dealerships.  These associates (including Leslie Learning founder/owner Jim Leslie) will be based in Wipfli’s Minneapolis office.


           According to Leslie, this move develops the breadth and depth of services his firm offers to dealerships.  He states, “We are proud and pleased by this exciting collaboration, and we are most certainly looking forward to the new and exciting growth opportunities provided by this important alliance.” 

About Leslie Learning

            Founded in 1988, Leslie Learning LLC is a national organization based in Minneapolis that helps dealership clients across the country become more successful through profit improvement, management development and leadership development practices. 

About Wipfli

With more than 700 associates and 18 offices in Wisconsin and Minnesota, Wipfli ranks among the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation. Wipfli can advise in all areas of business, from finance and operations to human resources, information technology, and customer relationships. Wipfli’s clients include manufacturers, health care organizations, financial institutions, nonprofit entities, dealerships, contractors and developers, small businesses, and individuals. Wipfli’s 75-year legacy of helping its clients succeed is a point of pride for each of the firm’s partners and associates.  To learn more, visit www.wipfli.com.

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