Brian Baumgart


Brian is responsible for leading the franchise market segment within the retail industry practice at CLA. He has more than 15 years of experience providing and supporting assurance, tax, accounting and consulting services to privately held businesses in the retail industry. Brian has helped both Franchisors and Franchisees throughout the life cycle of their businesses from startup to exit.

Technical experience

  • Franchise business model (franchisor and franchisee)
  • Corporate audit, review, tax, and consulting services
  • Buy/sell transactions


  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
  • Master's of Professional Accountancy from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
  • Certified Public Accountant in the state of Wisconsin

In the community

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Wisconsin Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • International Franchise Association

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