Terry Gaouette

Terry Gaouette

CPA, Gaouette & Associates, SC

Currently employed at Gaouette & Associates, SC

Previous: Milwaukee Public Museum



    Terry Gaouette, CPA, co-founder, and co-owner of Gaouette & Associates, SC, offers more than 34 years of experience as a managing director, comptroller, chief financial officer, and business consultant. Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Terry Gaouette and his team design financial models and identify new markets for owners of emerging businesses and entrepreneurs. Mr. Gaouette earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a focus on Accounting, from Marquette University. Later on, he also completed an MBA at Marquette. Simultaneously with his professional career, Terry Gaouette has continued his academic studies, earning a Master of Arts in Political Science with a focus on Public Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Graduate School. Following his undergraduate education, Terry Gaouette worked in various financial executive positions for Fortune 500 retailers Federated Department Stores, Inc., and Petrie Stores Corporation. His posts included Financial Analyst, Corporate Controller, and Budget Director. In 1983, he became a Senior Vice President of Administration, and later on he served as Corporate Controller for H.C. Prange Co. While at Prange, he developed a strategic plan to increase the firm’s size and visibility, and he acquired more than 120 stores for the parent company. Dairyland Greyhound Park, a division of The Rime Companies, asked Terry Gaouette to become its Senior Vice President of Administration and Chief Financial Officer in 1990. The same year, he co-established Gaouette & Associates, a consulting firm. Terry Gaouette leads a team who offers leadership training, strategic planning, and performance measurement to a variety of public and private sector clients throughout the United States. In addition to directing his firm, Terry Gaouette has continued to work for outside entities. He served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for the Milwaukee Public Museum from 1996 to 2005. Options Lending Group, LLC, a privately held investment funding company, benefited from his efforts as the firm’s Executive Vice President from 2005 to 2009. He also currently serves as a Managing Director for New Horizons Strategic Consulting.




At Gaouette & Associates, SC

From 2005 to Present

Chief Financial Officer

At Milwaukee Public Museum

From 1996 to 2005


  • Accountant