David M. Wilke, CPA

David M. Wilke

Managing Partner, CPA, MBA

David is the Founder and Managing Partner of Wilke & Associates, CPA and Small Business Advisors. His entire career has been dedicated to being an advocate for privately held businesses and Certified Public Accounting. His skills have been proven in tax planning, business planning and business consulting. David earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and Finance and his Master in Business Administration from Duquesne University. Since the founding of Wilke & Associates, David has grown the client base from 1 to over 2,000 clients and his staff has grown from 1 to over 40 employees. David has been nominated as Entrepreneur of year and Accountant Advocate of the year by the SBA. David currently serves on the Board of Light of Life Rescue Mission of Pittsburgh.

David E. Cooke, CPA

David E. Cooke

Partner, CPA

David, a Pittsburgh native has dedicated his career solely to Certified Public Accounting. David joined Wilke & Associates, LLP in August 2002 and was named partner in July 2005. Prior to joining Wilke & Associates, David spent nine years as a tax manager with another firm. David earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Robert Morris College Majoring in Accounting. Some of David’s responsibilities include preparing and reviewing business and individual income tax returns, tax research, tax compliance and tax planning. David’s primary client base consists primarily of real estate investors and clients who are invested in the oil, gas and energy industry. David is heavily involved with ACRE of Pittsburgh, Inc. a local chapter of the National Real Estate Investors Association.

Peter Fleming

Peter E. Fleming

Partner, CPA, CFE

Peter has spent his accounting career working for and assisting small and large businesses. He earned his degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Peter spent the first part of his accounting career in the private sector in the capacity of CFO and Controller positions. Peter joined Wilke & Associates in 2005 and made Partner in 2008. As Partner, he concentrates on auditing, forensic and fraud accounting, income tax planning, business planning and consulting services including software selection, entity selection, and buying and selling businesses. He assists many small and start-up businesses in obtaining financing and complying with regulatory agencies. Peter has been a witness on numerous fraud and forensic engagements and has provided extensive litigation support. In addition, Peter is a frequent speaker for compliance, tax and other accounting or auditing matters.

Maria D. Stromple

Partner, CPA, MST

Maria has more than 30 years of public accounting experience servicing closely-held businesses in manufacturing, real estate, wholesale distribution, transportation/logistics, insurance, and technology industries.

Her diversified experience includes federal and multi-state compliance and comprehensive strategic tax planning for businesses and individuals. Prior to joining Wilke & Associates, LLP in 2020, Maria was a Partner and Firm Wide Tax Director for Herbein + Company. She also spent 20 years at Schneider Downs and as a Tax Director, she led the high net worth individual and family office practice group. Maria has earned her master’s in taxation from Robert Morris University and an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Duquesne University.

Maria has participated in numerous acquisition and divestiture teams providing business owners with tax strategies for structuring transactions. Maria has assisted business owners in obtaining valuations and preparing purchase price allocations. Maria has worked closely with attorneys in evaluating tax matters and language for partnerships, equity awards, sales, and merger agreements.

Maria’s experience also includes working with executives regarding tax planning, executive compensation tax benefit planning and modeling implications for stock options, charitable gifting, and the execution of effective tax strategies.
• Maria is a Member of the American and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
• She is the Corresponding Secretary and Continuing Professional Education Chair for the Allegheny Tax Society (ATS).
• Mentor for the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence (IEE).
• Maria is a member of the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), Women and Leadership Council (WLC).
• Maria has conducted technical training programs, is a public speaker for professional organizations, and is a tax blog writer.

Peter J. Mullen, CPA, CVA

Peter J. Mullen

Partner Emeritus, CPA

Pete has invested his entire career in public accounting. Pete earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Drexel University in Business Administration. He joined Wilke & Associates in 2005 and made Partner in 2007. His range of clients includes health care, legal and other professional service firms, wholesale, retail and manufacturing operations. His primary area of service includes valuation services for closely held commercial businesses and professional practices in connection with buy-sell agreements, sales of businesses, gifting and divorce property. Additional services Pete is proficient in are accounting, management consulting, servicing and administering retirement plans, and income and business taxes. Peter is also a presenter for workshops pertaining to business valuations and exit strategies and has been a witness in litigation.