Harley-Davidson Motorcycles of Appleton fills key position through deep industry connections

Our client’s need

Driven by great ownership and an iconic American brand, Harley-Davidson Motorcycles of Appleton’s strength lies in its loyal customers and dedicated employees. Thus, the renowned motorcycle maker views each staff opening as an opportunity to bolster its workforce.  In 2011, the company identified a critical need to fill a controller position at their Appleton, Wisconsin dealership.

Baker Tilly solution

Baker Tilly began its relationship with Harley-Davidson Motorcycles of Appleton more than 15 years ago, providing tax and accounting services to their Appleton dealership. Through the years, we have expanded our services to Harley-Davidson Motorcycles of Appleton to include acquisitions, succession planning, estate planning, staffing placement, and cost segregation work.

When Harley-Davidson Motorcycles of Appleton reached out to Baker Tilly in for assistance in filling the Appleton controller position, we were immediately prepared to help. Leveraging the firm’s long experience as a Valued Business Advisor, we successfully filled the controller position with an experienced, dedicated professional, who continues to serve the Appleton facility three years later.

Results achieved

By bringing the right person to Harley-Davidson Motorcycles of Appleton, we were able to help the dealership solidify their finance and insurance operations. In turn, this significantly enhanced their profit margin and created additional opportunities for business expansion, customer service, and financial growth.


“When we had a staffing need, Baker Tilly was able to bring us the right person for the job. We wouldn’t have been able to land the same kind of candidate without their experience and connections.”

Terry Doughty, President