Tracey R. Skjeveland

She / Her / Hers
150 South Fifth Street, Suite 2200
Minneapolis, MN 55402
D: 612.371.5211

In her roles as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Merchant & Gould, Tracey concentrates on strategic planning and management. She directs day-to-day operations, supervises all administrative departments and personnel, and assists the firm's managing partner in making fiscally-sound business decisions. As a CPA, she also helps publicly-traded clients with budget estimates so they can provide accurate financial reports to the SEC.

Tracey joined Merchant & Gould in 1999 as a financial analyst. She was promoted first to financial analyst manager, then to director of finance, to CFO in 2006, and most recently to COO/CFO. She enjoys working with the firm's partners, staff, and clients, as well as the challenge of taking on new projects and the variety her job offers at a high level.

Tracey has two children who keep her busy, and is an avid Iowa State fan. She rarely misses a Cyclones home football game.


University of Northern Iowa
B.A. Accounting, 1996

Awards & Recognition

Selected as one of Minnesota's Most Powerful Business Leaders by Minnesota 500, 2020
Selected as a Top Women in Finance honoree by Finance & Commerce, 2016

Professional Affiliations

Association of Legal Administrators
    Large Firm Retreat Committee (2018-2020; chaired in 2020)
Association of Legal Administrators, Minnesota Chapter
    ALAMN Board of Directors, Finance Director (2011-2015)
    ALAMN Board of Directors, Communication Director (2013-2014)
    Large Firm Committee Chair 2014-2018;2020
    Finance Special Interest Group Chair 2008-2011
University of Northern Iowa Accounting Alumni, Minneapolis Chapter
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

Civic Leadership

Children's Law Center of Minnesota
   Finance Committee

Professional Licensure and Certifications

Certified Public Accountant
Certified Legal Manager


All Media
Press Releases
Tracey Skjeveland Nominated for CBIZ’s 2022 Minneapolis Women Transforming Business Award
Congratulations to Tracey Skjeveland on being nominated for CBIZ’s 2022 Minneapolis Women Transforming Business Award. The award identifies and honors financial leaders who have had a transformational influence within their organization in one of three ...
News Alerts
Merchant & Gould Congratulates Sheila Niaz as the Firm’s Pro Bono Award Winner
Merchant & Gould’s Pro Bono Committee announced the firm’s 2021 Pro Bono Awards to attorneys who have dedicated their time to helping their communities through pro bono legal services and their deep commitment. A special congratulations ...
Breaking the Ice: IP attorney, colleagues earn pro bono recognition
Merchant & Gould partner Tony Zeuli says volunteering with Children’s Law Center (CLC) to represent foster children in court is a rewarding experience for him and Minneapolis colleagues.Zeuli, a CLC board member, accepted the nonprofit’s Distinguished ...
Press Releases
Merchant & Gould Receives Distinguished Service Award from Children’s Law Center of Minnesota
Merchant & Gould was honored by the Children’s Law Center of Minnesota (CLC) with the Distinguished Service Award at its 26th Anniversary Virtual Benefit on Oct. 7.The Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to one law firm or corporation ...
Press Releases
Merchant & Gould COO/CFO Tracey Skjeveland Receives 2016 Top Women in Finance Award
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce that Tracey R. Skjeveland, the firm’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, has been selected by Finance & Commerce as a “Top Women in Finance” 2016 honoree.Each fall, Finance ...