How We Did It

Our colleagues bring a positive approach to any project, internally and externally. We give back to our communities, work with charities, and dedicate many hours to pro bono matters. We also like to have fun along the way!

Professional Excellence at Our Core

Stout’s colleagues form the foundation of our firm. Every year, we drive business success and put forth incredible effort to help clients meet their goals. Likewise, we aim to ensure everyone can excel at Stout and build long-lasting careers.
Ramiro Balladares
"My role has evolved every year I've been with the company, and that is a testament to Stout’s culture."
Ramiro Balladares
Manager | DisputES, Compliance, & INvestigations
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Tiffany Chi
"No idea is too inconsequential to be considered, which makes us, the employees, feel like our voices and ideas are acknowledged.
Tiffany Chi
Vice President | Valuation Advisory
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Jeff Gorke
"I strive for great and strong results for the client. I love the opportunity to offer quantifiable results and please the customer."
Jeff Gorke
MAnaging Director | Management Consulting
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Marylee Robinson
"There are always new fact patterns to learn, new angles to investigate, and new challenges to overcome. I enjoy immersing myself in the details and mastering the key information."
Marylee Robinson
Managing Director | Disputes, Compliance, & Investigations
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"When you work with strong colleagues, they challenge you to bring your “A Game” every day, and I really like that about Stout."
Abbey Dienes
Senior Manager | Human Resources
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"I saw that there was an extraordinary level of trust throughout the firm, and I was impressed by the longevity of relationships with clients and colleagues."
Mathis Wilke
Managing Director | Investment Banking
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Community Engagement
We take great pride in giving back to our communities and beyond. Our team members across all our offices regularly volunteer on numerous projects and provide financial support for various causes and organizations.

Stout All Together

The Fall months allow our colleagues the opportunity to take time out of our day to partner with local volunteer organizations. Hover over any of the tiles below to find out how our Stout offices served their local communities.
Tap any of the tiles below to find out how our Stout offices served their local communities.
Stout Dallas fills food baskets for 60 families with North Texas Food Bank
Stout Detroit makes blankets for Fleece and Thank You
Stout Denver distributes food to the less fortunate with Food Bank of the Rockies
In Chicago, Stout fills back to school kits with Back 2 School Illinois for United African Organization
Stout Houston cans and packs items at Houston Food Bank
Stout Cleveland prepares kits for the homeless with City Mission
Stout New York plants gardens with GrowNYC
Stout Philadelphia volunteers at Philabundance food bank
Stout Los Angeles assembles over 900 food packages for the needy with Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

tanzania Humanitarian trip

A group of 18 Stout employees and relatives traveled to Tanzania in February as part of a humanitarian trip. The team assisted with a children’s feeding program, where they helped prepare and serve food at Ngaramtoni and Mundarara schools. They also made updates to an existing chicken coop and added an addition that will expand the capacity for 200 new chicks. The group got a glimpse into Tanzanian culture through a tour of different living communities and participating in welcome rituals with a Maasai tribe.

Future Leaders in Finance Program

Stout's Future Leaders in Finance Program took place in Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, DC. The two-day, interactive workshop allowed students to learn about the many aspects of the finance industry as well as what it's like to work at a financial services firm. Through a series of presentations, case studies, and expert panels, students built and developed the knowledge and skill sets one would need to begin a career in finance.

Pro Bono Services

One of the most valuable services we offer to the community is our expertise. At Stout, we not only help low-income individuals rebuild their lives, we help foster the organizations that address the underlying issues and challenges faced by underserved populations. As a result, Stout Director Robert Levine was selected as the recipient of the Champion of the Year Award for 2019 by the Human Trafficking Legal Center. Altogether, since our Pro Bono practice was formed in 2008, we have supported more than 75 organizations, and eclipsed professional fees of $4.9 million contributed to pro bono service.

Nonprofit Board Memberships

Stout colleagues in all of our locations also take their time to participate as board members and other positions in a number of nonprofit and charitable organizations.

  • American Cancer Society
  • Asian American Bar Association
  • Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Association of University Technology Managers
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago
  • Cenikor Foundation
  • Chicago Women in IP
  • Communities in Schools of Atlanta
  • Corporate Work Study Program
  • Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan Detroit
  • The First Tee
  • Forgotten Harvest
  • Friends of the Chicago River
  • Friends of the Parks
  • Girl Scouts of America
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation
  • HFS Chicago Scholars
  • Houston Area Women's Chamber of Commerce
  • Houston Young Professionals Endeavor
  • Illinois Legal Aid Online
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • Junior Achievement
  • Justice Foundation of West Michigan
  • Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth
  • Lawyers for the Creative Arts
  • Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
  • Lupus Foundation of America
  • March of Dimes
  • Mercy Home
  • Monte Jade
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Neuhaus Education Center
  • New Avenues to Independence
  • Odyssey House Texas
  • Perspectives Charter Schools
  • Respiratory Health Association
  • Texas Executive Women
  • Second Story
  • Special Olympics
  • Young Presidents' Organization

Women In BUsiness Scholarship

Each year, Stout awards scholarships to qualified female college students pursuing business-related careers. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to women who embody Stout's core values and ambitions to help them succeed in their pursuit of a business-related career. Nineteen students have received Stout Women in Business Scholarships since the program’s inception in 2013.