2018
Annual Report

2018
Annual Report

Craige Stout

Chief Executive Officer
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Clients and friends,

It is a very exciting time at Stout. In 2018, we grew in many areas, including on a financial level, geographic level, services level, and client level. The collective efforts of our colleagues and loyalty of our clients laid the groundwork for our many accomplishments of the past year, and this success was rooted in our firmwide commitment to Relentless Excellence.

We expanded our global reach, establishing a strong presence in Asia and Europe. We opened new offices in Shanghai, Singapore, and Hong Kong in September 2018 and Berlin in January 2019, all of which help to broaden our services in these regions. We now have 21 locations worldwide.

As with previous years, our revenue continued to grow, increasing by more than 14% year over year. Much of this growth can be attributed to our clients’ trust and longstanding relationships with our firm, as well as our completion of more high-profile, complex client matters across our practice areas.

Stout’s client service is second to none, and this stems from our firmwide embrace of our core values: Positive and Team-Oriented, Accountable, Committed, Entrepreneurial, Relationship-Focused, Super-Responsive, and being Great Communicators. Our clients have and always will be a priority at our firm, and we are honored that we have the opportunity to be trusted with their most important work.

We continue to add talent and build capabilities that allow us to take on complex engagements across our firm. We are proud that our net promoter score remains incredibly high and our clients continue to provide feedback, which allows us to continually improve our service to them.  

It is the great people at our firm that make this service possible. This past year we welcomed to the Stout family many talented people with expertise and diverse backgrounds who allow us to continue delivering the best service throughout our firm. Many of our colleagues were promoted in 2018, a fantastic result of their dedication. Providing opportunities for growth and development for our colleagues is a priority at Stout as we continue to build our strength and empower personal growth. We also are proud to regularly give back to our communities, supporting many charitable causes, participating in numerous events, and serving in dozens of nonprofit leadership roles.

The collegial environment at Stout is what brings all of us together and motivates us to continually strive to exceed our clients’, colleagues’, and our own expectations as we excel as a firm.  We had an outstanding year in 2018, and on behalf of all my colleagues, I look forward to more great things to come in 2019.

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Clients and friends,

It is a very exciting time at Stout. In 2018, we grew in many areas, including on a financial level, geographic level, services level, and client level. The collective efforts of our colleagues and loyalty of our clients laid the groundwork for our many accomplishments of the past year, and this success was rooted in our firmwide commitment to Relentless Excellence.

We expanded our global reach, establishing a strong presence in Asia and Europe. We opened new offices in Shanghai, Singapore, and Hong Kong in September 2018 and Berlin in January 2019, all of which help to broaden our services in these regions. We now have 21 locations worldwide.

As with previous years, our revenue continued to grow, increasing by more than 14% year over year. Much of this growth can be attributed to our clients’ trust and longstanding relationships with our firm, as well as our completion of more high-profile, complex client matters across our practice areas.

Stout’s client service is second to none, and this stems from our firmwide embrace of our core values: Positive and Team-Oriented, Accountable, Committed, Entrepreneurial, Relationship-Focused, Super-Responsive, and being Great Communicators. Our clients have and always will be a priority at our firm, and we are honored that we have the opportunity to be trusted with their most important work.

We continue to add talent and build capabilities that allow us to take on complex engagements across our firm. We are proud that our net promoter score remains incredibly high and our clients continue to provide feedback, which allows us to continually improve our service to them.  

It is the great people at our firm that make this service possible. This past year we welcomed to the Stout family many talented people with expertise and diverse backgrounds who allow us to continue delivering the best service throughout our firm. Many of our colleagues were promoted in 2018, a fantastic result of their dedication. Providing opportunities for growth and development for our colleagues is a priority at Stout as we continue to build our strength and empower personal growth. We also are proud to regularly give back to our communities, supporting many charitable causes, participating in numerous events, and serving in dozens of nonprofit leadership roles.

The collegial environment at Stout is what brings all of us together and motivates us to continually strive to exceed our clients’, colleagues’, and our own expectations as we excel as a firm.  We had an outstanding year in 2018, and on behalf of all my colleagues, I look forward to more great things to come in 2019.

Craige Stout

CEO
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