OUR COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE OVER TIME MADE US WHAT WE ARE TODAY.
We have taken large strides to ensure that excellence comes from within our firm. Our people make us the great company that we are, and the exceptional service we provide clients is directly related to how we serve our own employees. In turn, Stout fosters a culture that allows employees to grow personally and professionally. The commitment to our values is reflected in the firm's rich history and has helped us grow to where we are today.
Craige Stout founds the firm in Detroit, providing valuation services to clients. Beginning with a two-person team in a living room, the Detroit office has grown to one of our largest.
We establish our Investment Banking group, offering advice on mergers and acquisitions, private capital raising, and other services.
We expand our physical presence with an office in downtown Cleveland.
Our Chicago office opens. The office has grown to be the largest at the firm.
We open our New York office and relocate our corporate headquarters to Chicago.
We open our Tysons Corner office in Virginia, adjacent to Washington, D.C.
Our Dispute Consulting group launches, delivering a variety of services, including expert testimony, litigation consulting, investigations, compliance, and special assignments.
We expand to the West Coast with our new Los Angeles location.
We complete our first major acquisition with the purchase of Howard Frazier Barker Elliott (HFBE), establishing our Dallas and Houston offices. Separately, we open offices in Atlanta and Washington, D.C.
We open our Baltimore and Denver offices and expand our D.C. office.
We celebrate our 25th anniversary. Our Management Consulting practice launches, and we acquire Natoma Partners. We also open offices in Philadelphia, Grand Rapids, MI, and Irvine, CA.
We launch our new brand – Stout. We also acquire FMV Opinions and open new offices in Geneva and Lausanne, Switzerland.