Ryan Stute

CPA | Principal


Not every accountant has the expertise and perspective to work across international borders.

Ryan Stute does. From his early years at Ernst & Young, where he served top executives in global corporations in both the Puget Sound Region and Europe, where he developed a reputation as someone who truly understands the needs and issues of his clients regardless of what language they speak. For Ryan, accounting is as much about people as it is about numbers. As he puts it, “The #1 thing I love about my job is the opportunity to interact with people, both clients and colleagues.” As a principal in the firm’s tax practice, Ryan is a respected advisor on income tax, financial issues, and proactive tax and estate planning. His clients include businesses that are family owned or closely held, as well as high net worth individuals.

Practice Emphasis

  • Special emphasis on income and investment related issues for current or potential high net worth individuals
  • Forming limited liability companies to reduce personal liability or facilitate estate planning opportunities
  • Charitable giving of appreciated assets
  • Planning and reporting compliance on international issues

Proven Results

  • Maximized client tax deductions by analyzing the client’s overall income position and the timing of charitable contributions of appreciated property.
  • Identified opportunities for tax deferral and tax exclusion with qualified small business stock resulting in a tax deferral of $750,000.
  • Created family partnerships/LLCs and trusts to facilitate wealth transfer and reduce potential estate taxes.


  • University of Washington, B.A. in Accounting
  • Golden Gate University, M.S., Taxation


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants

My Life by the Numbers


English Wife


English football habit


Ex-stray-cat, Scooter


Kids in their 30s