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Stout Risius Ross Overview

Chicago, IL
201 to 500 employees
Private Practice / Firm
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Stout Risius Ross (Stout) is a premier global financial advisory firm that specializes in Investment Banking, Valuation & Financial Opinions, and Dispute Advisory & Forensic Services.

Stout serves a range of clients from ... Read more

Company Updates

  • The Spring/Summer 2017 issue of The Journal is now available on our website. Check out our latest insights on the M&A market, the valuation of complex securities, how to improve legal operations, the outlook for intellectual property, and much more.

  • SRR is now Stout.

    Stout Risius Ross Launches New Stout Brand | Stout Risius Ross

    In deciding to change our brand after many years as SRR, it was important for us to leverage existing brand equity while also having strong brand memorability and positive brand associations. We believe our new brand reflects how the firm has evolved and enhances our position as market-leading experts in Investment Banking, Valuation Advisory, Dispute Consulting, and Management Consulting services.

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Stout Risius Ross – Why Work For Us?


A Premier Global Advisory Firm

Welcome to Stout Risius Ross (Stout), a premier global advisory firm that specializes in Investment Banking, Valuation & Financial Opinions, and Dispute Advisory & Forensic Services. We are one of the largest, fastest growing, and most respected independent financial advisory services firms in the U.S., known for our premier expertise, deep industry knowledge and unparalleled responsiveness.  We serve a broad range of clients from Fortune 500 corporations to privately held companies in numerous industries and geographies around the world.

Since the firm was founded in 1991, we have grown at a rapid pace. Today the firm has offices in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Houston, Irvine, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Tysons Corner, and Washington, D.C. and serves clients throughout the world – from Argentina to Vietnam.

Since our inception, we have focused on delivering exceptional work and building lasting relationships.  We have developed a culture at Stout where positive team attitude, accountability, commitment, entrepreneurialism, and relationship focus are our core values.  This approach extends beyond the firm, as we volunteer our time, talent, and resources to positively impact the communities in which we do business.

Stout has been recognized numerous times as one of the best and brightest companies to work for. Our professionals have received numerous awards and are often called upon to share their expertise and experience at national conferences, industry forums, and on standards setting bodies. Our technical experts speak at a variety of events, host educational webinars, and author thoughtful and timely articles that are included in our semi-annual publication, the Stout Journal.

We believe that our employees are our greatest assets and we work hard to keep them engaged, encourage them to grow, and support them in their interests and aspirations so the firm can continue to successfully expand.  We recruit exceptional people that do exceptional things.

Our Corporate Responsibility Mission: A Commitment to our Communities

At Stout, we believe it’s not enough to simply give philanthropically. We must also act responsibly, both in our business practices and in the ways we work with others to address social challenges. Our corporate responsibility is measured by the impact and contribution of every aspect of our business, from the services we provide, to the way we manage our operations, to how we support communities and social development.

Corporate responsibility is about our people, the clients we serve, the communities in which we live, and our environment. It includes the values that guide us, the decisions we make, our actions within and beyond the firm, and the consequences of everything we do.

The three pillars of our corporate responsibility program are community, diversity and inclusion, and sustainability.

Empowering Employee Involvement

At Stout, we encourage our employees to become involved in, promote, and support causes that invest in the future of the communities where we work and live. In particular, we focus on programs related to youth, the environment, the military, and our employees’ personal health. We support employee involvement through the following programs:

Volunteer Hours Program
Stout gives employees eight hours of paid time off per year to participate in community service projects with a qualified charity of their choice.

Matching Gift Program
Stout matches donations up to $100 a year made by employees to charitable organizations.

Community Sponsorship
We aim to support at least three events per year at every one of our offices, working with local charities and organizations - especially those our employees are passionate about.

Not-for-profit board participation
Stout offers financial support to help employees provide employees pro bono services through strategic Board positions. Stout will provide up to $2,500 per employee in support of their involvement with a not-for-profit (NFP) organization.

Workout for Charity
Employees that participate in the firm’s IncentFit program can choose to donate their fitness reward dollars to one of the following charities: No Kid Hungry, National Forest Foundation, Wounded Warrior, or American Cancer Society. Stout will match up to $1,500 per quarter in total donations to these charities.

Volunteer Grant Program
Stout will provide a monetary donation to eligible non-profits as a way to recognize employees who volunteer at those organizations. Our goal is to promote volunteerism among employees and fund non-profit organizations that provide valuable services in communities where our employees live and work. SRR will provide up to $25,000 annually in volunteer grants.

Click here to view our 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report


The Stout Difference: Growth & Entrepreneurialism

You can find challenges at a lot of places – it is inherent in the type of work, the industries, and the clients. At Stout, we provide you the tools and support you need to meet these challenges, grow and succeed.  This success is encouraged, recognized and rewarded. This success is why we have been recognized for our growth, our culture and our entrepreneurialism.

Simply put, at Stout we take care of our employees professionally and personally. We encourage professional growth through technical training, career-related seminars, and reimbursement for continuing education. Employees are offered a comprehensive benefits plan that includes medical, dental, and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, and a 401(k) savings plan with an employer match.

We are always looking for smart, talented, and ambitious professionals - from entry level analysts looking to start their careers to experienced professionals who want to utilize their talents with an exciting and growing company.If SRR sounds like the right place for you to grow and succeed, let’s talk.

Stout is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of valid job requirements, qualifications and merit without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law. 


A Culture of Collaboration

Our professionals embody the core values of Stout Risius Ross - Positive Team Attitude, Accountability, Commitment, Entrepreneurial, and Relationship Focused.  We know our employees make us the great company that we are.  In turn, Stout fosters a culture that allows employees to grow personally and professionally.  

Stout is committed to helping employees achieve their goals both inside and away from the office.  We have high expectations – delivering top quality client service requires nothing less – and support an inclusive work environment with a unique, engaging culture.

  • Networking opportunities with leadership team 
  • Open book staff meetings
  • Social events that develop camaraderie
  • Peer recognition program
  • Continuous improvement driven by employee feedback


A Global Firm with Global Perspectives

At Stout, we are committed to building and sustaining a corporate culture that values diversity and different perspectives. Our inclusive environment fosters innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit that benefits our clients and employees. Stout’s team of professionals offers our clients a broad range of capabilities, experience, and expertise that enhance our ability to provide high quality financial advisory services. - See more here!

Women’s Resource Group

The Women’s Resource Group (WRG) was launched in 2011 with the goal of uniting and empowering Stout's network of talented professional women, leveraging business and philanthropic opportunities, and providing relevant professional development programs to help women in the workplace achieve success and enhance the overall employee experience at the firm.  WRG's various committees focus on a range of opportunities including promoting Stout to women outside the organization, internal programming, recruitment, and planning of the bi-annual Stout women's conference.

Women in Business Scholarship Opportunity

2014 marked the second year of the Stout Women in Business Scholarship. Congratulations to the three women who were selected from 45 applicants to receive a scholarship:

  • Christina Wells – Michigan State  (top)
  • Rachel Kitchens – University of S. Carolina  (lower left)
  • Sarah Knop – Texas A&M  (lower right)


For more information and eligibility requirements for the 2015 Stout Women in Business scholarship opportunity, click here.

Access the scholarship application directly here.

WRG 5th Annual Women's Conference
Stout hosted its 5th Annual Women's Conference on May 14-15 in Baltimore, MD.  The conference focused on networking and relationship building by bringing women professionals together. A series of networking workshops, mentoring seminars, and panel presentations took place over the 2-day conference.



Real Work. Right Away.

Whether you’re a freshman or close to graduation, Stout has exciting opportunities for you. Our interns and newly hired analysts are immersed in real projects, right away.  You’ll have immediate access to mentors that will impart the knowledge you need to become a vital member of our team.  With our “jump right in” mindset, you are given projects to master, opportunities to grow, and a collaborative cultureto embrace.  You’ll be involved in a role with intense learning, project ownership, and immediate exposure to senior professionals and clients. We offer programs for all college students who are interested in a career in the financial industry and who seek a work environment that nurtures your skills and provides a path for greater opportunity.  Its never too early to start exploring your career options.  Join some of the best and brightest professionals in the industry here at Stout.

Freshman – Career Primer

Take a day out of your winter break to join other college students for a short networking session where you’ll learn about career opportunities and receive advice from our professionals on getting the most out of your education.  Career Primer will help you jump closer to your career. 
Apply now!

Sophomore – Future Leaders in Finance

Our Future Leaders in Finance program provides the opportunity to jump right in and learn from Stout’s industry leading professionals, while developing an edge as you prepare for a career in finance. 
Apply now!

Junior – Internships

Our internship program give you the chance to explore a variety of professional development and career avenues.  Interns jump right into assignments in a variety of industries and are given significant client exposure from the start.  You’ll be assigned substantial responsibility and provided the opportunity to interact with senior professionals in a number of capacities.
Apply now! 

Senior – Analyst Opportunities
This is your opportunity to interview for analyst positions upon graduation.  We believe our employees are our best assets and are looking to recruit the best and brightest candidates.  We work hard to keep employees engaged, encourage them to grow and support them in their interests and aspirations so we can continue to successfully expand.  We provide all new analysts with the training and tools you need to jump right in from day one. 
Apply now!

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    I have been working at Stout Risius Ross full-time (More than 8 years)


    Good people and supportive environment


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    Keep on doing what you are doing

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Stout Risius Ross Interviews



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    Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
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    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Stout Risius Ross (Chicago, IL).


    Super day included 5 2-on-1 interviews, writing and technician examination. 1 interview based solely on technicals while others were behavioral and just wanted to get to know candidate. Culture seems fairly strong considering the smaller size. Quickly growing firm and proud of it.

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Stout Risius Ross Awards & Accolades

  • Litigation Valuation Provider, Litigation Dispute Advisory Services Consultant and Forensic Accounting Provider - Winner, The National Law Journal, 2015
  • Houston's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, The National Association for Business Resources (NABR), 2015
  • Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation, The National Association for Business Resources, 2015
  • Metro Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA), 2014
  • 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in Chicago, National Association for Business Resources (NABR), 2014
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