Steven Sutherland, CFE, CPA, CFP®

Steven Sutherland, CFE, CPA, CFP®

Steve Sutherland is a Bates Group consultant and expert with 28 years of financial industry experience as a financial advisor, controller, auditor and business owner.

As a CPA and CFP® (certified financial planner), Mr. Sutherland has spent the last 19 years as a private wealth advisor (investment adviser representative and registered representative) to individuals and small businesses. He has hands-on knowledge of investment advisory, 40 Act funds, IRAs and retirement plans, insurance/annuities, tax and estate planning. 

Steve began his career at KPMG Peat Marwick in San Jose, CA.  As a senior accountant, he provided auditing services to middle market clients in Silicon Valley.  Subsequent to KPMG, Steve served as controller at Western Line Manufacturing, Inc., a secondary wood products firm in Portland, OR.

Along with his other certifications, Mr. Sutherland recently received his certified fraud examiner (CFE) designation. Mr. Sutherland received his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University. He maintains series 7, 63 and Oregon health & life insurance licenses.



Ameriprise Financial, West Linn, OR, Private Wealth Advisor, 1999-2018

Western Line Manufacturing, Inc., Portland, OR, Controller, 1993-1998

KPMG Peat Marwick, San Jose, CA, Senior Accountant, 1989-1992


Stanford University, Stanford, CA, M.S., Industrial Engineering, 1989

Stanford University, Stanford, CA, B.S., Industrial Engineering, 1988


Series 7 (General Securities Representative)

Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination)

Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), 2003

Certified Public Accountant (CPA), 1992

Oregon Health & Life Insurance License

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), Associate Member

West Linn Rotary Club, Member

West Linn Rotary Foundation, Treasurer