Who We Are

The Rainier Group was founded in 1988 to fill an unmet need of the owners of well established, private businesses. Specifically, we helped clients successfully address ownership changes that were to take place during their lifetime. Early on, we recognized a critical need to integrate business with personal objectives, and we began to cultivate more sophisticated capabilities to help our clients make critical decisions with greater confidence.

Expanding Our Reach

By 2002 and the end of the dot-com bust, we found that our clients needed employee compensation strategies that would attract, retain, and incentivize their key employees without the use of stock options. In response, we developed an expertise in the design and implementation of non-qualified deferred compensation plans. Since then we have assisted in the development of more than thirty such plans for our clients. Soon mergers and acquisitions became a trend within the industry, and we saw a need arise for our clients to know the value of their companies for transaction purposes. Rainier Group jumped to meet the demand and created an in-house appraisal capability, obtaining the appropriate education and certification for a member of our staff. This addition provided internal estimates of value and allowed the Rainier Group to provide both formal and informal valuation services for a wide range of industries. As we entered the new decade, we set to round out our offerings by adding expertise in the assessment and design of corporate governing structures. Evaluating board effectiveness and board structure for a variety of companies and industries, each design tailored to the goals of the owners, we coordinate growth, independent guidance, outside expertise, education of family successors, and more.

Present Day

Today, we have clients and strategic relationships in several states throughout the United States. The Rainier Group is recognized as an industry leader in various aspects of business advisory and joined Coldstream Holdings, Inc. in 2017. Proud to be part of the Coldstream family, Rainier Group continues to uphold the same values and expertise while increasing its depth of resources and reach.

Guiding Principles

We're committed to doing the right thing for our clients and always place our client's interest first.
  • Defined by values. We are committed to doing the right thing for our clients. We judge ourselves and our success on the actionable results we achieve for our clients.
  • Tailored solutions. We employ a straightforward, no-nonsense approach, and deliver smart, creative and experienced solutions.

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