Our Team

Our Team

Trygve "Trig" Stout, CEO, MBA, LUTCF®


Trygve Stout, CEO, MBA, LUTCF®, was born in Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, Germany, shortly after World War II, and was raised jointly there and in the United States.

A high school graduate of Newburgh Free Academy in Newburgh, New York, he received his AAS from Dutchess County Community College in Poughkeepsie, NY, before transferring to the State University of New York at Oswego to complete his BA.

Additional graduate education followed before accepting a teaching position in New South Wales, Australia, for two years.  This position allowed him to obtain a permanent teaching certification in New South Wales as a K-6 teacher.  

Returning to the United States provided only substitute teaching opportunities outside of the gate at West Point Military Academy in Highland Falls, NY, leading to a change of occupation into heavy industry as an apprentice mechanic. Two-years of on-the-job training and specialized education lead to a Journeyman's Book.

Through a friend, an opportunity to work for Northwestern Mutual Life for 22 years as an agent arrived, which included a move to Oswego, NY, from downstate New York.  During this time, he had begun to build his current brand, "Stout Financial Network, LLC", a multi-dimensional financial firm with business in more than 10 states.

In 1984, he completed his Life Underwriters Council Fellowship (LUTCF®) designation as a charter member and chairman for two years of the Life Underwriters Training Council of Central New York.

In 2001, he returned to the State University of New York at Oswego to complete his MBA with honors and today serves on the Investment Advisory Board at the State University of New York School of Business Oswego.

A former board member and chief financial officer for the New York State West Soccer Association with 80,000+ players in Western New York.  Trygve is a licensed soccer coach, and sponsor/former owner of five premier youth teams known as the Mariners. He is also a former treasurer of Central New York Soccer.

Trygve is the former founder and owner of Phoenix Properties and Management LLC., a construction company engaged in the building of single-family residences and small commercial structures.

He also formally engaged in mortgage originations for a Florida-based bank as part of his past business model before resigning that portion of his business.

He is also a 20-year private pilot who enjoys flying and airplanes.

He's been married to Beatrice for 44 years and has three grown children: Antigony, Christian and Danielle.   

Beatrice resides in Palm City, Florida, while Trygve continues to work between his primary office in New York and Florida, now in his 41st year in the financial community.


Trygve Stout is proud to have been recognized as a President's Club advisor for 2018—a distinction based on annual production attained by 13 percent of advisors affiliated with Commonwealth Financial Network.

Each year, Commonwealth, the Registered Investment Adviser–broker/dealer that helps us process investment transactions on your behalf, recognizes President's Club advisors by inviting them to an exclusive gathering of their peers, leading industry experts, and Commonwealth home office staff. President's Club advisors benefit from an intensive learning and networking experience designed to help them hone their expertise, share best practices, and provide ever-higher levels of service, education, and leadership to their clients.

Beatrice Stout

Operations Manager

Beatrice Stout is the Operations Manager for Stout Financial Network.

She comes from a management background in both distribution and customer service from having worked for a nationally known Fortune 500 company for more than 20 years. Beatrice joined Stout Financial Network in 2012. She handles research, accounting, and purchasing for the office and its employees.

Debra Price

Office Manager

Debra Price is the Office Manager for Stout Financial Network.

Debra comes from a background in retail management as well as global securities processing.  She joined the Stout Financial Network team in 2015 and is responsible for office management and operations on a daily basis. Her attention to detail is instrumental in meeting both client and employee demands and needs, including complex requests. Debra is also a notary public.

Debra can be reached at extension 205.

Joan Gallagher

Receptionist/Insurance Specialist

Joan Gallagher is the Receptionist and Insurance Specialist for Stout Financial Network. 

Because of her love of working with people, Joan has spent many years in the public relations field. She joined the Stout Financial Network team in 2006. As a valuable member of our team, her specialties include scheduling and maintaining records, electronically and in written form, as well as the day-to-day scheduling of all office activities for staff and clients alike.

Joan holds an associate's degree in retailing from Rochester Institute of Technology.  Joan is also a notary public.

Joan can be reached at extension 203.