Scott Butterfield

Chief Client Strategy Officer & Employee Owner

Board Member

Scott serves as the lead advisor on LNW client relationships. A CPA with more than 25 years of experience in wealth management, he brings wide-ranging expertise to helping high and ultra-high net worth families and individuals attain life goals. Along with investment, tax and wealth transfer strategies, Scott has decades of experience working with complex ownership and estate planning structures, including multigenerational trusts and family partnerships.

If you ask Scott what he enjoys most about his work, he will instantly tell you that it is the time spent getting to know clients and their families on a deep, personal level.

Scott’s career includes leadership positions at prominent accounting, consulting and investment firms. He was a founder of Filament LLC, a wealth advisory firm that merged with Laird Norton Wealth Management to create LNW.

It’s one thing to know about financial tools and strategies and another thing to know how to use them.
Designations and Education
  • Certified Public Accountant (CFA)
  • Master’s in Professional Accountancy (Taxation), University of Utah
  • B.S. in Accounting, University of Utah
Community and Industry Affiliations
  • Friends of the Children Seattle, former board member
  • Youth coach and mentor
Personal Passion

Long rides on his motorcycle; fishing the Yakima River, flying kites.