Louis Ruta CPA, CA Partner

Louis Ruta at Crowe BGK

Contact Info

T: +1 (514) 908-3612

F: +1 (514) 908-3630

E: l.ruta@crowebgk.com

Montréal
4150 Sainte-Catherine Street West, 6th floor
Montréal (Québec)
H3Z 2Y5T: +1 (514) 908-3600
F: +1 (514) 908-3630
E: admin@crowebgk.com

WHAT ARE YOU PERSONALLY MOST PROUD OF? My family and my career. Lucy and I have been blessed with three wonderful children, Johnathan, Matthew, and Cassandra. I am proud of my achievements in my career especially the accomplishments and growth enjoyed by our firm in the last 15 years. WHAT DO YOU DO TO RELAX WHEN YOU'RE NOT WORKING? Read financial newspapers, play Sudoku but above all I enjoy casual conversations with my family members.- Louis Ruta

Louis Ruta joined Crowe BGK as a manager in 1989 and was admitted to the partnership in 1995. In 2000 he was elected as the youngest member of the firms’ Management Committee where he served for 5 years until he was elected as the firm’s Managing Partner from 2004 to 2014. His term in that role was characterized by considerable efforts to expand the firm and renew its focus on client service. Choosing to give up his responsibilities of Managing Partner, he has been re-elected to the firm’s Management Committee.

In addition to having participated in the Management of Crowe BGK, Louis also services a large and diverse range of clients who he enjoys meeting frequently to develop productive and cost-efficient operations by preparing and reviewing financial information and analyzing performance to budget, to history as well as to industry trends and their impact on their businesses. Often, he is a key participant and contributor in their major decision making process. He is called upon to prepare projections and financing packages in conjunction with their bankers, government agencies, and investors. With a substantial background in business turnarounds, Louis is often called upon to assist companies in financial crisis. He also has expertise in sourcing and obtaining financing for them along with negotiating on their behalf.

As a major part of his client-centric philosophy, Louis was instrumental in the firm becoming a member of Crowe Horwath International, ranked among the top 9 global accounting networks. Today, he serves as the firm’s International Liaison Partner to Crowe Horwath International. This important role allows him to go further to serve the firm’s clients by providing access to considerable international expertise through our international network. He continues to maintain strong relationships with various Crowe Horwath professionals around the world.

When Louis is not participating in firm management or client service, he is spending quality time with his wonderful wife, his three amazing children and their dog “Smokey” (the real boss of their family).

Academic Information

  • Diploma in Public Accountancy, McGill University, 1983
  • B. Comm., McGill University, 1982

Community Affiliations

  • Member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec, since 1985
  • Member of Crowe Horwath International
  • Member of CIBPA (Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association)
  • Past Lecturer, financiaI accounting courses, McGill University
  • Past Treasurer, Le Mascere, a theatrical group in the Italian community
  • Author, article on business plans required by the S.D.I.Q.

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