Tanner Stutz: 2016 Best and Brightest

Tanner Stutz BYU

Tanner Stutz

Brigham Young University, Marriott School of Management

Hometown: Littleton, CO

High School: Chatfield Senior High School

Major: Finance

Favorite Business Courses: Treasury Management, Investments, Financial Derivatives

Extracurricular Activities, Community Work and Leadership Roles During College:

  • BYU Finance Society Co-President
  • Certified Treasury Professional Associate (CTPA)
  • Westberry Griffiths Scholarship
  • Dean’s List
  • Bowling, basketball, ultimate Frisbee, and basketball intramural participant

Where have you interned during your college career? 

  • Walmart (Bentonville, AR; Sam’s Club Merchandise FP&A intern)
  • Ziplocal (Provo, UT; Credit Manager)
  • Flexsim Healthcare (Orem, UT; Pricing Analyst intern)
  • Scan Inc. (Provo, UT; Sales and Marketing Associate)

Describe your dream job: I hope to occupy the role of a treasurer, being able to effectively manage the cash and investments of a corporation. I also hope to be involved in strategically deciding where to allocate resources based on potential growth and competitive advantages.

What did you enjoy most about majoring in a business-related field? I enjoyed developing a quantitative skill set, along with associating with great classmates that are driven to succeed now and after graduation.

Where would you like to work after graduation? Walmart as an analyst in the Accounting and Finance Development Program (AFDP).

What are your long-term professional goals? I hope to become an effective strategist and a motivating leader in a global business environment.

“I knew I wanted to major in business when…I fainted while giving blood and thought, “I guess I can’t study medicine, maybe I will enjoy business.” 

“If I didn’t major in business, I would be…an engineer. 

 What was the happiest moment of your life? The happiest moment of my life was when I married my sweet wife.

Which academic or personal achievement are you most proud of? I am most proud of winning my high school’s male beauty competition, where I was crowned the first-ever “Mr. Charger.”

What animal would you choose to represent your professional brand? I would choose the honey badger because I may not be the smartest or the biggest in the room, but I am scrappy and diligent in my efforts.

Who would you most want to thank for your success? I would most want to thank my mother because she has taught me how to be kind and hard-working. She also has the unique ability to discern when someone needs a helping hand or a friend to talk to.

Fun fact about yourself: I enjoy reading books in Spanish.

Favorite book: Increase in Learning by David Bednar

Favorite movie: Remember the Titans

Favorite musical performer: The Piano Guys

Favorite vacation spot: Anywhere in Mexico

What are your hobbies? Tennis, basketball, racquetball, sports movies, and business books

What made Tanner such an invaluable addition to the Class of 2016?

“Tanner has a nice mix of the requisite intellect and interpersonal skills a student and future person in business needs—he has a very high ceiling. He is thoughtful and polished and very selfless. Tanner is also a good mediator and team builder which is important in today’s environment.”

Colby Wright
Finance undergraduate program director
Brigham Young University


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