Gary Furukawa

Founder & Senior Partner | Chief Investment Officer | Seattle, WA

701 5th Avenue, Floor 74, Seattle, WA 98104







Gary founded Freestone in 1999 and brings over four decades of investment, financial advice, and planning experience to Freestone. He serves as Chief Investment Officer for Freestone, and serves as a co-portfolio manager of Freestone’s Real Estate funds. He serves on the boards of Freestone Capital Management and Cambio Communities. Prior to founding Freestone, Gary worked for 17 years at EF Hutton and Salomon Smith Barney as a Senior Vice President. Prior to Salomon Smith Barney, Gary worked as a Certified Public Accountant in the Tax Department with Deloitte & Touche in Seattle.


Gary is a Phi Beta Kappa and earned a BA magna cum laude in Business Administration from the University of Washington.

Outside Freestone

In his spare time, Gary enjoys cycling, skiing, yoga, pickleball and fly fishing. He also enjoys traveling and reading a good book. Gary is a frequent lecturer at the University of Washington's Foster School of Business for upper level Finance / Investment courses for both undergraduates and MBA students and received the 2015 Distinguished Leadership Award from the Foster School of Business. In 2018, Gary was the keynote speaker for the UW Foster School of Business graduation ceremony held at Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle WA.