Kyle Rusten

Kyle Rusten
Chico CA

Chico, CA

2454 Builders Place, Suite 130
Chico, CA 95928


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Kyle Rusten, Principal, Pinion, LLC

Kyle Rusten, Principal, KCoe Isom, LLP

Kyle Rusten delivers meaningful results in a down-to-earth manner and is specialized in tackling a wide variety of assurance projects.  Through his leadership and collaborative approach, he strengthens food and agriculture businesses, consumer packaged goods businesses, manufacturing companies, and employee benefit plans.

Kyle is a leader in Pinion’s food and beverage practice area, specializing in sustainability certifications, audit and financial reporting, accounting services, and inventory management. He genuinely connects with food and agriculture business owners through his vast understanding of these unique industries, including impacts like changing consumer preferences and fluctuating economic challenges.

His recent advice and strategies led to outcomes that include:

  • Assisting a food processor through a four-year renewable energy project as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Communicating with the Department of Treasury and helping meet all requirements and deadlines, ultimately increasing the processors working capital by $1.4 million.
  • Working with a local food processor to develop inventory costing methodologies that allow for company management to make better and more informed decisions.
  • Securing research and development credits and employing other tax-savings strategies for food and beverage companies.

Kyle Rusten joined the firm after working as an auditor for KPMG. He is also a member of the firm’s Non-Financial Assurance Committee and Audit and Attest Committee. He is engaged in driving the firm’s new sustainability assurance practices and accounting standards, and developing internal training courses.


B.S. with honors, accounting, California State University, Chico


Licensed CPA in California

Professional Associations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
California Society of Certified Public Accountants
National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives

Personal Interests

He is married to Katie and they have two children.

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