Grant Rawdin is Founder and CEO of Wescott. Wescott grew from the tax, business and estate services he provided to clients at Duane Morris LLP, a venerable AMLaw 100 law firm; Wescott was founded in 1987. Grant is an attorney, an accountant and a Certified Financial Planner™ and has served as advisor to many businesses and families. He is admitted to both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bars.
Grant and Wescott are recognized as a leader in the wealth management industry for its innovation, growth and size. They are ranked by Barron’s in their 2019 Top 100 Independent Advisors in the U.S. and have recently been inducted to the Barron’s Hall of Fame for being included in their Top 100 ranking for 10 years. Wescott is proud to be ranked #1 in Pennsylvania by Barron’s in their 2020 Top 1,200 Financial Advisors by State. CNBC has also ranked Wescott in their 2019 CNBC Top 100 Financial Advisory Firms, and Forbes ranked the firm #4 in Pennsylvania on their Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors 2020. Grant is a frequent writer and commentator, featured in national, local, popular and industry publications. In addition, he regularly speaks on a variety of topics at national conferences.
Grant is a member of the Fidelity Clearing & Custody RIA Segment Advisor Council and has served on the Charles Schwab and Co., Inc. Institutional Advisory Board. He is a founding and current member of the Advisory Council of the CFP Board Center for Financial Planning, focusing on Diversity and Inclusion, Talent Pipeline and Knowledge for Practice. He also serves as a member of the Board of Visitors of the Temple University Beasley School of Law, a U.S. News & Reports Top 50 law school and as President of the Temple University Law School Foundation. He was inducted into Temple University’s Hall of Success, highlighting alumni who have established notable careers in their fields of study.
Civically, Grant served as Chair of the Board of the nationally known Urban Affairs Coalition from 2009 to 2018; he continues as Chair Emeritus and Vice-Chair today. With a budget of more than $45 Million, a staff of over 400 and 70 programs, UAC focuses on matters of diversity and inclusion, economic development, education and a host of other programs impacting over 200,000 people in the Philadelphia region.
Grant is also a member of the Professional Advisors Council of the world renowned art museum, The Barnes Foundation. Additionally, he served for eight years as Chairman of the Board for People’s Emergency Center.
Actively engaged in local and state politics, Grant continues to serve as Treasurer of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s 2020 reelection campaign.
Grant is a graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law and Temple University, where he received his B.A. in English Literature. He is the very proud father of four children and resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with his wife, Laura Rawdin.