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.
In the wealth management industry, Grant and Wescott are recognized as leaders for the firm’s innovation, growth and size. Forbes ranked the firm in the Top 3 in Pennsylvania (Private Wealth) on their 2023 Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list (Awarded April 2023). They are also proud to be recognized by Barron’s on their 2023 Top 1,200 Financial Advisors by State list, ranking in the Top 3 in Pennsylvania (Awarded March 2023). In addition to this recognition, Grant and Wescott are ranked in the Top 20 on Barron’s 2023 Top 100 Independent Advisors in the U.S. list (Awarded September 2023). Grant was inducted to the Barron’s Hall of Fame (Awarded September 2019) for being included in their Top 100 ranking for more than 10 years. Most recently, Forbes included Wescott on their Top RIA Firms in America (Awarded October 2023). No fee was paid for participation in these listed rankings, however Wescott pays a fee to receive expanded profile features on the rankings’ websites.
An innovator in the professional community, 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. Grant was inducted into Temple University’s Hall of Success, highlighting alumni who have established notable careers in their fields of study. In addition, he regularly speaks on a variety of topics at national conferences and is a frequent writer and commentator, featured in national, local, popular and industry publications.
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 $55 Million and a staff of over 400 with 70 community 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.
He 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.
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.