Our Story

Delivering Results Since 1915


Griswold & Company was founded in 1915 by George W. Griswold, a merchant from Herkimer, New York. Since its beginning over 100 years ago, the firm has been advising and implementing solutions across the country and across the world.


In the 1930s, the firm was overseen by George’s son in law, Herman Smith, who expanded Griswold & Company’s real estate advisory business.


Revived in the 1980s, Griswold’s began providing advisory out of the San Francisco Bay Area, where the grandson of the owner, Curtis Griswold Smith, owned a store. Expanding from this and building upon Curtis’ expertise in the technology industry, the firm began advisory services in strategy and technology for the arts, non-profit, and cultural sectors.


Today, as strategy and technology consultants Griswold & Company provides it’s services to clients across the country from it’s Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, CA bases.