William E. Grayson is Managing Director at RBC Wealth Management in San Francisco where he advises company founders, significant families and endowments, and foundations. Previously, he was the National Director – Family Offices at Bernstein Private Wealth Management, president of Falcon Point Capital, and vice president of J.P. Morgan & Co. and Montgomery Securities/Bank of America Securities.
Mr. Grayson practiced law for ten years and was the Principal Deputy General Counsel of the Army in Washington, D.C. While at the Pentagon, he oversaw the Army’s 2,700 civilian and military lawyers and focused on global legal and policy issues including the transition of the Presidio to a national park. Mr. Grayson has a long history of public service including on the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships, and on numerous boards of trustees, including the University of Hawaii Foundation, the Bay Area Discovery Museum, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (part of the Smithsonian), and the National Park Foundation. Most recently, he was confirmed by the Senate as the US Ambassador to Estonia.
Bill, his wife Laurie, their three girls and their rescue dog live on the edge of the Presidio. He holds a B.A. from U.C. Santa Barbara and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law.