Chris Scarpa joins Grant Thornton as tax principal in Philadelphia office

25 March 2024 2 min. read
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Chris Scarpa, an experienced tax professional and attorney, has joined Grant Thornton as a Philadelphia-based tax principal.

Scarpa brings over 25 years of experience to the accounting and consulting firm, where he will focus on advising clients in the asset management industry.

He joins Grant Thornton from law firm Stradley Ronon, where he spent 26 years and was a partner. Scarpa focused his practice on taxation of pooled investment vehicles such as mutual funds and ETFs. He also advised tax-exempt organizations on non-profit governance and tax exemption issues.

Scarpa began his career at PwC, where he spent a year as an associate.

He has a JD and LLM in taxation from Temple University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from La Salle University.

Chris Scarpa joins Grant Thornton as tax principal in Philadelphia office

“Chris provides a powerful combination of in-depth industry knowledge and a knack for fostering genuine relationships,” said Dave Maturo, Philadelphia market managing principal at Grant Thornton. “As both our Philadelphia office and our Asset Management team continue to grow, Chris will help deliver the personalized service clients need in today’s challenging business environment.”

Grant Thornton’s asset management industry practice provides hedge funds, private equity funds, registered investment companies, and business development companies with a range of services in audit, corporate tax, growth advisory, risk advisory, and CFO advisory.

“Dave is leading an incredible team in Philadelphia, and this is a special opportunity to work with some of the most talented audit and assurance, tax and advisory professionals serving the asset management industry,” Scarpa said. “Grant Thornton has a truly impressive reach and a wide selection of service offerings, but everything we do is personalized to our clients. That’s exactly the level of service funds and companies need right now.”

Grant Thornton has more than 9,000 employees nationwide and registered $2.4 billion in revenue in FY 2023.