Meet Westwood Shareholder Garth Coursen
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“I feel having integrity in what you do is important in all aspects of life,” says Garth Coursen. “I think our mission, solutions for your success, is a powerful driver in what we at Westwood live out. I take pride in being part of that and doing so with integrity.” As a shareholder, Garth will continue to lead with integrity and encourage others to be part of Westwood’s mission and vision while reinforcing our core values. “Being a shareholder means to be a light to others both inside and outside of Westwood.”
Something Garth learned early in his career is that it’s okay to not know the answer. “I hope all our young staff learn it’s okay to say, “I don’t know, but I’ll find out.” We do make solutions for success, but sometimes to do that we need to work with others to learn and figure out a solution together.” Garth is dedicated to helping others learn, saying, “I really work to take the time out to teach people and have them learn from my own experiences.”
In the next 5-10 years, Garth believes Westwood will be the go-to firm in many of our markets, and that we’ll expand into new markets and geographic regions. He further says, “I see great opportunities for our young staff to learn and grow into new positions and become leaders.”
Outside of work, Garth honestly says he likes having free time with nothing to do! “It doesn’t take much to make me happy, so a free weekend where I can just spend time with my wife and daughter is perfect.”