PearsonRavitz was founded in Philadelphia in 2017 by Stephanie Pearson, MD, and Scott Ravitz. Before beginning her career in insurance, Stephanie was in the prime of her career as an OB/GYN when she suffered a shoulder injury at work that soon prevented her from practicing medicine. Her struggle navigating the disability claims process, along with the challenges of losing her identity as a physician, drove her to become a passionate advocate and advisor to her peers on the importance of disability insurance.
Stephanie dedicated herself to educating others on the vital need to have the appropriate policy (something she had lacked) and decided to become an insurance broker; specifically, the rare type of broker who follows her clients throughout their careers, advising them continuously as their life circumstances change.
Scott Ravitz, a longtime broker and insurance expert to the medical community, had stepped in to help Stephanie navigate the process of making her claim. After over a decade in the industry, seeing Stephanie’s experience first-hand inspired him with a desire to shift how insurance is done. The two officially became partners and set out to establish PearsonRavitz as a company that does insurance differently.