Meet the Author.


Paul A. Pagnato

Author, Transparency Wave

Barron's and Forbes Top Ranked Advisor¹


Paul A. Pagnato is CEO Founder at PagnatoKarp, a multi-family office with over $4.5 billion assets under advisement¹. Paul is a top ranked financial advisor by Barron’s and Forbes² with more than 27 years of financial industry leadership. Paul spent 19 years with Merrill Lynch where he founded the Washington, D.C. Private Banking & Investment Office. He began his career as a microbiologist with NASA and McDonnell Douglas working collaboratively to search for life in outerspace.

As a frequent media contributor to CNBC, Wall Street Journal, Fox Business, Bloomberg, Reuters, CNN and The Street, Paul is a leading champion of the Transparency Wave affecting our world today.

Paul is founder of the TrueFiduciary® Institute, a non-profit with a purpose to positively impact one million students. Paul is a frequent speaker at the Institute’s university partners including Stanford, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Penn State, William & Mary, George Mason, University of Georgia and Florida Atlantic University.

Serving on Singularity University’s Leadership Team, Paul speaks at local, national, and global Singularity events. Paul is also a sought-after speaker at national financial conferences including Barron’s, Forbes, IMCA, NAPFA, FA Magazine and Digitial Assets Strategies. Paul’s advocacy for transparency has also led to speaking engagements with the People-Centered Internet Coalition, founded by Vint Cerf, Googles’ internet evangelist, as well as at top universities including Stanford, University of Virginia and Florida Atlantic.

Paul is Board Member for Envel, Institute for the Fiduciary Standard, Florida Atlantic University Foundation, INOVA Health Care System, and Pinstriped Prospects.

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