Meet the Author.
Paul A. Pagnato is Co-Chairman Cresset and Founder PagnatoKarp, a multi-family office with $9.5 billion assets under management¹. Paul is a top ranked financial advisor by Barron’s and Forbes² with more than 28 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 outer space.
Paul is author of Transparency Wave: Exponential Changes That Will Transform Our World. A frequent media contributor to The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, 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 non-profit TrueFiduciary® Institute, with a purpose to positively impact one million students. He is a frequent speaker at university partners including Harvard, Stanford, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Penn State, William & Mary, George Mason, University of Georgia and Florida Atlantic University. Paul is proud to be partnered with Barron's, sponsoring top universities through the Barron's In Education program to help strengthen financial literacy and foster tomorrow's leaders.
Paul serves on Singularity University’s Leadership Team and speaks at local, national, and global Singularity events. He 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, Berkeley, University of Virginia and Florida Atlantic University.
Paul is Advisory Council Member for Stanford Center on Longevity and is Venture Partner for KittyHawk Ventures. He is a Board Member for CFA Society of Washington DC, Institute for the Fiduciary Standard, FAU Foundation, Envel, INOVA Health Care System, True Fiduciary® Institute, and Pinstriped Prospects.