Meet the Author.
Paul A. Pagnato is CEO Founder at PagnatoKarp, a multi-family office with nearly $4.8 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 outer space.
As 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 TrueFiduciary® Institute, a non-profit with a purpose to positively impact one million students. He 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.
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, 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.