Paul A. Pagnato
Founder PagnatoKarp and Co-Chairman Cresset
Paul A. Pagnato is Co-Chairman at Cresset, and Founder at PagnatoKarp, a top multi-family office and private wealth management firm with over $27 billion assets under management.¹ Paul has been a Barron’s and Forbes top advisor with more than 30 years of industry leadership, previously ranked #1 in Virginia on Forbes Top Wealth Advisors and #2 in Virginia on Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors lists.¹ Paul has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Forbes, CNBC, Fox Business, Bloomberg, Reuters, and CNN, and is an international speaker through Singularity University.
Paul began his career as a microbiologist working collaboratively with NASA and McDonnell Douglas to search for life in outer space. When he joined the financial industry, he spent 19 years with Merrill Lynch where he founded the Washington, D.C. Private Banking & Investment Office before founding PagnatoKarp, a family office created squarely on the principles of transparency.
Paul is Founder of Transparency Global, a company whose mission is to accelerate the world’s adoption of Transparency®. He is the author of Transparency Wave and a champion of exponential technologies that are shaping the future. Paul’s biggest passion is giving back and believes Transparency® is the key, empowering organizations aimed at improving literacy, longevity, humanity and wealth.
Paul is an active Advisory Council Member for Stanford Center on Longevity and Board Member for CFA Society of Washington DC. He is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University and The Executive Program at Singularity University.