Paul Pagnato

Paul Pagnato

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Paul Pagnato is CEO Founder at PagnatoKarp, a leading private wealth management firm. He is a top advisor with over 27 years of industry leadership. Pagnato is a champion of revolutionary technologies that are shaping the future. His expertise has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Fox Business, Bloomberg, Reuters, and CNN.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Pagnato began his career as a microbiologist working collaboratively with NASA and McDonnell Douglas to search for life in outer space
  • He is a sought-after speaker at national financial conferences including Barron’s, Forbes, IMCA, NAPFA, FA Magazine, and Digital Assets Strategies. 
  • He has been advising clients for more than 25 years, specializing in CEO Founders, entrepreneurs, wealth creators, and ultra-high-net-worth families.
  • He founded the TrueFiduciary® Institute to positively impact our next-generation through financial education. 
  • Ranked #16 on Barron’s Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors 2018
  • He was ranked #1 in Virginia on Forbes Top Wealth Advisors and #2 in Virginia on Barron's Top 1,200 Financial Advisors lists. 
  • Ranked #31 on Forbes America's Top Wealth Advisors 2020