Paul is the Founder of Transparency Global, a company with a mission to accelerate the world’s adoption of transparency. Businesses adopting transparency represent one of the greatest opportunities to improve the well-being of people and the planet.
Paul A. Pagnato is also Founder PagnatoKarp and Co-Chairman Cresset, a top multi-family office and private wealth management firm with over $23 billion assets under management.¹ Paul is a Barron’s and Forbes top advisor with 30 years of industry leadership, ranked #1 in Virginia on Forbes Top Wealth Advisors and #2 in Virginia on Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors lists.2 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 innovation and transparency.
Paul is author of Transparency Wave: Exponential Changes That Will Transform Our World and is a champion of exponential technologies that are shaping the future. His biggest passion is giving back and believes Transparency® is the key, empowering organizations aimed at improving literacy, longevity, humanity and wealth.
Paul is Advisory Council member for Stanford Center on Longevity and Board Member for CFA Society of Washington, DC. Paul is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University and The Executive Program at Singularity University.
Cresset Asset Management LLC an SEC registered investment advisor, also conducting business as PagnatoKarp, provides investment advisory, family office, and other services to individuals, families, and institutional clients.
¹as of 3/31/22