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Paul Pagnato

Chairman & Founder

Paul Pagnato is Chairman and Founder of the TrueFIduciary® Institute.

Paul is also the founder and CEO at PagnatoKarp, transparent family wealth advisors with over $3.8 billion assets under advisement. A top ranked financial advisor by Barron’s and Forbes, Paul has been advising high-net-worth families for more than 25 years. He is a frequent media contributor to CNBC, WSJ and

Bloomberg and a sought-after speaker at advisor conferences and top business schools.

Paul and his team previously worked through HighTower Advisors and Paul spent 19 years with Merrill Lynch, where he founded the Washington, D.C. Private Banking & Investment office. He is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University and The Executive Program at Singularity University and serves on the Board of The Institute for the Fiduciary Standard.

In the community, PagnatoKarp is proud to be partnered with Barron’s, sponsoring top universities through the Barron’s In Education program, helping to strengthen financial literacy and foster tomorrow’s leaders.

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