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Paul A. Pagnato

CEO Founder

Paul A. Pagnato is CEO Founder at PagnatoKarp, an independent multi-family office and wealth management firm based in Reston, Virginia, with over $4 billion assets under advisement¹. Paul is ranked #2 in Virginia on Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors and #2 in N. Virginia on Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors lists. 

Over the years, PagnatoKarp has assisted more than 110 CEO Founders and entrepreneurs through pre-sale planning and liquidity events with an emphasis on cash flow strategies and protecting capital. As an advisor, Paul has been advising clients for more than 25 years, including founders, CEOs, business owners and families. Paul previously worked through HighTower Advisors and spent 19 years with Merrill Lynch, where he founded the Washington, D.C. Private Banking & Investment office. Before entering the financial services industry, he was a scientist for McDonnell Douglas.

Paul is a Singularity University Ambassador and presented Transparency Wave at the 2019 Exponential Finance Summit. Locally, he is a member of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Association for Corporate Growth Awards. He is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University and The Executive Program at Singularity University. He and his wife, Angela, reside in Vienna, Virginia.