CEO Founders Greatest Opportunities

World economies are experiencing lasting change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There are tremendous opportunities for CEO Founders to consider that are making an impact. Listen to FAU Host Dr. Rainford Knight and guest, Paul Pagnato, discuss the on-going transformations.


Paul Pagnato Barron's Top Advisor

Paul Pagnato is Cresset's Co-Chairman and Founder at PagnatoKarp, an FAU alumnus, and a member of the FAU Foundation’s Board of Directors. Paul is a top advisor with more than 27 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. Paul is also founder of the TrueFiduciary® Institute, a non-profit with a Massive Transformative Purpose of positively impacting one million lives through digital education. He is also author of the book Transparency Wave: Exponential Changes That Will Transform Our World.

Dr. Rainford Knight’s experience spans both academia and industry with more than 15 years practical experience in financial/investment analysis including: mortgage analytics, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, asset allocation and investment portfolio strategy development, budgeting/forecasting and hedge fund due diligence and manger selection.

FAU College of Business

As an entrepreneur, Dr. Knight has co-founded/acquired or has been a partner in several companies in industries as diverse as software development, real estate distressed debt, hospitality and educational training. He is the co-founder of the Florida Institute of Finance – a finance training and consulting think tank. As an advisor, Dr. Knight has advised CEOs of small to mid-sized companies (public and private) on a range of financial issues and has been a consultant Chief Investment Officer (CIO) for a hedge fund.


About PagnatoKarp

PagnatoKarp specializes in Intelligent Wealth Management™ for CEO Founders, entrepreneurs, wealth creators and ultra-high-net-worth families. With True Fiduciary® standards of transparency, your interests come first with a focus on asset protection, cash flow, and opportunities. PagnatoKarp's goal is to simplify and elevate your life so you have more time to spend on what matters to you most.

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