John Pagano

Assistant Vice President

John Pagano is an Assistant Vice President with Seventy2 Capital. He specializes in portfolio construction with an emphasis on retirees.

John joined the Seventy2 Capital Team as an Assistant Vice President after five years as a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley. He brings valuable experience from having served clients from the start of his career as a Client Associate with A.G. Edwards then transitioning to Wells Fargo Advisors as a financial consultant following the merger of the two firms. John was named a Five Star Wealth Manager in 2015, 2019 and 2021.*

John is a graduate of the Perlsey Isaac Reed School of Journalism at West Virginia University (WVU) and has a Bachelor of Science in Advertising. John is a passionate WVU sports fan and, as a new dad, has already begun training his baby girl to follow her father’s lead.

*The Five Star Wealth Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Active as a credentialed professional in the financial services industry for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through Five Star Professional's consumer complaint process¹); 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients; 6. One-year client retention rate; 7. Five-year client retention rate; 8. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Education and professional designations. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or awarded. Once awarded, wealth managers may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products. The award methodology does not evaluate the quality of services provided and is not indicative of the winner's future performance. 2,091 Washington, D.C. - area wealth managers were considered for the award; 121 (6% of candidates) were named 2021 Five Star Wealth Managers. 2019: 1,956 considered; 122 winners. 2015: 1837 considered, 227 winners. ¹To qualify as having a favorable regulatory and complaint history, the person cannot have: 1. been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a suspended or revoked license, or payment of a fine, 2. had more than three customer complaints filed against them (settled or pending) with any regulatory authority or Five Star Professional's consumer complaint process, 3. individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint filed with a regulatory authority, 4. filed for bankruptcy, or 5. been convicted of a felony.