Michael Pagano, JD, CRCP

Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer


Michael Pagano serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at 1st Global. As such, Michael works with the company and its affiliated financial advisors to provide regulatory compliance oversight, strategies and management. Included in his responsibilities is the supervision of both the licensing and compliance departments' staff, performing due diligence, handling regulatory audits and maintaining overall corporate quality assurance.

A lawyer and Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional, Michael has extensive experience in FINRA, SEC and insurance industry regulation. He has worked inside three national financial services entities, ranging in size from 325 representatives to 2100 representatives, catering to financial planners and insurance professionals. Prior to joining 1st Global, Michael worked for a prominent financial services broker/dealer where he served as chief compliance officer, promoting and enforcing compliance for field and home office business practices.

Michael received his Juris Doctor from The University of Miami School of Law. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Connecticut. In addition, Michael is a registered representative and has passed the FINRA Series 4, 7, 24, 53, 63 and 65 examinations.

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