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Peter P. Costa

Peter Costa
Former Governor, NYSE; Retired President, Empire Executions

Peter P. Costa is a former governor with the New York Stock Exchange and the retired President of Empire Executions (a boutique trading firm on the floor of the NYSE).

A seasoned trader for over 35 years, Costa began his career as a clerk on the floor of the NYSE. Holding senior positions at Lehman Brothers, Francis P. Maglio, Bear Sterns and Eckhart & Co., Costa co-founded Empire Executions in 2008.

A lifelong New Yorker, Costa graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a degree in forestry, and is actively involved in the university today.

Follow Peter P. Costa on Twitter at @PeterPCosta or contact Costa on his website.