CNBC U.S. Contributors

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).

Costa provides valuable insights into volatility of domestic and global markets. He is a sought-after speaker at numerous industry conferences and universities, both nationally and abroad.

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.