About John Costas UBS
John Costas UBS - Professional Summary: Mr. John Costas serves as the Chairman of one of the nation's most rapidly developing boutique investment banks, PrinceRidge Group. Since its inception last year, PrinceRidge Group has grown from seven staff members to 120, largely due to the experienced leadership of John Costas. Established by a team of four partners, John Costas' bank focuses on serving clients across a number of markets, providing a full range of sales, trading, and investment banking services. John Costas noticed a missing niche in today's market and was instrumental in developing the bank's services to meet the demands of institutional clients, engineering a new generation of investment banks. Before joining the PrinceRidge Group's staff, John Costas gained substantial executive experience during lengthy tenures at UBS Group and Credit Suisse First Boston. For more than a decade, John Costas served in a number of roles at UBS, including establishing the UBS Investment Bank as a global force as its Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. John Costas sat on the UBS Group Executive Board from 2001 to 2005 and retired as the one of the company's most important officers. Joining Credit Suisse First Boston shortly after graduating from Dartmouth College's Tuck School of Business, John Costas quickly became the manager of the bank's global fixed income efforts, attaining sustained profitability. Outside of his career, John Costas remains heavily involved with a number of philanthropic pursuits. A benefactor of the New York City YMCA and the American Heart Association, John Costas also sits on the National Board of A Better Chance, which strives to connect children from underserved communities with educational opportunities. John Costas also serves on the boards of the Tuck School of Business and the Villanova Business School. Recreationally, John Costas enjoys boating, golf, and deep-sea fishing. An avid reader, John Costas lists Ayn Rand, John Steinbeck, James Joyce, and Ernest Hemingway among his favorite authors.
John Costas UBS - Education:
Dartmouth College - The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
Marketing and Finance
9/1979 — 6/1981
John Costas UBS - Interests: Boating, Golf, Deep Sea Fishing