John Giesea

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John Giesea
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Occupation President and CEO
Employer Security Traders Association
Location New York

John C. Giesea[1] is president and CEO of the US-based Security Traders Association (STA).


Prior to the STA, Giesea served as senior executive vice-president and director of Equity Capital Markets for Advest Inc, where he worked for 10 years.

From 1967 to 1990, he held positions with Kidder, Peabody and Co., Inc., in New York and San Francisco, including senior vice-president and head of Nasdaq Trading.

In addition to his professional experience, Giesea has held numerous positions with STA and it affiliates. He served as STA’s chairman in 1995, president of the Security Traders Association of New York (STANY) in 1990 and president of the San Francisco Security Traders Association in 1976.

Giesea has served on a number of NASD and Nasdaq committees. He is a past chairman of Nasdaq's Listing Qualifications and Market Surveillance committees. In addition, he also served on the Trading Committee, OTC Bulletin Board Committee and the SOES Blue Ribbon committees. With the NASD, Giesea served on the District 10 (New York) Business Conduct Committee and as a director of Market Services Inc.


  1. "Board and Senior Staff”. Security Traders Association.