Management Team

Steven Kosson

Founder, Executive Chairman

Steven Kosson is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Puma Capital. Prior to founding Puma Capital in 2008, Steven was Head of Distressed Equities and Special Situations for Hill Thompson, Magid & Co., a division of Royal Bank of Canada. Steven began his career on Wall Street in 1997 at Credit Suisse’s online brokerage division DLJ Direct. He received a B.S. in Psychology with minors in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Arizona. Steven currently maintains his Series 7, 57, 24, and 63 designations.

Joshua Greenstein

President and Chief Compliance Officer

Joshua Greenstein is the President and Chief Compliance Officer of Puma Capital. Josh joined Puma Capital in December 2007 steering the firm through the initial FINRA NMA process. Josh began his career in 1994 as an institutional wholesale equities trader specializing in trading over-the-counter securities. He received an M.B.A. from the Zicklin School of Business and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Vermont. Josh currently maintains his Series 7, 24, 57, and 63 designations.

Len Laresca

Director, Head of Trading

Len Laresca is Head of Trading for Puma Capital. Len joined Puma Capital in November 2010. He is a 36 year industry veteran having spent his first 25 years in fixed income and the last 10 trading international equities. In addition to running the trading desk, Len continues to work on the desk trading on behalf of Puma Capital customers. He received a B.S. in Accounting from St. John’s University. Len currently maintains his Series 7, 24, 57, and 63 designations.

Jon Shapse

Co-Head of Institutional Sales and Trading

Jon Shapse is Co-Head of Institutional Sales and Trading for Puma Capital. Jon joined Puma Capital in March 2013. Prior to joining Puma Capital, Jon was Head of International Equity Trading NY for Credit Suisse. He received a B.S. in Business Management from Skidmore College. Jon currently maintains his Series 7, 24, 57, and 63 designations.

Carmine Gizze

Co- Head of Institutional Sales and Trading

Carmine Gizze is Co-Head of Institutional Sales and Trading for Puma Capital. Carmine joined Puma Capital in September 2009. He is a 35 year industry veteran. Prior to joining Puma Capital, Carmine was Vice President of International Equity Trading at HSBC. Carmine currently maintains his Series 7, 57, and 63 designations.

Timothy Young

Director, Head of Options Trading

Tim Young is Head of Options Trading for Puma Capital. Tim joined Puma Capital in June, 2015. Prior to joining Puma Capital, Tim worked at LekSecuritites Corp, as an institutional options broker. Tim began his career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange, before moving upstairs in 2008. He received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Rhode Island. Tim currently maintains his Series 4, 7, 57 and 63 designations.

Michael Gutshall

Chief Operations Officer

Michael Gutshall is the Chief Operations Officer for Puma Capital. Michael joined Puma Capital in May, 2015. Michael is a 20 year industry veteran, having spent the majority of his career in broker-dealer compliance, OTC equity trading, and management. He received a B.S. in Business Management from Bryant College. Michael was awarded the CRCP designation from the Wharton School of Business, and the CAMS designation from the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists. Michael currently maintains his Series 7, 24, 57, 63, and 99 designations.

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