Thomas Gira oversees FINRA's Market Regulation Department, which provides regulatory services to U.S. exchanges, including, among others, NASDAQ's family of U.S. markets, The New York Stock Exchange's family of U.S. markets, the Cboe’s family of U.S. markets, the BOX Options Market, Individual Investors Exchange, and the Miami Securities Exchange’s family of markets. Market Regulation also regulates Trade Reporting Facilities, FINRA's Alternative Display Facility, the over-the-counter market, and corporate and municipal bonds.
Mr. Gira also oversees FINRA's Transparency Services Department, which is responsible for the operation of FINRA's trade reporting facilities. These facilities include the Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine (TRACE), the FINRA facility for reporting and disseminating corporate bond, agency debenture and securitized product transactions; the Alternative Display Facility, FINRA's listed equity quote and trade reporting vehicle; the trade reporting facilities, FINRA's joint ventures with the exchanges for printing listed equity trades; and the over-the-counter equity transparency facilities, including the OTC Bulletin Board.
Before joining FINRA in 1992, Mr. Gira was an Associate General Counsel of The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc. Prior to that, he was Branch Chief for Options and Derivative Products Regulation within the Division of Market Regulation at the SEC.
Mr. Gira is a graduate of Wake Forest University, where he received a bachelor's degree in economics. He received his law degree from the University of Maryland.