Meet Jeff Costa, Assistant Vice President, Trust Officer, at First County Advisors, the Wealth Management Division of First County Bank.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I am a lifelong Connecticut resident who grew up in Shelton and now lives in Norwalk. My wife and I moved to East Norwalk about 5 years ago because we both love being close to the beach. Throughout my life I have always been involved in the local community and have a love for the outdoors. When I was in high school at Fairfield Prep, I competed as a swimmer during the school year and worked as a lifeguard at Fairfield Beach during the summers. Today, I am very active in my neighborhood association and still stay close to the water. In the summer you can find me out in Norwalk Harbor on my stand up paddle board, and in the winter, snowboarding up in Vermont where I also used to instruct beginners on the weekends.
What is the favorite part of your role with First County Bank?
As a member of First County Advisors, I love being able to meet interesting clients that have unique stories to tell. Over the years, I have met people I likely never would have come into contact with otherwise and I have learned a lot from meeting them.
What is the most frequent question you receive from customers?
Where to invest? People are overwhelmed at times with the vast amount of recommendations, often conflicting, when it comes to investing.
Do you have a favorite First County Bank moment?
I would have to say that my first day at the Bank was my favorite moment so far. It is always difficult starting something new at a new place, whether it’s moving your home, school or job. I immediately felt welcome when I started here and it reaffirmed my decision to come work for First County Bank. The Bank has a great culture and was apparent right from the start.