Roland Costa is senior vice president and chief technology officer for the Currency Technology Office and the Cash Product Office. He leads CTO, which support the cash processing operations of the Reserve Banks, the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and the U.S. Secret Service.
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Costa attended Fordham University in Bronx, N.Y., Pace University in New York, N.Y., and Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va.
Costa joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond's Computer Planning Department as a lead software systems programmer/analyst in 1984 and transferred to the Bank's Business Application Services Department as a systems analysis and programming manager in 1989. Costa joined the Federal Reserve System’s Currency Technology Office (housed at the Richmond Fed) as a currency systems project manager in 1997. He was named currency technology officer in 1998, assistant vice president in 2000, vice president in 2002 and senior vice president in 2010. Since 2003, Costa also has served as chief technology officer over High Speed Currency Technology and Sensor Initiatives for the CTO, a system function reporting to the product manager and executive vice president of the Cash Product Office of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.