Vincent Viola

American billionaire businessman

Vincent "Vinnie" Viola (born 1956 in New York City) is an American billionaire businessman and philanthropist. Viola was the nominee for United States Secretary of the Army after being nominated by Donald Trump in December 2016.[1] He withdrew his name from consideration on February 3, 2017.

Vincent Viola in 2017.

He is the former chairman of the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), and the founder and chairman of Virtu Financial.[2] Viola is the owner of the Florida Panthers, a National Hockey League (NHL) ice hockey team.[3]


  1. Peterson-Withorn, Chase (19 December 2016). "Five Things To Know About Vincent Viola, Trump's Billionaire Pick For Army Secretary". Forbes. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  2. "Vincent Viola, Founder and Executive Chairman, Virtu Financial". September 11, 2001. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  3. Florida Panthers (September 27, 2013). "Vincent Viola Becomes Owner Of The Florida Panthers". Press release. Retrieved October 6, 2015.