US Olympian, Going for Gold, to Join Goldman Sachs After London Games

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When Peter Hudnut joins our Private Wealth Management team in Los Angeles later this month, he’s likely to have some exciting stories about the 2012 Olympics to share with his new coworkers.

Peter, a member of the U.S. men's water polo team and a prior silver medal winner (Beijing, 2008), tells ESPN that he's confident in the squad's chances this year. "We're good. We are 'gold' good," he told ESPN's Julie Foudy in an interview.

Peter will be reporting for work at Goldman Sachs the day after his final match with the U.S. men’s water polo team at the 2012 London Olympics.

According to an article on, Peter's childhood obsession with the Olympics led him to begin playing water polo at the age of nine. He attended Stanford on a water polo scholarship, leading his team to two national championships.

Peter Hudnut's Road to Gold:

• Won silver medal in 2008 Beijing Games after Team USA defied odds to reach the gold-medal game against Hungary

• Put water polo on hold to attended Stanford Business School, graduating with an MBA in 2011

• Deferred his employment at Goldman Sachs for a year in order to train with the rest of the Olympic team for a chance to win the first U.S. water polo gold medal since 1904

Presently, there are twenty other Olympians who are employees or alumni of Goldman Sachs.

See the full interview and read a profile of Peter Hudnut on ESPN's website. Also, see "Water Polo: What's Not to Love" (

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