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Spotlight on Goldman Sachs Olympians

In the spirit of the 2016 Olympics in Rio, seven Olympic athletes across Goldman Sachs share their stories from prior games and how the experience has shaped their lives.

Spotlight on Goldman Sachs Olympians: Annie Panter

18 Aug 2016

Annie Panter works in the firm’s Securities Division. She competed in Field Hockey as a member of the Great Britain Olympic team at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and the 2012 Olympics in London (Bronze Medal). Here, Annie shares how she got involved in field hockey, what motivated her during training and her experiences being on a team.

Spotlight on Goldman Sachs Olympians: Yoshihide Fukuhara

16 Aug 2016

Yoshihide Fukuharu works as a Shiatsu masseur in the Tokyo fitness center. He competed for Japan in the Blind Marathon and 10,000-Meter Race at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. Here, Yoshihide shares the training required to compete in the Paralympics and overcoming challenges and setbacks.

Spotlight on Goldman Sachs Olympians: David Fox

12 Aug 2016

David Fox works in the firm’s Investment Management Division as the region head for Private Wealth Management in the Southwest and head of the offices in Dallas and Houston. He competed for the United States in Swimming (Men’s Freestyle, 4x100-meter Freestyle Relay (Gold Medal) and 50-meter Freestyle) as a member of the United States Olympic team at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Here, David shares how his experience in swimming prepared him for a career in business and overcoming setbacks.

Spotlight on Goldman Sachs Olympians: Rob Williams

11 Aug 2016

Rob Williams works in the firm’s Securities Division in London. He competed for Great Britain in Rowing at the 2012 Olympics (Men’s Lightweight Four, Silver Medal). Here, Rob shares how he got involved in rowing, maintaining motivation while training and overcoming a serious back injury.

Spotlight on Goldman Sachs Olympians: Garry Herbert

11 Aug 2016

Garry Herbert works in the firm’s Investment Management Division in London. He competed for Great Britain in Rowing (Coxed Pair - Gold Medal) at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. Here, he shared how he got involved in rowing, his journey to the Olympics and what he learned from competing that has translated to his business experience.

Spotlight on Goldman Sachs Olympians: Mark Bellofiore

10 Aug 2016

Mark Bellofiore works in the firm’s Investment Banking Division in Sydney. He competed for Australia in Canoe / Kayak Slalom at the Olympics in Athens (2004) and Beijing (2008). Here, Mark highlights how he got involved in canoeing, the dynamics of competing on a team and balancing work and sport.

Spotlight on Goldman Sachs Olympians: David Oda

05 Aug 2016

David Oda works in Goldman Sachs’ Human Capital Management Division in Tokyo. He qualified for the US Men’s Judo Team at the 2004 Olympics in Athens but could not compete due to an injury. Here, David highlights why he started practicing judo, his father’s influence and the parallels he draws between sport and work.