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From Fame to Fortune: 7 Former Pro Athletes Who Are Winning on Wall Street

With the rush of competing in a pressurized environment that’s reminiscent of their playing days and the lure of big paychecks, former star athletes, including Hall of Fame QB Steve Young, see finance as a natural second career.
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Dave Brown, Greenhill & Co: New York Giants fans mostly remember Dave Brown for his disappointing tenure as the team's starting quarterback in the mid-1990s. Yet Brown managed to carve out a decade-long career in the NFL, where he also played for the Arizona Cardinals.

Brown had much more success during his days as Duke University's starting quarterback, where he led the team to its first bowl game in nearly 30 years. Today he's a managing director at the boutique investment bank Greenhill & Co, where he works in the firm's private capital advisory group. Prior to joining Greenhill in 2008, Brown was a senior VP at Lehman Brothers' private fund marketing group.

 

As the Senior Editor of Advanced Trading, Justin Grant plays a key role in steering the magazine's coverage of the latest issues affecting the buy-side trading community. Since joining Advanced Trading in 2010, Grant's news analysis has touched on everything from the latest ... View Full Bio

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