Greg Boester, Managing Director at Barclays Capital

Greg Boester is a former ski jumper and banker who made the transition to the edgy world of hedge funds and institutional equity trading. He is currently a managing director at Barclays Capital. Aside from his responsibilities at the big wigs table, Boester also devotes time to a number of charities. Among them are Food Bank for New York City and Operation Big Apple.

In addition to his day job, Boester serves as a member of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s (USSA) board of directors. As a former member of the US Ski Team, Boester is familiar with the intricacies of the sport. At a young age, he started jumping in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Later, he competed for the United States at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. During his career, he won two meets in Utah in 1992.

While it has been more than a decade since Greg Boester last donned a ski helmet, the man has not forgotten his roots. Having moved to Chicago, he took a job with hedge fund operator, Citadel, which is a name that would ring a bell if you were in the financial services sector. This was a good move. Not only does he enjoy the benefits of being part of a high-end hedge fund, he is also close to family. Boester’s parents, Michael and Jane, reside in Greensboro, Vt. Moreover, Boester’s wife, Marian, is a native of Greensboro, so he spends a lot of his free time there.

Upon leaving his post at J.P. Morgan, Boester was compelled to find the true measure of the long-haul. He found out he had to do something about his own culpability in the saga. After a slew of emails and a few letters from his superiors, the former Chase executive decided to re-engage the proverbial hounds. Unfortunately for Boester, there was a price to pay. His subordinate was removed in February 2008.

The most impressive feat was not the tagging of the title of this article. Rather, it was a more thorough examination of the claims of credit, and the associated financial losses. Although the neophyte was thrown in the deep end, he managed to come out on the other side. One might be tempted to assume that he is a sailor who is looking for a dry run. On the other hand, a cursory review of his LinkedIn profile suggests that he may have a second home in Rye, New York.

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