Olympic Skier Eyes New Mountain
Gold-medal winner Johnny Moseley wraps up a two-week AMEX training internship with the Kellogg Group
By: Rich Blake
Issue: July 2005
At age 29, Johnny Moseley, who took home a skiiing gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics, is seeking a new mountain to conquer -- Wall Street. He’s now wrapping up a two-week-long stint at a Kellogg Group specialists' trading firm working on the floor of the AMEX.
"I’m done with skiing," Moseley says. "Just not curious about it anymore. Wall Street is fascinating, I can see a career, maybe trading. You definitely get the bug being down on the floor." Yes, it’s summer at the AMEX but Moseley took advantage of the pace and the attention he was getting and says he’ll always value the learning experience. Kellogg founder Kirk Kellogg met Moseley while on a skiing vacation earlier this year and arranged for the internship.
"He’s a smart guy who is getting a great macro view," Kellogg says. "He’ll go places." Moseley says he’s studied options and ETF trading, which will help in whatever path he chooses. Ringing the opening bell Thursday morning, the Olympian from Marin County, California, was all smiles as he yelled out to the floor, "Thanks for showing me a lot of love." Of course the former host of MTV’s Real World/Road Rules Challenge had his balls busted, too. "Some guys gave me shit about my hair," the spiky coiffed mogul master remarked. "But that’s all part of the experience."
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