A successful asset manager and investment banking executive, Gary di Silvestri transitioned from his role as the chief investment officer of Deutsche Suisse Asset Management to pursue a career as a professional athlete. An accomplished athlete since youth, di Silvestri earned 10 varsity letters and three New York Downstate Wrestling Championships while a student at Monsignor Farrell High School. Subsequently, he attended Georgetown University, where he rowed for the national champion Hoya crew team. After college, Gary di Silvestri turned his attention toward other sports and later found his métier in competitive cross-country skiing.
Since then, Gary di Silvestri has accumulated several key victories in cross-country skiing and currently leads the National Ski Team for the Commonwealth of Dominica. As president of the National Ski Association of Dominica and a candidate for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Mr. di Silvestri will carry the Dominican national flag during the opening ceremonies in Sochi, Russia.