Ted Murphy does not usually tell his clients that he is an Olympic silver medalist, but says that his rowing career has prepared him for the discipline that he applies to his career as a Merrill Lynch wealth advisor today.

Murphy was recruited to row while a student at Dartmouth College, and ultimately went on to compete in the Olympics in 1996 in Atlanta and in 2000 in Sydney. That last competition brought him a silver medal alongside his partner Sebastian Bea. Today, Murphy works to pass some of those lessons along to his clients, who include 40- to 50-something professionals including attorneys, physicians, surgeons and private equity partners.

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