Team captain of the 1994 men’s water polo team and a member of three Western Water Polo Association championship teams during his four-year career at UCSD, Gruber also spent one summer as an undergraduate interning for Saratoga Derivates, a London-based derivatives trading firm—an opportunity afforded by another former UCSD water polo player, Toby Raymond.
That internship led to a full-time position with Saratoga Derivatives, helping set up their American presence. After training in
In 2003, Gruber left Mako to join Liquid Capital where his role now includes managing the organization’s European Interest Rate Derivatives Desk and interacting with bankers and brokers globally.
In November of 2004, he married his wife, Rowena, on a vineyard outside of