Anthony Scaramucci

Anthony Scaramucci is an American businessman. 

For a brief 10 days, he held the position of White House Chief of Staff. 

Born on Long Island, New York, I am sad to report that Scaramucci attended Tufts as an undergraduate. He then received his J.D. from Harvard Law. After graduating, he began a tumultuous and brief career at Goldman Sachs before leaving to start his own company, Oscar Capital Management, which was sold to the Lehman brothers several years later. 

In 2005, Scaramucci founded SkyBridge Capital, a global investment firm, which he left in 2017 after a majority stake was sold to a Chinese company with ties to the Communist Party. 

Scaramucci was named senior vice president and chief strategy officer for the US Export-Import bank on June 19th. 

In the Know

Scaramucci is a registered Republican who has long used his plentiful finances to make a name for himself in the political sphere. His donations, however, weave a complicated path. In 2008, he was a fundraiser for the Obama campaign. He later criticized Obama for his harsh stance towards Wall Street and then supported Mitt Romney in 2012, serving as his National Finance Co-Chair. Scaramucci was a Jeb Bush supporter until Trump won the Republican primary, after which he joined the Trump Finance Committee. 

In January, 2017, there was talk that Scaramucci was up for the position of Director for the Office of Public Liason. This sparked some internal controversy, as some posited his relationship with Trump was too close for such an appointment. Eventually, the position went to George Sifakis. 

2017 Headlines

After Mike Dubke resigned from the role in May, the position of White House Communications Director has been vacant, though Scaramucci has apparently picked up the slack. Trump is expected to nominate Scaramucci in the coming days. This apparently has ruffled the feathers of Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus, who found out after the decision had been made. 

He is a frequent guest on Fox and a close friend of Sean Hannity. All friends together. 

Fun Fact

Scaramucci wrote a book titled "Goodbye Gordon Gekko: How to Find Your Fortune Without Losing Your Soul." Apparently he forgot to re-read before signing on to work with the Trump administration. His nickname is also apparently "Mooch" - not the nickname I would want to have working in finance. 

Greer Clem