Anthony Scaramucci (born January 6, 1964) is an American entrepreneur, financier, political figure, and author. In June 2017, he became a senior vice president and chief strategy officer at the U.S. Export-Import Bank, and on July 21, 2017, President Donald Trump appointed him the White House Communications Director.
On January 12, 2017, President Donald Trump announced his intent to appoint Scaramucci Director of the White House Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs. Scaramucci's swearing-in was reportedly delayed by an extended review of his finances by the Office of Government Ethics, although the ethics office denied that clearance was necessary before making White House appointments. Ultimately, George Sifakis was appointed instead.
Following the 2016 election, Scaramucci served on the Presidential Transition Team Executive Committee. In 2005, Scaramucci founded global investment firm SkyBridge Capital, serving as co-managing partner before selling the company in early 2017 to take a role in the Trump administration.
Scaramucci also previously served as host of a financial television show Wall Street Week and contributor to the Fox News Channel.