Former Microsoft and GM CFO in mix to replace Gary Cohn
President Trump needs a new director for his National Economic Council after Gary Cohn resigned.
There’s one candidate in the mix that may really please investors: Chris Liddell, who has served as chief financial officer for two blue chip American companies, GM () and Microsoft ( )
Liddell, like the former Goldman Sachs () executive Cohn, has a background in crunching numbers and dealing with Wall Street.
The New York Times first reported on Saturday that Liddell was the “top contender” to replace Cohn. A senior White House official later confirmed to CNN that Liddell is a “possibility” as a replacement for Cohn. Liddell currently serves in the White House as the director of strategic initiatives, working closely with Jared Kushner.
Ivan Feinseth, director of research and chief investment officer at Tigress Financial Partners, said he did not think an ethics complaint filed against Liddell last year because of meetings he held at the White House with executives of companies that he owned stocks in would be a major issue either.