"I want to say a special word about my Republican colleagues, who serve with dignity, decency and a deep sense of patriotism. We often disagree, but I respect their motives. Now is a time for unity ... I will do everything in my power to help you stitch together the frayed fabric of our politics, and help summon Americans of both parties to unite in common purpose."Obama's financial team includes a star-studded list of economists and business professionals, including former Treasury secretaries Robert Rubin and Larry Summers, former Federal Reserve Chief Paul Volcker, Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffet, Google's Eric Schmidt, Time Warner's Dick Parsons, Xerox's Anne Mulcahy, TIAA-CREF's Roger Ferguson, former Securities and Exchange Commission chair William Donaldson and former SEC Commissioner Roel Campos, among others.