Donald Trump's transition team is reportedly looking at the chief operating officer of ride-share company Lyft as a possible pick for Secretary of Transportation.
Rex Tibbens, COO of Lyft and former vice president at Amazon (AMZN) , is being considered to lead the Transportation Department under Trump, according to Dan Primack, formerly of Fortune. The report comes as Trump's transition team meets in New York on Friday to discuss plans for his upcoming presidential administration and buzz surges surrounding who will land top positions.
A spokesperson for Lyft denied Tibbens would desire such a position. "Rex Tibbens would be a valuable asset to any organization, but he is not interested in pursuing a role outside of Lyft," said Lyft spokesman Adrian Durbin.
The Trump campaign did not respond to request for comment.
A number of notable names in the business world have been floated as potential contenders for spots in Trump's cabinets since the real estate magnate's stunning victory Tuesday.
CNBC reported on Thursday that JPMorgan (JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon was being considered as Treasury Secretary, though the executive in the past has said he would not be interested. Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has also ruled out the position despite Trump's comments he might extend an offer. Trump campaign finance chair and Goldman Sachs (GS) banker Steven Mnuchin appears most likely to wind up with the spot.
Harold Hamm, Continental Resources (CLR) CEO, has been mentioned as a contender for Energy Secretary. Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross and former Nucor (NUE) CEO Dan DiMicco, both of whom advised Trump's presidential campaign, are said to be potential fits for Secretary of Commerce.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and RNC chair Reince Priebus, all of whom supported Trump during the presidential race, are said to be under consideration for spots like Secretary of State, Attorney General, Secretary of Defense and Chief of Staff.
The New York Times reported that Vice President-elect Mike Pence will take over as head of the transition team, replacing Governor Christie.
Tibbens, if selected, would be an interesting choice for Trump in light of the president-elect's relationship with his former boss, Jeff Bezos. The Amazon CEO and owner of The Washington Post was a target for Trump on the campaign trail. He accused Amazon of violating antitrust laws and accused Bezos of using the Post to influence lawmakers so that Amazon can avoid paying taxes.
Bezos extended an olive branch to Trump on Thursday, via Twitter congratulating him on his victory and promising to give him a "most open mind."
Congratulations to @realDonaldTrump. I for one give him my most open mind and wish him great success in his service to the country.— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) November 10, 2016