Anthony Scaramucci might have finally landed that White House job he always wanted.
The SkyBridge Capital founder and Trump campaign fundraiser is soon to be nominated as ambassador to the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, according to a report last week from Bloomberg. Scaramucci, 53, has long been lobbying for a job under President Donald Trump. He sat down with TheStreet's Tracy Byrnes on Monday to discuss it.
"It hasn't been made official yet, so I sort of can't comment on it, but the truth of the matter is I would love the opportunity to serve and I have a lot of respect for the president," he said.
A White House spokeswoman declined to confirm whether Scaramucci has indeed been tapped to go to the OECD, a Paris-based, 35-country organization that promotes economic progress and trade worldwide.
Daniel Yohannes, appointed as President Barack Obama as the previous ambassador to the OECD, resigned the post on Jan. 20.
Scaramucci told reporters in January that he would be joining the White House as a liaison to the business community, though the Trump administration never made an official announcement on the matter. He ultimately did not get the job.
Scaramucci in January agreed to sell his approximately 45% stake in SkyBridge to an investor group including a subsidiary of Chinese conglomerate HNA Group -- a deal that might have hindered his job prospects under Trump.
"The sale is likely now to happen on July 15, so I moved the sale a little bit because of the issues around the job and the uncertainty of where I was going to end up getting placed. So hopefully all of this stuff will come together at the same time," Scaramucci told Byrnes.
Scaramucci is one of Trump's fiercest backers, despite not being hired by the administration right away. He said in March that Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus told him that he would be given a job once his business deal closed.
"I honestly don't know what that role will be, but hopefully it will be something where I can have a meaningful impact," he said at the time.
The Trump administration has yet to fill hundreds of positions, and people aren't exactly flocking to take jobs. Goldman Sachs (GS) executive James Donovan pulled out of a position at the Treasury Department last month, and Kellyanne Conway's husband George Conway backed out of a job at the Department of Justice.
"I was on the transition team, so there were hoards and hoards of resumes, I'm still getting resumes even though the transition process is over, so I do think there's a tremendous amount of people that want to serve," Scaramucci said on Monday. "Unfortunately it's a process."