Gary Gensler (the "smartest kid in his class" at Wharton) served as the 11th chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission under President Obama from May 2009 to January 2014. He also worked at Treasury during part of the Bill Clinton administration and was co-head of finance at Goldman Sachs.
He is currently the chief financial officer for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.
In the last batch of Hillary Clinton emails released, a bit of the relationship between Clinton and Gensler is revealed.
Gary Gensler’s warm relationship with Hillary Clinton was on display in late 2012, a month after President Barack Obama won re-election.
Mr. Gensler turned to Mrs. Clinton for advice on how he could continue to serve the White House as he was entering the final year of his term as chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
“If we might be able to find a moment to chat, I would love to share my thoughts on possible new challenges and opportunities within the Administration,” he wrote in a Dec. 9, 2012 email.
The request is included in nearly a dozen emails between Mr. Gensler and Mrs. Clinton during the latter’s time as the secretary of state. Mr. Gensler has longstanding ties to the Clintons, having served as a top Treasury Department official in Bill Clinton‘s administration and as an adviser to Mrs. Clinton’s first presidential bid in 2008...
Notably, Mr. Gensler was among a relatively small group of government officials who communicated directly with Mrs. Clinton during her tenure at the State Department. In addition to turning to her for career advice, he briefed her on economic and regulatory matters or simply praised her televised interviews.
“You sounded and looked wonderful tonight,” he wrote on Jan. 27, 2013, hours after an interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes.”..
A month earlier, the CFTC chairman wrote to wish Mrs. Clinton a speedy recovery after she fainted and sustained a concussion.
“I just heard that you have been under the weather,” he wrote. “My thoughts are with you as you recover. Don’t hesitate if I can do anything for you. My mom always recommended a bit of chicken noodle soup.”
At times, Mr. Gensler kept Mrs. Clinton apprised of European economic matters, including a March 2012 assessment of the cloudy outlook for the continent.
“I fear that the less competitive parts of Europe are likely to be shackled with high unemployment rates for many years and be challenged by attendant social and political unrest,” he wrote.