As counselor to the secretary of the treasury, Steven Rattner led the Obama administration's efforts to restructure the auto industry. Prior to that, he was managing principal of Quadrangle Group, LLC. At Lazard & Co. he was deputy chairman/deputy chief executive officer, after tenures at Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers.
He was also employed by the New York Times for nearly nine years, principally as an economic correspondent. He continues to write for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the Financial Times. He lives in New York.