Gasparino also says there's a lot of pressure from shareholders to find a new CEO from outside BofA. Last week he told the desk about two other potential candidates. They are Bill Boardman, the former #2 at Bank One and Chad Gifford the former CEO of Fleet Financial.
And Gasparino is also hearing that Bob Steel, the former CEO of Wachovia is lobbying for the corner office.
It's worth noting that if Lewis is forced out early, it's still possible that board members Chad Gifford and Bill Boardman will replace Lewis on an interim basis. The interim CEO would in turn groom one of the internal candidates for the permanent job.
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