Finance Team

Learn about the Finance Team at University of California, including our Executive Vice President- Chief Financial Officer, Director of Capital Markets Finance, and Finance Officer.

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Nathan Brostrom

Executive Vice President- Chief Financial Officer
(510) 987-9029

Nathan Brostrom was appointed Executive Vice President — Chief Financial Officer for the University of California in September 2014. As CFO, he oversees all aspects of financial management for the University of California system, which includes ten UC campuses, five academic medical centers and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His areas of responsibility include asset management, debt management, the systemwide operating budget, capital finance and planning, procurement and financial accounting. 

Prior to his CFO appointment and since September 2009, Nathan served as Executive Vice President — Business Operations for the UC system, with responsibility over systemwide budget, the budget and administration of the Office of the President, facility construction and maintenance, real estate management, human resource administration, and information technology support.

Nathan Brostrom joined the University of California in 2006 as Vice Chancellor for Administration at the Berkeley campus. Before arriving at UC Berkeley, Nathan spent ten years as Managing Director and Manager of the Western Region Public Finance group for JPMorgan. 

Nathan graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University and holds a master's degree in public and international affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. He and his wife Caitlin live in Berkeley with their six children.

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Meghan Gutekunst

Director of Capital Markets Finance

Meghan Gutekunst joined the team in June 2019 as the Director of Capital Markets Finance. Meghan brings previous experience working on the University’s bond offerings as a member of the Public Finance teams at both JP Morgan and Barclays.  Most recently, she was the Deputy Finance Director for a governor’s campaign in Arizona.  Meghan recently relocated to the Bay Area and is excited about joining the team.

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Michael Linder

Finance Officer
(510) 987-9104

Michael joined the University’s Office of the President in 2007 and is responsible for supporting the compliance efforts of the Debt Administration and Compliance division of the Capital Markets Finance group.  Michael manages and maintains the Private Activity Questionnaire system into which the campuses report activity taking place within bond financed space throughout the University’s 10 campuses, 5 medical centers and 2 national labs to ensure the space is being utilized as originally intended when the bonds were financed.

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Patrick Malloy

Capital Markets Finance Officer
(510) 587-6462

Patrick joined the Capital Markets Finance team in August 2020. In addition to providing day-to-day leadership on bond transactions for each of the University’s credits, Patrick conducts comprehensive ongoing analysis of the University’s debt portfolio, works with campuses on debt planning, administers capital leases throughout the system, and supports P3 initiatives related to student housing and other capital needs. His previous public finance experience includes both investment banking and financial advisory roles.

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Claire Donnelly

Finance Officer
(510) 587-6191

Claire joined the University system in September 2018. She provides analytical and professional support to the Capital Markets Finance Team, where her primary responsibilities include managing the internal debt database, reviewing financing requests, facilitating internal loans, providing consultation to campuses and medical centers on financing matters, and reporting the university's debt portfolio to internal and external parties.

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Hugo Liang

Financial Analyst
(510) 987-0370

Hugo joined the Capital Markets Finance team at the UC Office of the President in 2019. He manages the monthly allocation and funding of all debt for approved capital initiatives and complies with the policies and regulations pertaining to financing, debt administration, and reporting.

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Aayush Kunwar

Financial Analyst
(510) 987-9119

Aayush joined the University system in January 2020. He provides analytical and professional support to the Capital Markets Finance Team, where his primary responsibilities include liquidity analysis, tracking variable bond rates and reporting on remarketing agent performance, assisting with campus communications, and supporting the management of commercial paper activities.