Finance Team

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

Executive Vice President - Chief Financial Officer

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

Associate Vice President

Meghan Gutekunst joined the University Office of the President team in June 2019 as the Director of Capital Markets Finance.

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Patrick Malloy


Patrick joined the Capital Markets Finance team in August 2020. He has over a decade of experience in public finance, including at the University and in both investment banking and financial advisory roles prior to joining the University. He has also worked in local government for two large cities.

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Michael Linder

Compliance Officer

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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Hugo Liang

Finance Officer

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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Suman Kumari

Finance Officer

Suman joined the Capital Markets Finance team in October 2022. She provides leadership in the strategic use of debt to help University finance projects that further the mission of teaching, research and public service. Suman also provides leadership on debt capacity analyses, bond transactions, capital leases, and other debt related activities. Her previous work experiences include capital markets, treasury, and corporate finance.

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Ya De Htun

Financial Analyst

Ya De joined the Capital Markets Finance team in January 2022. She provides analytical and professional support to the Capital Markets Finance Team, where her 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.

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Victor Villagomez

Financial Analyst

Victor joined the Capital Markets Finance team in May 2023. He suports the management of commerical paper activities and maintains the University's central bank debt management system database. Victor also analyzes debt capacity and liquidity, conducts institutional research and quantitative analysis as part of bond issuances and ongoing debt mangement, coordinates investor disclosures, and supports bond compliance tracking.

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Toni Westbrook

Administrative Assistant

Toni joined the Capital Markets Finance team in October 2021 after working with the Retirement Administration Service Center, UCOP for two years. She supports the team in a variety of ways, including overseeing and ensuring the daily administrative operations run smoothly including coordinating department calendars, meetings and programs.