About

Finance Team

Learn about the Finance Team at University of California, including our Executive Vice President- Chief Financial Officer, Interim Sytemwide CFO, and Associate Vice President, Systemwide Controller.

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Nathan Brostrom

Executive Vice President- Chief Financial Officer
(510) 987-9029
Nathan.Brostrom@ucop.edu

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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Peggy Arrivas

Associate Vice President, Systemwide Controller
(510) 987-9067
Peggy.Arrivas@ucop.edu

Peggy Arrivas was appointed Associate Vice President and Systemwide Controller by the University of California Board of Regents in May 2010.

As associate vice president, Peggy serves as the systemwide controller for the University of California, and is responsible for the development and implementation of accounting and financial policies for the University and its ten campuses, medical centers, UC Retirement System, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and campus foundations. She oversees corporate accounting, development of systemwide accounting, payroll and tax policies and procedures, costing policy and analysis function, endowment accounting and administration, pension and benefits financial services and accounting. Peggy provides systemwide campus support from a business, financial, and regulatory perspective for all major business transactions of the University. Peggy also oversees Capital Asset Strategies and Finance since assuming an interim position in December 2017.

Prior to joining UCOP, Peggy served on PricewaterhouseCoopers' leadership team during the University's annual audit for a decade, from 1999-2009. Most recently she served as Controller of the UC Davis Health System. Peggy has unparalleled accounting experience and a unique combination of public and private sector experiences.

Peggy is a CPA and holds a BA from Cal State Hayward. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of CPAs.

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Meghan Gutekunst

Director of Capital Markets Finance
meghan.gutekunst@ucop.edu

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.linder@ucop.edu

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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Claire Donnelly

Finance Officer
(510) 587-6191
claire.donnelly@ucop.edu

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.liang@ucop.edu

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.kunwar@ucop.edu

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.