USC appoints former PwC exec as CFO
Finance leader Erik Brink has been named USC’s new senior vice president, finance, and chief financial officer. Brink brings three decades of experience in finance management to the position, including nearly 20 years at USC overseeing a wide range of financial operations for the university and leading the development of many significant projects.
“Erik is an excellent strategist and a careful steward of the university’s finances,” USC President Carol L. Folt said. “I know he will be a terrific partner to me and to the entire university community. Under his leadership, USC’s financial operations will remain forward thinking and nimble as we double down on implementing our ‘moonshots’ for the university.”
Brink has served as USC’s interim senior vice president, finance and chief financial officer since January, reporting directly to Folt on university wide financial operations, including budget and planning, treasury, financial services, the university comptroller, capital construction and facilities, audit services, information technology services and risk management.
Prior to his arrival at USC, Brink worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers for 11 years as a senior audit manager, consulting with health care, nonprofit and higher education institutes.