Partner and Primary Author of the Global Risk Study, Risk Assurance, PwC US
Brian is the leader of PwC’s US Governance, Risk and Compliance Enablement Solutions. In his role, he helps companies by providing a proactive, unified risk management framework to achieve meaningful change, reduce costs and implement an early effective warning system. This involves bringing together a set of end-to-end solutions to assist companies with optimizing and integrating their GRC frameworks to build more cross-functional alliances. Additionally, Brian is PwC's Mid-Atlantic Market Banking & Capital Markets Sector leader.
With over 30 years of experience, Brian has a diverse background with deep risk management and internal audit experiences and capabilities, including consulting and corporate leadership roles as Chief Audit Executive, Compliance Officer and member of Risk Oversight Committee. He has a proven track record of helping companies think through emerging and future risks and providing with the right, tailored solutions to address those risks and concerns. Brian has worked with companies across sectors, including financial services, industrial products, consumer products, and healthcare. Schwartz is the primary author of PwC's annual risk management study and publication, "Risk in Review".
Brian received a BS in finance from the University of Baltimore and holds an MBA from Western New England University. He holds several professional certifications in risk management and audit. Schwartz also sits on the Board at the Merrick School of Business at the University of Baltimore. Schwartz is an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University where he helped develop their chief risk officer certification program. He has been published in several risk management and audit publications, and is a frequent speaker at national conferences and offsite board retreats on the topic of risk management.