Brian Schwartz

Financial Services Internal Audit, Compliance and Risk Management Solutions Leader and GRC Enablement Leader, PwC US

Brian is PwC’s Internal Audit, Compliance and Risk Management Solutions leader for Financial Services. He oversees service offerings related to: corporate governance, risk management, compliance, and GRC technology enablement for our Risk Assurance practice. Brian is the key driver of PwC’s annual Risk in Review study on risk management and governance leading practices.

Brian’s risk management experiences and competencies have been developed over the past 29 years, working with his clients in building, assessing and transforming their governance structures and risk management capabilities. Prior to joining professional services, Brian spent 10 years in the banking and capital markets industry. While in industry, Brian held the following positions: chief audit executive, regulatory compliance officer, and co-chair of the risk management oversight committee.

Brian has spoken on governance, risk management and internal audit topics at numerous professional conferences. He has authored articles for risk management and financial services sector publications and has been interviewed by several business publications. Brian holds several professional certifications, including Certification in Risk Management Assurance, Certified Financial Services Auditor, Certified Risk Professional, Certified Bank Auditor. He earned his MBA and a BS degrees in finance. Brian worked with Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College in developing their Chief Risk Officer certificate program and is an adjunct professor in the program.