Brian Schwartz

Brian Schwartz, US Governance, Risk and Compliance Leader, Risk Assurance Services

US Governance, Risk and Compliance Leader – Risk Assurance

Brian is PwC’s Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) Leader for Risk Assurance. He oversees all GRC service offerings, including risk management, compliance, and business continuity management. He is responsible for setting strategy, overseeing resources, developing methods and writing thought leadership for our GRC practice. Brian has over 24 years of experience working with organizations in assessing, enhancing and building integrated GRC frameworks, including board and senior leadership governance protocols, enterprise risk management activities and corporate compliance efforts. Brian has risk management and broader GRC experience working with clients in several regulated sectors, including financial services, healthcare and power and utilities.

Prior to joining PwC, Brian led the global internal audit practice for another Big Four accounting firm. Prior to taking on that role, he was the ERM services leader for their Mid-Atlantic sub area. He also spent 10 years in the financial services industry. While in industry, Brian held the following positions: Chief Audit Executive, Head of Credit Review and Regulatory Compliance Officer. Brian has seen risk management activities from both sides of the table and understands how to make risk management tangible, pragmatic, performance oriented and integrated.

Brian is a Certified Financial Services Auditor, Certified Bank Auditor, Certified Risk Professional and has a Certification in Risk Management Assurance. He received his MBA from Western New England University.

Media spotlight: Hear what Brian has to say...

7 Skills for CRO Greatness
By Selena Chavis featuring Brian Schwartz and Peggy Hardek
Insight Magazine
January 1, 2014
We Are All Chief Risk Officers Now
By John Buchanan featuring Brian Schwartz
The Conference Board Review
January 28, 2014