University of Washington Welcomes Brian McCartan as Vice President for Finance

Koya is proud to have partnered with the University of Washington (UW) to place Brian McCartan as their new Vice President for Finance. The UW is a leading research university with three campuses, a world-class academic medical center and extensive continuing education programs.

McCartan joins the UW Finance & Administration organization from Sound Transit where he served as Chief Financial Officer for the past 11 years. At Sound Transit, McCartan developed the financial plans for the $90 billion Sound Transit 2 and 3 programs. He also led the development of the agency’s budget and financial systems to support the build-out of the regional high-capacity transit system. He was also responsible for the information technology, risk management and asset management departments at Sound Transit.

Prior to Sound Transit, McCartan served as Debt Manager at the City of Seattle, financing the capital programs for the City and its utilities, and as an International Economist at the U .S. Treasury in Washington, D.C.

McCartan graduated from the UW with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and political science. He has a master’s degree in international relations (finance and economics) from Yale University.