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Meet the Staff

Director, Randy Schwantes

Mr. Schwantes came to the University of the Pacific in 2011 serving as the Senior Internal Auditor, in 2014 he was promoted to Director of Internal Audit & Compliance.  Prior to arriving at Pacific, he worked at a local Public Accounting Firm for five years where he served as a Supervisor of Audit and Assurance Services.  Mr. Schwantes also served 12 years in the Army in positions of increasing responsibility ranging from Fund Accountant to Resources Manager.  He has an AA in Computer Science from the University of Maryland University College and a BS in Business Administration - Accounting from California State University - Stanislaus.  Mr. Schwantes is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Information Systems Auditor, a Certified Internal Auditor and a Certified Fraud Examiner.

University Compliance Officer, Ash Chaudhry

Ash Chaudhry is the University Compliance Officer.  In this role, he works with Unit Compliance Associates and OIT to develop a platform to manage the University compliance, in a transparent, uniform and holistic manner.  He has an M.S. in Chemistry from the University of the Pacific.  Mr. Chaudhry is an Associate in Risk Management (ARM).  Ash came to the University of the Pacific in 2002 serving as the Senior Risk Management Specialist.  In this role he supported many critical areas of research & teaching.  He was part of Risk Management Team that developed safety & compliance framework for different disciplines offered and pursued at Pacific.  His other positions at Pacific include Associate Director of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and Interim Director of Risk Management & Insurance.  In this role he steered the team towards a risk and regulatory focused approach towards addressing Pacific challenges and opportunities.  Prior to arriving at Pacific, he worked at a local Consumer Products Manufacturing Firm as Director of Research & Development, Quality Control, Regulatory Affairs, and Health & Safety, for 20 years.  He taught at a Public University (overseas) for one year.  

Senior Internal Auditor, Heather Mariani

Heather joined Internal Audit & Compliance in July 2014 as the Internal Auditor and was promoted in February 2015 to Senior Internal Auditor. She previously held a position at Pacific as Senior Financial Reporting Analyst in the Financial Reporting Department. Heather worked for a large regional public accounting firm for over 10 years, with experience in auditing, accounting, taxes and payroll. Heather has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting from California State University, Stanislaus. Heather is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor.

Internal Auditor, Daniel Borba

Daniel joined Internal Audit & Compliance in April 2015. Prior to Pacific, Daniel spent 3 years in Safeway, Inc. Internal Audit as a Financial Analyst II. His tenure at Safeway included directly supporting the Chief Audit Executive as well as supporting the four functional audit teams (Corporate, IT, Retail and Supply Chain.) He's worked with all levels of the organization including the Board of Directors and Chief Executives.  Daniel has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California State University, Stanislaus. Daniel is a Certified Internal Auditor.