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Meet the Staff

Chief Audit Executive, 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 and Chief Audit Executive in July 2019. 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.

Senior IT Auditor, Todd Kucker

Todd joined Internal Audit in July 2019 as the Senior IT Auditor. Todd has more than ten years of experience in Higher Education Internal Audit. Since 2011, Todd has been the Director of Internal Audit at UC Merced, which included managing Information Technology audits. Todd was the Senior Internal Auditor at Pacific during 2008 through 2011. He has more than twenty years of internal audit and accounting experience that have included E&J Gallo Winery, Safeway, Del Monte Foods, AAA, and two accounting firms. Todd holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University. He holds the following certifications: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Systems Auditor, and Certified Fraud Examiner.  Since 2005, he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in accounting and finance.

Senior Internal Auditor, Heather Mariani

Heather joined Internal Audit 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, Ed Perez

Ed joined Internal Audit in May 2018 as the Internal Auditor. Ed previously worked at Oak Valley Hospital District in Oakdale and prior to that he was employed in in the retail banking industry working for both Wells Fargo and Stanford Federal Credit Union. Ed has an Associate of Science in Business Administration from Canada College (Redwood City) as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration - Accounting from California State University, Stanislaus.