Daniel M. Feitelberg

Vice Chancellor, Planning and Budget

University of California, Merced Campus

Daniel M. Feitelberg

Daniel Feitelberg joined the Merced campus of the University of California in December 2012 to establish a new Division of Planning and Budget.

The University of California, Merced, the newest campus in University of California system. Opened in 2005, UC Merced is the first U.S. research university to be built in the 21st century, and the first new UC campus in 40 years. Reporting to the Chancellor and the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, the Vice Chancellor, Planning and Budget serves as the campus’ chief financial and resource advisor.

The new Division of Planning and Budget consolidated administrative staff from several departments on campus to facilitate the integration of planning and budgeting functions.  With a budget of approximately $250 million per year, capital development requirements of more than $1 billion over the next ten years, and more than 1200 employees on campus, the Finance Group manages the campus operating and capital budget processes.  The Real Estate Services Group facilitates the planning of campus development and leads the campus 2020 Project.  Institutional Research and Decision Support provides ongoing support for decision-making to help advance the educational mission and effectiveness of the institution.

In his role as Vice Chancellor, Mr. Feitelberg serves as the Co-Chair of the Budget Committee; Chair of the Space Advisory Committee; and Vice Chair of the Campus Physical Planning Committee.  He represents the Merced campus on the systemwide Capital Leadership Forum and Executive Budget Committee.

With thirteen years of investment banking experience, Mr. Feitelberg brings UC Merced significant experience raising debt capital for government clients in the high-grade taxable and tax-exempt markets.  In the banking industry, Mr. Feitelberg brought a holistic approach to his clients, focusing on enterprise business development issues, as well as financial issues.  His approach to investment banking and project finance centered on the principle that good investments must reflect an underlying enterprise that is well designed and developed, efficiently operated and maintained, with an appropriate financial plan and controls.

During his tenure, Mr. Feitelberg served as the head of J.P. Morgan’s surface transportation business in the Western United States.  He also worked with public sector clients to finance more than $100 billion of projects for transportation, energy, water, education and healthcare enterprises, as well as capital projects and operational funding for state and local governments.  In this capacity, the following is a partial list of clients served:

•     Bay Area Toll Authority

•     California Department of Transportation

•     California Department of Water Resources

•     California Infrastructure Bank

•     City and County of San Francisco

•     Orange County Transportation Authority

•     Oregon University System

•     Riverside County Transportation Commission

•     San Diego Association of Governments

•     Sacramento Transportation Authority

•     San Francisco County Transportation Authority

•     San Joaquin Council of Governments

•     Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority

•     State of California

•     State of Oregon

•     State of Washington

•     Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District

•     University of California

Prior to his investment banking experience, Mr. Feitelberg worked briefly in public service for state and local elected officials, including positions for a supervisor in San Mateo County, a member of the California State Assembly, and a former California State Treasurer.  He previously served as a member of the board for the California Foundation for the Environment and the Economy and as a member of the Steering Committee for the California Sustainability Alliance.

He graduated cum laude from the University of California, Davis, with degrees from the College of Letters and Sciences and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.  He resides in Burlingame, California with his wife, Brittany, and daughters, Aria and Avery. Feitelberg