Stephanie Pianka

Senior Vice President for Finance and Budget, Chief Financial Officer

Stephanie Pianka is fully responsible for all aspects of NYU’s fiscal strategy and financial operations, as well as campus services.

Ms. Pianka provides oversight to the following units, among others: Office of Budget and Financial Planning, Treasury, Financial Operations and Office of the Controller, Internal Audit, Procurement to Pay and Campus Services.

Stephanie joined NYU in 2012 and held the office of Vice President, Financial Operations and University Treasurer until her promotion to CFO in 2017.

Stephanie’s prior experience includes financial operations both domestically and in international business settings in both small and large, complex organizations.  She was the CFO, corporate secretary and head of administration for a technology startup; at privately held Avaya she was the Vice President of Finance for their Global Supply Chain, IT and Restructuring organizations, including global cash-to-cash and inventory forecasting responsibilities; at Storage Technology Corp. she was the Chief of Staff to the Chairman and CEO responsible for global operating cadence, client escalations and strategic projects.

Prior to that, she worked at General Electric for more than a decade, capping her time there as Managing Director for GE Capital Financial Guaranty Insurance Company. While at GE she trained at the Six Sigma Academy and earned the certification of six sigma Master Black Belt. Stephanie is an avid triathlete, and a board director for Phoenix Footwear Group.

Stephanie earned her BA degree in Computer Science from SUNY Oswego and her MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business.