Executive vice president

April 4, 2019


Augusta University


Education and Nonprofit




Augusta, GA


Located in Augusta, Georgia, Augusta University (AU), part of the University System of Georgia, is a public research university and medical center dedicated to training the next generation of innovators, leaders and health care providers.

AU is seeking an Executive Vice President for Finance/Chief Business Officer (CBO) to serve as chief strategist and accomplished healthcare financial executive who can work effectively in a highly matrixed and relationship-driven culture.

The Executive Vice President for Finance/CBO must be a strategically-minded visionary leader who knows how to effectively drive change in a complex and dispersed but system-oriented environment. The new leader must embody the AU organizational mission and must lead through respect, humility and intellectual curiosity. Reporting to the President, Augusta University & CEO, AU Health System, the Executive Vice President for Finance/CBO is a member of the executive leadership team, with responsibility for all financial and control activities for the entirety of the AU organization, including oversight of a 1.6 billion dollar budget. The Executive Vice President for Finance/CBO will provide strategic and operational leadership over the organization’s financial management, including planning, administering, monitoring and controlling the overall financial plans, policies and programs. The new leader, in partnership with the President and CEO, will establish strategic financial goals and policies for the system. The Executive VP for Finance/CBO will also provide leadership and oversight for the Public Safety functions (including critical events and emergency preparedness) of the campus.

While the university and the health system each have separate financial leaders, each has direct reporting responsibility to the Executive Vice President for Finance/CBO. It is expected that the new executive will capitalize on the strong foundation currently in place ultimately delivering efficiencies, and very importantly, driving sound fiscal results and innovative funding of the future agenda for success. Additional information about the position can be found at www.wittkieffer.com.

This is an exciting time to join AU as it continues its journey towards transformation, growth and excellence as an integrated academic health center and consolidated comprehensive research university, only one of four such public entities in Georgia. The organization already enjoys an excellent reputation nationally among academic health systems.

However, with the integration of the university and health system, the consolidation between the two legacy universities, Georgia Health Sciences University (formerly known as the Medical College of Georgia) and Augusta State University, and the addition of new leadership to a renowned team of passionate healthcare professionals and outstanding faculty, this is the perfect opportunity for the right finance executive to help lead the organization to even greater heights. The university is fully committed to ethnic, gender and cultural diversity and believes in access to a quality affordable education for all qualified learners.


Confidential inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until May 20, 2019. Candidates should provide:

  • three separate documents,
  • a curriculum vitae,
  • a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in this Leadership Profile, and
  • a list of five references.

References will not be contacted without prior permission. Confidential inquiries, nominations and questions may be directed to the Witt/Kieffer consultants supporting this search: Mercedes C. Vance & Kim Brettschneider at Augusta_CBO@wittkieffer.com. Augusta University takes pride in being an equal opportunity and equal access employer. We actively recruit and hire the very best employees without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability or other protected characteristic.

Job Type

Full Time

Career Level

SVP, EVP, VP, Tax Director, Internal Audit Director, Control

Travel Requirements


Contact Name

Mercedes C. Vance and Kim Brettschneider