Daniel Feitelberg, Vice Chancellor, UC Merced

Daniel Feitelberg, Vice Chancellor, UC Merced

danDaniel Feitelberg joined the Merced campus of the University of California in December 2012 to establish a new Division of Planning and Budget and serve as the chancellor’s chief financial advisor.
UC Merced leads the UC system in every measure of diversity: its residence halls and labs reflect the California of tomorrow. Two-thirds of undergraduates are the first in their families to attend college. Washington Monthly ranks UC Merced 5th in the nation for social mobility. More than half of students major in the STEM disciplines; undergraduates routinely perform research that would be reserved at larger campuses for graduate students – whether in drone technology or solar energy.
In his role as Vice Chancellor, Mr. Feitelberg led the launch of the Merced 2020 Project. In scope and design, UC Merced will be the site of the largest public-private partnership (P3) of its kind in the U.S. higher education sector. The project will extend the first phase of campus ono to a greenfield site and provide 1.2 million square feet of sustainable infrastructure, academic, housing and student life facilities by 2020. The campus is delivering the project through an availability payment design-build-finance-operate-maintain contract. The university reached commercial and financial close in August 2016 with Plenary Properties Merced, a consortium led by the Plenary Group (equity investor), Webcor Builders (lead contractor) and Johnson Controls (lead operations & maintenance provider). The campus plans to break ground in October 2016, with the first delivery of facilities are scheduled to open 2018 and substantial completion reached in 2020.
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. 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 state Assembly, and a former state Treasurer.
Daniel Feitelberg has also been an active participant within the community, having served as a member of the board for the Peninsula Jewish Community Center and the Treasurer of the Jewish Community Relations Council of the San Francisco Bay Area. 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.