Brian West is the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Finance for The Boeing Company. Appointed to this role in August 2021, West leads all aspects of Boeing's financial strategy, performance, reporting and long-range business planning, as well as investor relations, treasury, controller and audit operations. Brian oversees the company’s global financing arm, Boeing Capital Corporation, and is a member of Boeing’s Executive Council.
West has a deep understanding of the investment community and a proven track record of growth and operational excellence. Prior to joining Boeing, West served as chief financial officer of Refinitiv since 2018, where he was responsible for financial strategy and capital structure, resource investment and optimization, and ensuring transparency with shareholders and investors. In addition to his work with finance, he also led commercial strategy and policy, sourcing and real estate management, and oversaw ongoing process improvements across the business.
Before Refinitiv, West was chief financial officer and executive vice president of Operations at Oscar Health and prior to that was chief financial officer and then chief operating officer of Nielsen. Previously, West spent 16 years at General Electric, where he served as chief financial officer of GE Aviation and chief financial officer of GE Engine Services. His additional finance leadership positions in GE businesses encompassed plastics, transportation and energy.
West received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Siena College and an MBA from the Columbia Business School.
West is a founding board member of LiveGirl, a Connecticut-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to prepare the next generation of diverse female leaders with the skills, community and connections to thrive in the world.