Eric Chan
Eric Chan

Los Angeles Clippers CFO Eric Chan will discuss his journey from college student entrepreneur to C-Suite executive of a multimillion-dollar professional basketball franchise on Thursday, Oct. 12, at the first of this year’s Younes Nazarian Distinguished Speaker Series at California State University, Northridge.

Chen will share three pointers that changed his life during the event, which takes place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the university’s Orchard Conference Center, located near the Lindley Avenue entrance of the campus.

“Eric is well-known in professional circles for his financial expertise, work ethic and commitment to his community,” said Chandra Subramaniam, dean of CSUN’s David Nazarian College of Business and Economics, which hosts the speaker series. “His overall journey is very relatable to our business students who are ambitious, enthusiastic and, for many, are learning the ropes as first-generation college students.”

The Younes Nazarian Distinguished Speaker Series was created with the intention of bringing speakers to campus who can motivate and inspire students and alumni.

“This event is crucial for students preparing themselves for real-world adversity,” Subramaniam said. “Not only will they learn tenacity in the process, but the ability to trust and rely on one’s self.”

While his CFO role primarily focuses on the LA Clippers, Chan also oversees the Kia Forum and the Intuit Dome, the LA Clippers new home in 2024. Prior to joining the LA Clippers in 2018, Chan held senior-level positions at several Fortune 500 companies, including Mattel Inc. and Cisco Systems.

Chan also lends his financial expertise to empower and uplift local communities in the Los Angeles area through his role at the El Segundo Economic Development Corporation. His professional achievements and community leadership recently led to his recognition as one of the most impactful Asians and Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders in culture nationwide
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