Olga is CEO and Founder of FARO Associates LLC*, an independent woman-owned business and Minority Business Enterprise or MBE, a specialist in operations consulting, risk management and advisory services headquartered in Chicago. With a combined 45 years of experience, the experts at FARO Associates have excelled at delivering high-quality tailored financial services, insurance brokerage services, and served as trusted operations consultants to businesses, nonprofits, and government across industries that include education, construction, and healthcare.
In 2006, Olga authored a graduate thesis, which focuses on the imperative need for financial institutions to provide genuine culturally-relevant financial services to better engage today’s culturally diverse society. Olga’s financial practice is built on her proprietary research. She has received numerous national recognitions for her innovative work in the industry.
Olga was selected by Hispanic Lifestyle for its “2018 Latinas of Influence National Award”. In 2017, Diversity MBA Magazine honored Olga with its National Top 100 Under 50 Executive Leaders Award. She is part of New America Alliance's American Latina Leadership Caucus, comprised of the 100 most influential Latinas across sectors in the U.S. In 2013, she was inducted into the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Business Administration Alumni Leadership Academy for her outstanding contribution in her industry and raising the standing and stature of the college. The Chicago Council on Global Affairs selected Olga for its 2010 Emerging Leaders Program, a highly competitive cohort of Chicago’s up-and coming professionals, leaders who continue to raise the bar for Chicago as a leading global city.
Olga has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and holds the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) professional designation from Fiduciary 360 and holds an Illinois insurance producer license. Olga earned both Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Olga is a Commissioner on the Board of the Public Building Commission of Chicago, chaired by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. She is the National Board Chair for the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement—52,000 members across the U.S. Olga serves on the IL State Treasurer's Hispanic Advisory Council and on the Metropolitan Planning Council Board of Governors.
* FARO Associates LLC is certified with the State of Illinois Department of Central Management Services’ (CMS) Business Enterprise Program (BEP) as a Minority Owned Business (MBE); Nationally Certified MBE by the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council; Registered with the U.S. government’s System for Award Management (SAM) as an MBE and Women Owned Small Business.