Chief Financial Officer
Erika Urbani, Chief Financial Officer, oversees all aspects of R.D. Olson’s finances including accounting and reporting, budgeting, risk management, and information systems management. Urbani also is a pertinent member of the company’s strategic business planning team. She promotes best practices to enhance the company’s effectiveness and profitability.
In 1991, after years of employment with the Corporate Finance Group at Chase Manhattan Bank in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Urbani moved to the United States. She immediately landed a position in R.D. Olson Construction’s marketing department. Two years later, Urbani’s aptitude for working with numbers redirected her positioning with the company and she moved into the accounting department where she also became involved with R.D. Olson Development’s finances.
During this time, Urbani expanded her education. She attended California State University, Fullerton and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting. She also earned designations as a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional and Certified Managerial Accountant. These academic achievements were in addition to her Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of Belgrano, Argentina in 1991.
Urbani’s mastery of accounting became convincingly evident as she worked her way up the corporate ladder. In 1997 she was promoted to controller – a position she held until she was named Chief Financial Officer in 2006.
In addition to her employment with Olson, Urbani is entrenched within the building industry. She was National Chairman of the Construction Financial Management Association in 2012-2013, and was the 2006-2007 president of its Orange County chapter. She also conducts overview seminars on construction accounting and financial management for candidates interested in sitting for the certification exam.