Granite Construction has appointed Kenneth Olson as vice president, treasurer, assistant financial officer and assistant secretary. He will report to senior vice president and chief financial officer Jigisha Desai.
James Roberts, Granite’s president and CEO, says: “Ken was instrumental in our recent acquisitions, executing lender consents and waivers as well as the Company’s largest financing to-date. His background and expertise make him a valuable member of our team as we continue to execute on Granite’s strategic growth initiatives.”
Olson was previously assistant treasurer where he led treasury operations including management of cash/debt and all leasing and derivatives. He also monitored long-term debt, equity, cash and asset management, cash forecasting and investment strategy management.
Prior to that, Olson was head of equity linked capital markets at Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong, where he helped companies in raising money through debt and equity related insurances.