Department of Economics

Chris Olesen

  • Graduated: 2012
  • Field: Analyst/Consultant

Chris Olesen(opens in new window), who graduated in 2012, with a BA in Economics and a BS in Business Administration with an option in Finance, is a senior assurance associate at Burr Pilger Mayer(opens in new window), an accounting and consulting firm in San Francisco, California. 

“I held an internship position with Bank of America Merrill Lynch(opens in new window) where I was able to apply much of what I learned in my finance and economics classes to real world applications,” Chris states on his LinkedIn page.  He held the internship with Merill Lynch during the summer before his senior year and during his senior year at Chico State.  Chris also worked in sales for the Wildcat Recreation Center to help support himself and he found time to take an active role in the Finance Club during his last 2 years as an undergraduate. 

After graduation Chris accepted a position as an accounting and pricing specialist with State Street in Sacramento, California.  He left State Street to take on the duties of compliance auditor for Lindquist LLP(opens in new window) in San Ramon, California.  From there he moved to to Burr Pilger Mayer as an assurance associate.  Chris was promoted to senior associate in 2018.  (Last Updated 11/17/18)