Brad Olson is President and CEO of Olson Research Associates, Inc., a firm that has been in the bank financial modeling & education business for over 50 years. Since joining the firm in 1989 Brad has guided the firm from its focus on custom A/L modeling software to its web-based product A/L BENCHMARKS. During his time with the firm Brad has helped design four generations of Olson’s financial modeling tools including their highly interactive simulation BANKdynamics.
Brad received his BS in Computer Science from East Carolina University, and his MBA from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. On a day-to-day basis, he works directly with community bank ALCO’s, executives, and directors, helping them measure and monitor interest rate risk (IRR). He has developed in-person and online workshops used for large-bank training and examiner education programs. He is an instructor for several banking schools including ABA Stonier, Texas Tech School of Banking, SWGSB Bank Operations Institute, and GSB at Colorado. He has also been a regular presenter at several industry association conferences.