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Drew Olson


Executive Summary

Drew is a Principal in the firm’s Forensic Insurance and Recovery practice with more than 15 years of experience assisting clients with forensic accounting and advisory services.  His knowledge is related to fraud investigations and quantifying insurance claims, including complex property and business interruption for insured businesses, as well as product recall, cyber and fidelity bond claims. Skilled at evaluating interdependency losses pursuant to direct physical damage and contingent business interruption, Drew has assisted Fortune 100 companies, manufacturers and retail businesses in preparing and substantiating complex insurance claims and analyzing losses from insured catastrophic events.

In the hospitality industry, Drew has prepared hundreds of hotel business interruption and property claims related to insured perils. He has served clients in a range of other industries, including retail, chemical and global manufacturing, food service, technology, mortgage and financial services, aviation and telecommunications. Also, he has served as a neutral Umpire in appraisal proceedings related to business interruption disputes and as an expert in mediation proceedings. 

Drew has been quoted and published on insurance claims and business interruption topics in several national and industry publications, including CNBC, Treasury & Risk, and the E-Commerce Times. Prior to joining BDO, Drew was a Manager at a Big Four Firm in the Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services practice, where he provided insurance claims, forensic accounting and investigative services. 

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners 
  • Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS), Dallas Chapter
  • Texas State Society of Certified Public Accountants

  • Masters of Professional Accountancy, Illinois State University
  • B.S., Accounting, Illinois State University