Bolanle Williams-OlleyChief Financial Officer
Bolanle Williams-Olley sets a new standard of expectations for financial professionals. As Chief Financial Officer for Mancini, Bolanle brings a unique vision to the firm’s leadership team and ensures that Accounting isn’t an overlooked department, but a critical, strategic part of the team. Bolanle is passionate about empowering women and strives to serve her home country of Nigeria, heading up multiple organizations that provide invaluable volunteer services to the communities of the African nation.
Do you have any hidden talents?
Why sure, I have many hidden talents—I crochet and knit, I’m excellent at doing laddergrams, I write exceptionally well backwards, and I love throwing themed parties.
What’s the biggest highlight of your career?
Coming to work at Mancini Duffy and given a position that traditionally I might not have been allowed to hold anywhere else. I am extremely grateful for it!
What would Spotify say is your most-played track?
“Ma Lo” by Tiwa Savage.
What’s the best thing about working at Mancini Duffy?
We are a great group of people who are about their business: extremely talented and super-passionate about our work, but we also know how to have a wonderful time. I also love that family is valued and treated as a high priority here.
Best advice you’ve ever received?
I actually have two: “Feel the fear. Do it anyway” and “Practice the pause. When in doubt, pause. When angry, pause. When tired, pause. When stressed, pause. And when you pause, pray.”
What’s one accomplishment you’re most proud of?
When I was in college I worked as a math tutor, and I got assigned to tutor a blind student. I had to describe with words and use items to explain concepts and help with her homework. She passed her course with flying colors.