About Us

With over 45 years of combined experience the financial experts at FARO Associates LLC have served as fiduciaries, alongside their clients, and have provided their clients with creative financial solutions.  We have become a trusted operation consulting team for businesses, nonprofits, and government entities in many industries including education, construction, and healthcare.

FARO Associates LLC experts have worked for the nation’s largest financial institutions, top insurance brokers, and as investment fiduciaries, and we work with our clients to bring them best in class business insurance and employee benefits, payroll, and human capital management solutions with a strong focus on technological capabilities.

Our clients have access to an integrated program that combines their business insurance and employee benefits, and payroll information into a single platform, avoiding problems associated with transferring data. To further assist employers in simplifying procedures and consolidating files we use a software company focused on a single source, web based Human Resources Information System solution.

Our vision, experience and integrity, along with our objective status have allowed us to deliver a comprehensive solution for Business Insurance & Employee Benefits, Payroll Solutions, and Human Resource Technology.

Our Approach

Our Story

Faro Associate Partners
Olga Camargo and Juan Avila

Meet the Team

Olga Camargo is Senior Vice President of Investment Advisory at Mesirow Financial in Chicago.

Olga Camargo

CEO & Founder

Olga has 20 years of financial services experience and has been instrumental in helping organization leaders with their operations in industries that include: healthcare, education, construction, government. Olga has served as an investment fiduciary and led retirement plan advisory practices; and, together with third party administrators has been able to advise on innovative payroll services, human resources, and insurance solutions to numerous organizations, which has led to simplifying processes, reduction in paperwork, and increased efficiencies.

Olga has assisted committed employers to properly service and prepare today's culturally diverse workforce, in addition
to helping employers protect their organization’s assets.

Olga is nationally recognized for her innovative work as a financial advisor. Olga was recently selected to Diversity MBA’s eleventh annual list of Top 100 under 50 Diverse Executive Leaders for 2017, and was named among the 2017 50 Most Influential Latino Leaders in Chicago by Negocios Now Business Newspaper.

Olga is frequently called upon by the fastest growing businesses and policymakers to provide her unique perspective.


Juan Carlos Avila

President & Founder

Juan Carlos has 27 years of financial services experience providing financial advice and solutions to businesses and nonprofits.

Juan Carlos serves as Board Emeritus for the¬†Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE), Negocios Now 2017 ‚ÄúWho‚Äôs Who in Hispanic Chicago‚ÄĚ, Trustee for the Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation (ILCHF) and a trustee for National¬†Louis University. He formerly served as Trustee for the Policeman's Annuity & Benefit Fund of Chicago. He received his bachelor of science degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and his masters in business administration degree from Northwestern University Kellogg¬†School of Management.

Juan Carlos was recently selected to Diversity MBA’s eleventh annual list of Top 100 under 50 Diverse Executive Leaders for 2017, and was named among the 2017 50 Most Influential Latino Leaders in Chicago by Negocios Now Business Newspaper. He is a 2014 Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow. He received the 2016 Servant Leadership Award from the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE).

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