Jigisha Desai is Granite’s senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) since July 2018. As CFO, Jigisha oversees the accounting, financial planning and analysis, treasury, investor relations, internal audit, tax and information technology functions at Granite. She also heads our corporate development program, focusing on the company’s strategic plan through mergers and acquisitions. Jigisha is partner to the CEO and is a member of the executive committee, as well as liaison to the Audit Committee of the Board.
After joining Granite in 1993, Jigisha served in various leadership roles including vice president and treasurer, assistant treasurer and treasury manager. She possesses 25 years of experience building and leading finance teams in the construction industry with significant operating scale and complexity. Additionally, Jigisha has been instrumental in establishing Granite’s long-term relationships with a diversified group of lenders, sureties, insurance markets and financial advisors.
Jigisha is a member of the Association of Financial Professional and is a Certified Treasury Professional. She is a current board member of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association.
Jigisha received a B.S. in accounting from the University of Houston and an M.B.A. in corporate finance from Golden Gate University. In 2016 she completed the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.