Laura Cataldo

Laura Cataldo


+1 (608) 240 2488

Laura Cataldo is a director with Baker Tilly’s development advisory practice. She works with real estate and construction firms of all sizes to evaluate business practices and assist with management challenges. Having worked in the real estate and construction industry for almost 25 years, Laura offers a depth of experience working with management teams to improve profitability and succeed in the changing marketplace. She excels at working with dynamic and demanding environments that require relationship building, versatility and challenge.

  • Experienced in leading strategy development and defining initiatives required to meet strategic goals
  • Strong understanding of industry trends and challenges faced by organizations
  • Management consulting for real estate and construction companies, labor organizations, and trade associations with a focus on strategic planning and organizational effectiveness, business development strategy and workforce development
  • Development and delivery of programs intended to increase business management skills for contractors and prepare individuals for leadership roles
  • Championed business development initiatives that increased opportunities, grew market position and strengthened relations with industry partners
  • Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America; Construction Careers Taskforce, member
  • Destination Career Academy of Wisconsin; advisory council
  • Four Lakes Education; board member
  • Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association (WTBA); associate council
  • Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin; chair
  • Badgerland Council of Girl Scouts – troop leader
  • Junior Achievement – professional mentor/volunteer
  • Our Lady Queen of Peace
  • Regent Soccer Club – team manager
  • West Madison Little League – team manager
  • Nurture Key Strategic Relationships to Focus on Growth, CFMA, May/June 2021
  • Employee Retention Strategies During the Pandemic, CFMA, March/April 2021
  • Six areas contractors should focus on for a future recovery, Construction Best Practices, November 2020
  • Finding opportunity during disruption: strategies to boost backlog, Insulation Outlook, October 2020
  • Preparing for the economic recovery: strategies to help contractors succeed in a changed business environment, Insulation Outlook, August 2020
  • Time for a pause: reevaluating recruiting strategies, Insulation Outlook, July 2020
  • Recession readiness – value protection strategies for contractors, Insulation Outlook. March 2020
  • Diversifying your markets: Staying ahead of changing business cycles, Chicago AGC, December 2019
  • Solving construction’s workforce shortage requires change at the top, Bisnow, August 2019
  • The personnel perspectives of succession planning, Construction Accounting and Taxation, March/April 2019
  • Can you retain your workforce?, Chicago AGC, March 2019
  • Managing the risk of profit potential, Chicago AGC, October 2018
  • Where are all the workers?, Chicago AGC, May/June 2018
  • How to Determine Whether a Project is Worth the Risk, Construction Executive, February 2018
  • Changing the Perception of Construction Careers, CFMA Building Profits, January/February 2018
  • Fundamentals of Successful Contracting, IUPAT, May 2017
  • America Annual Convention, AGC, March 2017
  • Construction Business Group Winter Conference, January 2017


Madison, WI


Bachelor of Arts in public administration

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee