Oliver Meza has two main passions in his life – business and family. Oliver grew up in Spain, and finished his undergraduate and law degrees there. Then, he came to the US to work as a business analyst. He earned a Master in International Economics and has been working as a business analyst for the last 15 years. Oliver and his wife have five children, aged two to 21 years old. The family likes to ski, play tennis, and take weekend trips together. Oliver has created both a reputable career and a beautiful family and should be proud of all he has accomplished.
Oliver Meza, thank you for everything you do. Your hard work and dedication to your company and your family is distinguished, and they are so lucky to have you.
How did you get started in maintenance?
The last five years of my career as a business analyst were spent in the roofing industry in different areas like operations and business development. I was semi-retired and my friend asked him to give him a hand with his roofing company just to increase profitability. The next thing I know, I’m stuck in the roofing industry. That could sound like a bad thing, but it’s really, really enjoyable.
As the Director of Business Development for IFC Roofing’s Commercial Division, my day-to-day now involves maintaining accounts that the company has and coordinating commercial crews (already performing repairs or re-roofing). I absolutely love it because I get to work with people and build relationships. My position is very eclectic. It’s hands-on with operations and very involved with both the people in the company and with the clients. I love the sales part of my job, the business development, and networking. Above all, the company just really, truly helps businesses. The way we do it is by focusing on their assets and finding solutions for the problems that the assets have or might have in the future in financially appropriate way.
What is one of your proudest achievements?
My proudest achievement is my kids. They range from two to 21 years old, so I have two in law school and one in medical school. They really just keep me young. We’re a united family and love spending time together. We take lots of weekend trips.
For work, my proudest achievement with IFC Roofing is the altruistic mindset that the company has. Every Saturday, we have activities for the families and people in the community. We do cookouts, games, food trucks, and bouncy houses – and 20% of everything goes to charities. We joke that IFC stands for Individuals, Family, and Community because even though we are a for-profit company, doing right by our families and our community is the priority.
What is one thing you wish people knew about your job?
I wish people knew the amount of work that goes on behind the scenes. Especially in the construction industry, there’s an incredible amount of preparation. People don’t often see that, so they take it for granted. Really, though, it all requires a very well oiled motor to make projects happen and companies run smoothly.