Despite Mateo’s business savvy, you won’t find him cooped up in the office all day. Mateo’s active and hands-on approach to management is built by his experience strengthening companies from the ground up. At Oak Keeper designs, Mateo enjoys creating outdoor living spaces where people can truly enjoy themselves by spending time in nature with friends and family. Mateo loves mastering new skills and spends his free time painting, spearfishing, and teaching others to scuba dive.
At Oak Keeper Designs, Mateo is charged with general operations management, negotiating vendor pricing, and maintaining operational efficiency outside of helping in the design process. In his most recent position before this, he was the general manager of a five-star dive center in Jupiter, Florida where he oversaw all aspects of the business, which included a storefront, training facilities, and dive boat charters. Mateo is also currently an MBA candidate at Florida Atlantic University, with a concentration in operations management.