The Facilities Manager Who’s Been Google, Facebook And Now Flipboard’s Secret Weapon

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During rapid growth periods at both Google and Facebook, facilities manager, Scott Oligher, had long to-do lists to make sure everything within their campus fell into place as seamlessly as possible. As the head of facilities at  Flipboard, Oligher’s responsibilities involve the lights being switched on in the morning, to the air conditioning and heating working correctly, to the set up of special meetings and events.

Oligher said one of the most important parts of his role as Flipboard’s Director of Facilities is about “customer service- making sure the employees are happy”. He also emphasized the importance of selecting quality vendors, since Oligher admitted to not being an ‘expert’ in mechanical systems or event planning.

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