Oscar Zavaleta, founder of the Montez Group, has over two decades of experience in Civil Construction and Engineering. His background includes materials testing and inspection, management of large heavy civil projects, and commercial buildings construction. Mr. Zavaleta is also extremely involved in the local Bay Area business community as a board member of the Northern California Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), the Oakland Latino Chamber of Commerce (OLCC), and member of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO).
Michael Rausch, Vice President of the Montez Group, is a licensed Professional Civil Engineer in California, Washington and Texas with a Masters Degree in Civil engineer and 20 years of experience in construction quality. His experience includes Heavy civil projects that span Rail, Highway, and Aviation sectors. He is currently the Vice President of Quality Management at the Montez Group, and acting as the Quality Manager for the BART Transbay Tube Seismic Retrofit Project. Over the course of his career Michael has work with numerous agencies including BART, LA Metro, RCTC, Caltrans, SFO, WSDOT, VTA, and UDOT.
Oscar Perez-Forero, Business Development Coordinator at the Montez Group, is a proven community and business development professional with experience in developing strategic partnerships along multiple different sectors and markets. After graduating from Florida State University with a degree in Political Science, he represented large and small business alike at two major businesses advocacy groups in Oakland; The Jobs and Housing Coalition and The Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. At the Montez Group he serves as a link to state, county, and city agencies as well as other potential prime and sub-contractors for opportunities to collaborate and work together.
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