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Employee Spotlight: Meet Oliver Vargas Sanchez, Copywriter

Get a look into the team and culture behind Briq. Meet Oliver Vargas Sanchez.

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Hailey: Tell me about the contribution you make at Briq as a Copywriter! 

Oliver: As a copywriter, I help create the messaging around the Briq product. I work on our campaigns, emails, articles, socials and basically anything with words on it to help communicate all things Briq. It’s great, because I get to work with all sides of the business and help people put their incredible work, as well as expertise, into writing.

Hailey: What has your experience been with our company culture?

Oliver: It’s the best. Due to my role as a copywriter, I get to speak with people from all teams and see the culture across departments. No matter who I speak with, there’s always an energy of positivity, openness and a willingness to learn and educate each other. Even if it’s my first conversation with somebody, we’re already treating each other as teammates working towards a common goal. There’s never any office politics or tension, it’s one big, open Briq team!

Hailey: We launched an employee contest to create a #briqsterlife mascot that embodies our culture values…and you won! What was the inspiration behind Bloq? 

Oliver: It comes from Briq itself. Briq is a product focused on bringing cutting edge tech to construction finance. But technology can seem confusing and even scary at times. Part of my job in marketing Briq is to demystify that fear and show that we’re really just here to help people and make life easier. Bloq exemplifies Briq in that way. He’s not a confusing or scary robot. He’s a caring ally who is eager to help, improve himself, and create a better way of working for everyone. That’s what Briq is as a company, as a product, and as a team. It’s how I feel every employee at this company behaves.

Hailey: What makes Briq a unique place to work? 

Oliver: If I tried to list it all here, I’d run out of writing space. The biggest things are our company culture, and our approach to remote work. Despite being a remote work company, everyone does their best to stay connected. We keep our cameras on, we make small talk about our life between meeting topics, and get to know each other as a team. When it comes to work, everyone’s always eager to try something new and go for the daring approach. We’re carving out a new product category, so we’re always pushing each other to try out new things. If it doesn’t work out, we just try again. There’s no blame or shame, just a shared goal we’re all pushing towards in different ways. It’s a truly special place to work. We also make sure to meet in person whenever another team member is travelling nearby, which is an awesome experience!

Hailey: Work-life balance is very important to us here. What do you like to do outside of your time at work to recharge? 

Oliver: I live in New York City, so I spend a lot of time walking around and finding new places to eat with my fiancé. Truth be told though, I’m a bit of a homebody. I spend a lot of time reading to decompress. I love to read just about any genre, whether it’s an interesting fact piece like Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Harari or a good story like The Gunslinger by Stephen King. If I can sit at home or at a park with a good book and a warm beverage, I’m pretty happy. My reading habit is something of an inside joke within the marketing team. During our weekly meetings, the marketing team asks me give a random fun fact alongside my work updates. There’s always something new to tell from whatever I’ve been reading in my downtime.

Hailey: You’ve been at Briq for 5 months now and have already made a massive impact. What are you looking forward to in the next 5 months? 

Oliver: I’m glad people have been enjoying my contributions. It means a lot, especially given the support from the marketing department. In the next five months,  I’m looking to end the year with a strong foundation of well-rounded messaging that we can use to catapult into some truly special stuff at the start of the year. Our product and team is unlike any other, I want the content I create to be able to communicate that. Of course, that means the content we create also has to stand out and push the boundaries to be unlike anything else. It’s a challenge I’m excited to tackle and learn from.

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