Mark Olivas

President at Allied Universal

Under Mark Olivas’ leadership, Allied Universal® Janitorial Services has cleaned over 75 million square feet of space in California and Arizona since 2008. As one of only four original staff members, Olivas helped build the janitorial business, formerly named Universal Building Maintenance, from start up to a profitable division with over $73 million in annual revenue.

Olivas began his career in the janitorial industry after serving in the U.S. Army for more than eight years as a non-commissioned officer. When he returned home after Operation Desert Storm in 1991, he worked as an area supervisor for Commercial Building Maintenance, based in the City of Commerce, Calif., and then ISS, where he became one of the youngest Operations Managers in Los Angeles. He also was one of the youngest Branch Managers to work for ISS after the acquisition of Commercial Building Maintenance.

Olivas educated himself in all facets of the janitorial business and soon was promoted to West Coast Managing Director for the second largest janitorial company in the U.S. He is well regarded within the industry because of his experience within the high–rise market, office park complex, business improvement district and industrial office environments.

He is an active member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and International Real Estate Managers. He also has served on the Associate Leadership Council for BOMA in Los Angeles.



  • President

    January, 2008 - present

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