Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area in a military family, Roman Olay studied industrial engineering at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. After completing his undergraduate degree, he went on to earn an MBA at Santa Clara University. Early in his career, Olay worked in high tech for companies like Intel and Applied Tech, but the dot-com bust sent him in a new direction. He relocated to Los Angeles and moved into finance and financial planning, doing everything from taxes and loans to investments and insurance. The 2008 financial meltdown had Olay searching for a more stable industry in which to use his talents. He looked to healthcare, and was recruited by The Canyon in 2008, where he’s become an integral part of the staff as Director of Operations. He connected instantly with the leadership and enjoys being part of a smaller team where he can have a larger impact.
Today, Olay makes his home in Redondo Beach with his wife and two children. Always drawn to active pursuits, he played rugby in high school and college and was involved in competitive shooting, competing in the Junior Olympics as a teen and ROTC in college. Inheriting her father’s drive, Olay’s daughter plays championship-level water polo, with Olay serving as coach.