Meeting Meero with Raul Guillermo
Three years ago Meero was a small startup with big aspirations to empower creatives around the world. Now, Meero has been described as the largest photography company in the world. We try and better the lives of photographers in more than 100 countries by providing them with guidance, educational material, a platform to communicate with each other and connecting them with top global brands. We are giving creatives the necessary tools and providing them with time-saving technology to ease their lives and let them focus more on what they love. You might wonder who is behind all this? Well, here’s your chance to meet the team and get to know the people that are committed to improving the world of photographers. Meet Raul:
What’s your role at Meero and how long have you been here?
It’s been two years since I started working at Meero. Right now, I am in the supply department (later re-named acquisition). My role is to directly get into contact with photographers and check the quality of the photos. If photographers want to collaborate with us, they need to pass the quality test, and I am in charge of the team that checks the quality of these images. If the photos don’t meet Meero’s quality standards, I let them know why their images weren’t selected and give them technical feedback. I would also give them suggestions on home staging, lighting and talk about the quality of their photos.
What did you do before joining Meero?
My background is a bit diverse. I did my Master’s in International Business Management in Paris and also studied International Business Management in Lima. I studied photography for a year and worked as a freelance photographer. After I decided to join Meero because I liked the idea of merging all my degrees.
I heard that you’re changing positions at Meero. What will be your new role?
I will be the middle man between the clients and photographers, creating a clear language for photographers, explaining the needs of our clients to them. I will also be doing trials in the studio and make sure that photographers have the right equipment.
Why did you decide to change positions?
I think that everyone needs to evolve at work and learn new things. I wanted to see another part of the company and try a different area to which I can contribute.
What do you like about Meero?
I love the environment; everyone is special and can always contribute. It’s also very international and fast-paced. I completed a few internships in big French companies and definitely noticed a different dynamic. I also love all the parties Meero organizes!
Explain what you do in three words
How do you commute to work?
By bike when it’s not winter.
What do you have with you at work?
A cup of coffee and my point and shoot camera.
The best idea you ever had?
Buy a film camera, it changes the game.
If you want to check out more of Raul’s work, click here!