The St. Louis native now lives and works in London, where he is Assistant Vice President of Sales for the U.K. and Ireland. But his career exceeded expectations right from the very start. In 1995, Brendan landed a job as a Car Prep at an Enterprise branch in Springfield, Mo. Initially, he viewed the job as a chance to work his way through college. But soon enough, he caught the branch manager’s eye as someone who had a knack for sales and customer satisfaction.
“I think Enterprise’s mentoring approach translates well to students,” says Jason, a Training and Development Manager in Pennsylvania. “At work, we always talk about performance, and getting the help you need to reach your potential. Sometimes all it takes is encouragement, so that’s the philosophy I use when I work with these students.”
For the past several years, Jason’s weekly tutoring sessions have put a personal face on his operating group’s long-standing support for The Nativity School of Harrisburg. This private, faith-based preparatory middle school takes a unique approach to breaking the cycle of poverty by providing both educational and support services for low-income, inner-city boys.
Growing up, I always thought I’d end up with a job that involved golf. While I hoped to golf professionally, I knew I could provide lessons as a backup plan. Even though neither of those ideas came true, working at Enterprise has been an amazing ride. And, I still get in an occasional round of golf on the job.
I first learned about Enterprise while attending a leadership class at Western University of Michigan, where I attended school on a golf scholarship. A female branch manager had come in to talk during one of my classes about customer service and the type of people Enterprise hires.
At that time, renting cars did not seem like what I wanted to do, but that branch manager made a good impression that stuck with me. She made such a strong case that when I returned to Canada after earning degrees in business management and international business, I looked them up.
JAMBO! My name is Conne Ochieng and I am currently a Management Trainee at Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Salt Lake City, Utah. Originally, I am from Nairobi, Kenya, and “Jambo” is “Hello” in Swahili.
I am proud to work for a company that embraces the differences of people, recognizes the value in those differences and is actively engaged in creating a workforce that is reflective of the thousands of communities we operate in every day.
My one word to describe working at Enterprise is Diversity. What is your one word?
– Connie Ochieng