Kyle, an Area Manager with the Southwest Florida group, already had his heyday as a Division I college athlete. So what led him to attend a parent/teacher conference at Fort Myers High School? The opportunity to advocate for his Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) little brother, Nate.
Chris, a Talent Acquisition Specialist in Tulsa, Oklahoma, gained important insights from his mentor, Mike. Mike, Shared Services Director in Tulsa, mentored Chris for almost a year starting in 2016.
“Mike manages three departments, so working with him gave me the opportunity to speak to someone who sees solutions at a higher level,” Chris says. “Gaining his perspective helped me understand how an upper-level manager addresses issues and finds opportunities.”
Hindsight is 20/20. But one of the benefits of Enterprise’s promote-from-within culture is knowing company leaders all started from the same place as branch employees early in their careers. They’ve seen the same things, dealt with the same issues and faced the same fears.
So who better to impart some words of wisdom than people who have been in those shoes?
We asked two General Managers with more than 60 years of combined experience to share advice they wish they could tell themselves earlier in their careers.
Hindsight is 20/20. But one of the benefits of Enterprise’s promote-from-within culture is knowing company leaders all started from the same place as branch employees just beginning their careers. They’ve seen the same things, dealt with the same issues and faced the same fears.
In this ongoing series of “Five Questions” blogs, we ask five questions of various members of the Enterprise leadership team to get their perspective on the business. In this edition, we sat down with Craig K., Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President.
As calendar years go, this past one turned out to be aptly named: ’16 – the year of 16,000 promotions (16,233 to be exact). The total number of internal promotions for the year grew an impressive 8.2 percent over 2015.
“Enterprise was founded on a promote-from-within philosophy when my grandfather Jack Taylor started this business nearly 60 years ago,” says EVP and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Chrissy Taylor. “What’s amazing is to see all the new opportunities that continue to blossom as we grow as a global organization. We’re building the next generation of business leaders, and I’m excited about what’s ahead.”
You became Senior Vice President of Fleet Management earlier this year. What are your biggest opportunities?
In our ongoing series of “Five Question” blogs, we recently sat down with Will W., Corporate Vice President of North Central Operations, to chat about his career journey at Enterprise, discuss his new role and gather his thoughts about leadership.
You recently became CVP of North Central Operations, what excites you about this opportunity and what are you looking forward to in your new role?
I’m excited to be on such a great team – I think there’s a lot of opportunity ahead. I’m ready to tackle different challenges and hurdles that are unique this new position.
Two are helping implement the inaugural Management Training (MT) program in Spain, while one just became a part of it.
The most tenured of the trio is the fitness guru — Gerardo J., Branch Manager of the Chamartín train station in Madrid, Spain. He joined Enterprise’s International MT Program in 2013 and learned the ropes of the business in London knowing that he would return to Spain. Gerardo excelled and now is the first Branch Manager in the country who began his training outside of Spain.