Twenty-six years after joining Enterprise as a Management Trainee in Southern California and a successful run with Enterprise Fleet Management, Mike P. was promoted to Corporate Vice President of Truck Rental. We found out what has him most excited about this new opportunity, what advice he would give new managers and – just as importantly – what acclaimed TV drama ‘appeared’ in.
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 Mike H., Vice President of Sales in North America.
What excites you about your role and the different areas of the business you oversee?
The people and accounts I interact with continue to excite me every day.
That’s where Enterprise Vice President Kelli B. found herself in early February—in the Roosevelt Room, attending a White House Roundtable on “Technology Jobs in Rural America.” Her hosts for the session: US Secretary of Labor Tom Perez and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.
Dave S. was recently named Vice President and General Manager (GM) of San Antonio, Texas. We sat down with him to learn more about his career path with Enterprise and his priorities for his new team.
How did you end up at Enterprise?
After college, I worked for a sales company in Denver. I had a close friend who landed a job at Enterprise as a Management Trainee (MT), moved up quickly, and was always raving about the company. I applied for an MT position in Colorado. It was one of the best decisions I ever made.
In our ongoing series of “Five Question” blogs, we recently sat down with Pete D., Corporate Vice President of European Business Development, to chat about his career journey at Enterprise, discuss his new role and gather his general thoughts about leadership.
1. Tell us about your career journey at Enterprise:
For me, it all started in January 1996. I began my career with Enterprise as a Management Trainee right out of college in Newtown, Massachusetts, and it’s been an exciting ride ever since. I became Branch Manager within my first year and continued to take on expanding roles including Area Manager, Group Marketing Manager in Car Sales and Director of Business Rental – all in an effort to grow and develop as a leader. I left my hometown in Boston and moved to Arizona as Group Vice President in 2010. From there, I ventured overseas to Germany as Corporate Vice President to develop a strategy for growth to support both international and domestic rental demands.
I think there are many things that can be attributed to our growth that have kept us ahead of the competition. We have worked hard to make our brands stronger than ever through continued investments in locations, technology and marketing.
In addition, we continue to invest in our most important asset – our people – which helps us provide incredible service to our customers. Because of this level of customer service, our brands have taken the top three spots in the J.D. Power study three years in a row. And as we all know, customer service drives growth.