Name: Tracey Enfantino

Company: Environmental Systems, Inc

Profession: General Manager

How long has your business been a part of The SVO?

Seven years

Why is it important to your business to be a part of The SVO?

Involvement in issues with like-minded companies we do business with (critical mass)

Advocacy for important issues, such as jobs, economic advancement, and workforce education

Networking with businesses and involved members of the community to share ideas and solutions

 What was your first job like?

My first job, was at the company I am still with, a mechanical contractor. I started in service dispatching and field technician coordination for our company. It was very intimidating working with all men at first. After about a year of learning more about the field labor and technical side of our business, and taking my knocks; I and our field techs started to develop a more mutually respectful relationship. I had an understanding of their processes of manpower, and materials; and they came to appreciate the time and need for documentation and information required on the office side to maintain strong customer service.

Describe your current job.

My current job as general manager of our company involves managing the service side of our mechanical firm. This ranges from on-going client relations, to new clients and potential opportunities. With a range of mechanical services, from HVAC to building automation and energy management that’s a broad spectrum from minimizing down-time on a routine mechanical project, to presenting opportunities for automation and energy analytics.

What has been a “career high point” for you thus far?

Convincing a long-time client in the private education sector, to implement energy analytics campus-wide for a year of beta-testing; and asking them to trust in our solution to address some of their long-term initiatives.  As a school that has tasked itself with being a cutting edge leader in environmental impact, and sustainability, and incorporating that into recruitment of students, as well as their science curriculum, quantifiable results were everything. I assured them that after a year, they would have the outcomes they were seeking. They achieved the desired outcomes. That evolution from traditional contractor to someone helping a school and the students, achieve their social responsibility goals, and making a sustainable impact on the environment was so different from where I had developed over the last few decades.

 What words of advice can you share for other professional women working in the Silicon Valley?

There are situations in your career that may seem to call upon skills that are outside of your comfort zone. Remember that none of these situations is a waste. Each one of them expands your opportunities.

On August 26, 2017, Women‚Äôs Equality Day is celebrated across the nation. To celebrate, The SVO is highlighting some of the women who choose to make their mark in Silicon Valley business - SVO members & SVO staff - through the SVO Women series.

 

Every week, we will have new SVO Women profiles on members and staff. Follow along on social media: #SVOWomen

READ THE SERIES

More Posts

You Might Also Like

Press Releases
Conversation on Healthcare with Supervisor Susan Ellenberg
Press release for the SVO's Conversation on Healthcare event featuring Supervisor Susan Ellenberg and Kaiser Permanente’s Senior Vice President and Area Manager, Irene Chavez.
Dec 13, 2019
The Silicon Valley Organization
Press Releases
Broad Coalition Advocates for Reforms to Create more Market Rate and Affordable Homes
Press release for the SVO highlighting broad coalition advocates and their reform work to create more market rate and affordable homes.
Oct 29, 2019
The Silicon Valley Organization
Press Releases
SVO PAC Endorses James (Jim) Zito for San Jose City Council District 8
Press Release for the SVO PAC's endorsement of James (Jim) Zito for San Jose City Council District 8.
Oct 24, 2019
The Silicon Valley Organization
Press Releases
The SVO Supports Google’s Planning Application
Press Release for the SVO outlining their support for Google's planning application.
Oct 19, 2019
The Silicon Valley Organization
In The Media
In the News: San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo on Nashville
Mayor Sam Liccardo on his experience in Nashville on the #svostudymission.
Sep 11, 2019
The Silicon Valley Organization
Press Releases
SVO Delegation of Silicon Valley Leaders Hosts Mayor’s Panel
Press release for the SVO's Delegation of Silicon Leaders Mayor's Panel featuring San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and Nashville Mayor David Briley.
Aug 30, 2019
The Silicon Valley Organization
Explore ALl Posts
Follow Us

We’re on Instagram