Name: Tracey Enfantino
Company: Environmental Systems, Inc
Profession: General Manager
How long has your business been a part of The SVO?
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’s 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
- SVO Women: Joan Escover, JP Graphics
- SVO Women: Cat Uong, Sr. Public Policy & Workforce Development Manager - SJUSD
- SVO Women: Susan Ellenberg, Sr. Director of Community Development
- SVO Women: Janikke Klem, Tech CU
- SVO Women: Kelly Peaton, Director of Education and Workforce
- SVO Women: Mariana Faerron-Gutierrez, Tico Coffee Roasters
- SVO Women: Mayra Flores De Marcotte, VP of Communications
- SVO Women: Geri Wong, Newmark Cornish & Carey
- SVO Women: Lina Guzman, Executive Assistant & HR Administrator