As Vice President and General Manager of the St. Louis operating group for the last five years, Tom C. takes great pride in carrying on Enterprise’s legacy in the city where the company began more than 60 years ago.
“It is absolutely an honor to have the unique responsibility of overseeing the group where Jack Taylor started it all,” says Tom. “We are all very proud to not only represent our Group, but the Taylor family as well.”
Tom has come a long way from when he began his career 25 years ago in New York. He worked his way up the rental ranks, managing branches in Great Neck and Lynbrook. Prior to moving to St. Louis in 2014, Tom led Puerto Rico for two-and-a-half years.
Here’s the advice Tom would give his younger self:
On building a career
Be comfortable being uncomfortable: seek out people who can influence your career and stretch you as a professional
Get a mentor you wish to emulate both personally and professionally
Have your career packet updated and ready to go
Cast your net wide when it comes to opportunities to advance your career
Drive performance every day
On being a leader
Being a good leader starts with having clear expectations and a performance vision
Surround yourself with a successful team, which comes from your ability to select great talent
Motivate your team to push their performance forward and, when achieved, continue to raise the bar
Always take care of your employees and celebrate the wins
Stay true to your plans. Sometimes results aren’t immediate, but follow the path you’ve established