Giselle Padilla is the newest member of the team at The Elevated Cab. With more than two decades of experience in the elevator industry, Giselle brings extensive knowledge of everything from specialized architectural products for elevator interiors to innovative passenger safety solutions. As regional business development manager, Giselle will develop long-term relationships with new and existing clients and help the company continue to grow.
“Giselle is a perfect reflection of our company’s core values, and we’re thrilled to have her on board,” said Thomas Holland, CEO of Corporate Floors, the parent company of The Elevated Cab. “She adds a deep pool of knowledge to the decades of experience our team already has in this industry.”
We recently sat down with Giselle to welcome her to The Elevated Cab and learn more about her, both personally and professionally.
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I was born in Puerto Rico and lived there for 27 years before moving to Houston, where I have lived for the last 13 years. I’m married with two beautiful daughters, 8 and 12. I consider myself an outgoing, friendly person who builds relationships easily and a hard worker. I like to work out (I enjoy CrossFit in particular), and I love to spend time with my family and friends.
2. Why did you decide to join the team at The Elevated Cab?
It was an easy decision! The team was very welcoming, friendly and professional. As an experienced professional, it was very important for me to partner with knowledgeable coworkers who bring value to the group. Also, I found every individual I met during the interview process to be interesting and easy to talk to, and I immediately perceived there was positive company culture.
3. How has your past experience prepared you for your new role?
I have spent the last 20+ years in the elevator industry. For the last four years, I have worked for an elevator supplier, which allowed me to understand the other side of the business. This experience has equipped me with a great network and expanded my knowledge of the industry.
4. What's the most interesting article or book you've read lately?
I read a lot of online articles about business, markets and global changes. A couple of books that I enjoyed reading are Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t by Jim Collins and Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis. I love reading inspiring, motivational and nonfiction books.
5. What's on your bucket list?
I have so many, but the top five things I would like to do are:
- Purchase a property by the lake in Austin
- Travel to Australia and Singapore
- Celebrate my daughter’s 15th birthday in Paris
- Be part of a nonprofit organization for kids with disabilities
- Stay healthy and enjoy every moment!