Meet the Team: Steve Ennesser
Now more than ever, Server Products ensures that innovation is at the forefront of every new product we develop. To help us drive this fundamental pillar, Server is incredibly proud to have added Steve Ennesser in August 2021 as our Director of Engineering and Technology. Steve is responsible for leading his team to improve, develop and innovate solutions that will deliver against operators’ ever-shifting business needs to stay ahead of the evolving consumer demands. This will include navigating development projects related to core product competencies but, more importantly, stretching his team to explore innovation that utilizes Server’s SmartWares™ technology platform.
Get to Know Steve
What do you enjoy most about being an engineer?
I am not just building but creating products that bring success. I do this by making sure that new creations add value, have an active consumer demand, and solve a need of our customers.
Do you have a motto that you live by?
Yes, I do! In fact, I keep a post-it note with it in my office at all times. The motto is abbreviated as LGG, “Let’s Get Going." I use this moto to remind myself not to wait until tomorrow if it can be done today and the importance of putting forth energy in everything I do.
What has been your journey to prepare you for this role?
I completed my undergrad at MSOE with a B.S. in engineering and a minor in math from Marquette University. After graduation, I went to Marquette University for my master's in engineering. I spent the majority of my professional career working in the wireless communication and IoT fields in both engineering and management.
What are some of your favorite pastimes?
I am a proud retired 4-letter park and rec athlete. My highest bowling score was 298 (WITHOUT BUMPERS); I also played kickball, ultimate frisbee and volleyball. However, recently I have settled in and just love enjoying my free time with my kids.
What advice would you give a young professional looking to develop a successful career in engineering?
That is easy! I would definitely say it is essential to network and pay it forward. If somebody asks you to do a favor and you can, by all means, give it your all. Stay connected with your contacts; you never know who can end up being a tremendous asset to you down the line.
Lastly, do you have a fun fact or story that you would like to share?
I do! Funny enough summer of 2019, I was attending a professional development seminar, and one of the activities was to write out your goals and where you saw yourself in three years. I completed the exercise and then kind of forgot about it. Fast-forward three years later to the summer of 2021, I was just hired at Server and was cleaning through some old files and found that old goal sheet. Incredibly, when I looked to see what I had put down those years ago, I saw I had listed that my goal was to become a director of engineering. Sure, enough I managed to accomplish that goal in the exact time frame I had set for myself.