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I could have ended up an electrical engineer were it not for the fact that my college, where I was starting goalie for the hockey team, didn’t have an electrical engineering program. So rather than hang up my skates, I switched my major to computer science.
It’s a decision I’ve never regretted. For me, work isn’t just work, but it should also be fun, interesting, rewarding, exciting—a vision I have embraced throughout my career and I share with those who work for me.
Executive Vice President Emile Trombetti is a leader in Booz Allen’s federal U.S. Army business. Prior to this role, Emile led the business development function, which drove new business opportunities across the firm. In addition to that role, Emile was also responsible for the day-to-day IT operations of the Affordable Care Act website.
Previously, he has focused on the firm’s technology capability, helping large and small federal and commercial organizations manage their IT, security, and cyber functions through internal and external sources.
With more than 30 years of experience, Emile has broad industry experience that spans federal government, financial services, manufacturing, telecommunications, energy, and automotive.
Prior to joining Booz Allen, Emile was director of IT infrastructure and operations in North America for General Motors in Detroit, Michigan. He was responsible for all day-to-day operations of information services data centers, distributed computing, network operations, disaster recovery, information security, and help desk functions.
As a vice president at Bell Atlantic, Emile oversaw all of the company’s IT infrastructure and operations for its regulated telecommunications business. Emile also led the IT infrastructure merger team, which was responsible for combining all IT operations services during the Bell Atlantic/NYNEX merger.
As a vice president at Citicorp, Emile led the continuous availability and disaster recovery functions globally. In this role, he managed all redundant IT capabilities that allowed for 24/7 availability of all critical IT applications for the retail banking, private banking, credit card, and student loan functions. He was also responsible for developing, maintaining, and testing all disaster recovery plans.
Emile has also held management positions at CSX Corp., Prudential Securities, and Automatic Data Processing.
He holds a B.S. in computer science from Queens College in New York and an M.S. in information systems management from Pace University in New York.
Why are you passionate about the work you do at Booz Allen? Because we take on some of our clients’ toughest challenges. I joined the firm because Booz Allen has a reputation of being the best and being the best means that you take on the those challenges.
How do you help your clients prepare for the future? For me a lot of this has to do with how we train the future workforce to be able to handle new technological breakthroughs. It’s a lot less about the technology itself but more about how people use technology. My other priority is helping my clients think about how to infuse and operationalize innovations.
Where do you see Booz Allen in the next 100 years? I see a great firm with a great reputation addressing difficult challenges with the most talented people and being able to operationalize new innovations. We may produce more products or build software, but at the end of the day I think we will be the firm that will take on the clients’ toughest challenges and that will always be the case.
What are a couple of highlights of your career? One was becoming a partner at Booz Allen. The second was being hired as the head of General Motors (GM) infrastructure and operations. Spending time at GM, working in the car industry—that was just cool. It’s like being a kid in a candy store. You get to play with cars, you get to see how cars are built, how cars are designed, and go see races, while at the same time improving the information systems that make all those things possible. It was a very challenging, but very fun job.
How are you working to build the next generation of information technology professionals? I give people the opportunity to move around. I think there’s nothing more important as a young professional than getting to work on something for a year or two, and then having the opportunity to have different professional experiences.
What’s the best business advice you’ve gotten in your career? A leader I worked for told me, “Look, you’re in charge of this now. Don’t do anything stupid.” Two other important pieces of advice I received: If you make a mistake, admit it; and never think you’re the smartest person in the room.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? Don’t underestimate the importance of family and spending time with them.
What advice would you give yourself as a young professional? Be patient and be humble. Just because you do something well doesn’t mean you get promoted right away.
What was your first job? Delivering the Long Island Press newspaper in Astoria, Queens, at 11 years old. It was a tough job and I was robbed a couple of times when I was out collecting my payments. And if I didn’t balance up, I’d have to pay out of my own pocket. It was a good first job as a young kid, and helped me learn the importance of hard work and being accountable.
What is one thing you always have with you? Pictures of my family.
What’s an obsolete item you can’t get rid of? My old IBM yellow card. If you were a system programmer or technologist, like I was when I started out, your yellow card was critical to being able to do your job.
What’s the most influential book you’ve read? How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. First published in 1936 and to this day I would recommend it to anyone.
What fascinates you? I’m fascinated by nature and the natural beauties of the world. I’ve been to many different beautiful places, such as the Canadian Rockies. You could spend 10 weeks there and it wouldn’t be enough.
What can we do to be happier? Have more fun together. We have to start evolving work from being work to being part of our life experience. That 8-12 hours a day we spend needs to be an experience that everyone enjoys and is motivated by, and which adds value to our lives.