Gitte Patel was born and raised in Copenhagen, receiving her higher education in Denmark and United Kingdom. In 1989, Gitte decided to immigrate to the United States and became a US Citizen in February 2010. Upon arriving in the US, Gitte began her professional career as an entrepreneur, helping to manage a diverse portfolio of family businesses located within the hospitality and restaurant industry. After almost 20 years of self-employment, she was ready for a career change and decided to join Fortune 500 Company, Johnson Controls Inc. She initially served as a Service Operations Agent and Safety Coordinator and then transitioned to a Customer Operations Associate. Gitte’s primary job responsibilities, amongst other things, included reconciling accounts payable & receivables, assisting in backlog review processes, assisting with contract transactions.
After 8 years at Johnson Controls Inc, Gitte sought a new challenge and in 2015 she decided to leave corporate America for a career in the private sector, becoming an Office Manager for Synergy Electrical Systems. Her primary responsibilities while at Synergy Electrical Systems included, but were not limited to, regulatory compliance, risk management, forecasting, payroll and preparing financial statements.
Gitte joined USA Mechanical & Energy Services in December 2019 as a Service Project Administrator for the Service Department. Gitte’s daily duties include (1) preparing documents relating to billing, collections, subcontracts, purchase orders, and notarization, (2) overseeing preventive maintenance accounts and (3) preparing for monthly financial backlog and forecast meetings for both the service and construction department.
In Gitte’s spare time she enjoys staying active by teaching Zumba ® fitness and toning. She also enjoys giving back to the community by helping coordinate fitness fundraising events, with the proceeds being used for cancer, heart, and Alzheimer’s research.