Our EAG Services Employee Spotlight for July is…. Dani Cao! With 5+ years of upstream and midstream oil and gas experience, specializing in leading system implementation projects, Dani currently serves as our Manager in Consulting Delivery. She is well-versed in key industry software including the Quorum Software Suite, W Energy Software, Trellis Energy Software, myQuorum TIPS, as well as several relational database languages.
Her deep functional knowledge in the areas of Revenue and Cost Accounting, Master Data Management, Gathering and Transportation Systems, and Contract Management and her strong technical skills, combined with her deep subject-matter expertise make her a valuable team player to EAG. To learn more about Dani, continue reading!
What are 3 words you would use to describe EAG?
What’s been one of your proudest moments working at EAG?
My proudest moments come when I teach a client how to use a new software. For the first few weeks, they have all these questions about how to do something, but then some time later, we’ll get on a screen share and they’re navigating through the system with ease and flying through with inputting data. It’s rewarding when you know that they’ve been able to pick up on the system with the training you’ve provided.
What advice do you have for prospective candidates that want to join EAG?
My advice is to firstly, be a sponge and then second, be a chameleon. This mostly applies to analysts and consultants level but try to absorb as much as you can on the job! It really helps being exposed to resources who are SMEs at what they do. Use these resources to learn as much as you can. Then ask to help in whatever aspects you can help with. Your expertise may lie in a certain functional area, but it is never too late to branch out and learn new parts of the industry or pick up new skills. Whether that be in SQL or budget tracking or project management, branch out and try to learn as much as you can!
What’s one thing – either industry-related or not – you learned in the last month?
I’ve learned from personal experience that plants are super resilient! With going back to the office full time, I haven’t been in my home office (where my plants live) for at least 4 weeks, FOUR WEEKS! This means I haven’t watered them for that same amount of time. I’ve since soaked them and given them some TLC, but the nearly dead plants are starting to come back to life!
What do you like to do in your free time? Any favorite places you like to visit?
I love traveling and exploring new places. Every year, my husband and I try to make an international trip and experience a new place, a new culture, new foods, and new sights together.
Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
I really enjoy going to NASCAR races! We have been RV camping at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and just went to our first NASCAR road course race at the Circuit of the Americas in May. Texas Motor Speedways is also a frequent spot during NASCAR season.
How do you balance your career and family?
I really try to get away from the work mindset after leaving the office in order to focus on my husband after hours. One thing that I tend to do if I have outstanding items nagging in the back of my brain is to create a new note on my phone and write down everything I need to do and complete the next day. Once I get this written down, I can forget about it because I will have this detailed list to refer back to tomorrow instead of trying to manage and remember in my head.
Who or what inspires you and why?
My immigrant parents really inspire me. They came to a new country, not speaking the language, with next to nothing and were able to raise my brother and I, give us the opportunity for a better life and teach us to value what we have. My mom was a stay-at-home mom, took care of my brother and I, and made sure we were able to speak the language and know the culture we came from. My dad worked tirelessly at minimum wage jobs when we were growing up in order to provide for our family. They’ve really taught me invaluable traits like being humble and being down to earth.
Your life motto
Carpe diem! No better time than the present! I know this is so cliché but honestly, life is so short so do what makes you happy!
What’s your superpower?
I’m pretty much fearless in that I’m open to trying everything at least once! Skydiving, cliff-jumping, extreme roller coasters, 100-foot drops, you name it!
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