Hi, We’re Enablo!
For more than five years, our three co-founders, Daragh, Dave and Mark, helped companies implement Google’s new (at that time) suite of enterprise collaboration software. Companies were loving the new freedom to work online with their colleagues, and the fact that they could finally use consumer-grade tech in the workplace. But, one thing was still missing, and that was community. Customers wanted a place to communicate openly with their people, somewhere visible where everyone could come together and collaborate. They wanted a Facebook, but for work.
Fast forward to 2016 when Facebook announced their beta program for Facebook for Work (what we now know as Workplace), and Daragh, Dave and Mark dropped everything they were doing to start Enablo. The dream had arrived!
Enablo was one of the first Workplace partners globally and, we believe, the first company created entirely around Workplace, Since then, we’ve helped over 130 companies across the globe launch and embed Workplace to support their culture.
We’ve expanded from our home of Brisbane, Australia, to Sydney, Melbourne, Denver and Atlanta. Our initial team of three has grown to 25 strong, with technology experts, customer success enthusiasts, remote workers, communicators, marketers and digital designers helping our customers get the most they possibly can from Workplace.
Because of our passion for our customers, the Workplace services, support and custom applications that we offer, we’ve been recognised as a leading Workplace partner.
We couldn’t be more excited to be here, helping turn companies into communities. Come on the journey with us!
“Enablo was the very first company to be created on top of the Workplace platform in order to serve and connect our customers. Enablo understands Workplace inside out. We confidently leave our customers in their hands to ensure their Workplace deployment is optimized for impact from day one.”
– Julien Cordonieu, VP Workplace by Facebook.
Meet our Leaders
I’m CEO of Enablo and have been here since before day one – so I know where all the skeletons are buried. I have been fortunate to work for, or partner with some of the worlds most widely recognised technology companies and help turn our clients companies into communities.
What’s your nickname? Dadge or DJ – depending on who you ask
What were you doing before Enablo? I was working at Microsoft managing one of their largest Azure customers globally
What is the thing you’re proudest of at Enablo? The strength of our partnership with Facebook
What’s your vision of Employee Experience for the future? Having all companies feeling like a community, no matter where in the world you work from
What’s the most important risk you took and why? Quitting my nice paying job to take a bet on building a business around Workplace when almost no-one had heard about it.
One of our three Co-founders, Dave is Enablo’s Chief Experience Officer. An enterprise collaboration engineer and problem solver at heart, he has experience across the tech industry working for the likes of Google, PwC and Cloud Sherpas.
What’s your nickname? “DNix” is my most used nickname. “3AM Dave” is used on the odd occasion. I’ll explain that one some other time.
What were you doing before Enablo? I worked in a variety of roles and companies across the tech industry such as management consulting at PwC, solution architecture at Google. The common thread is the enjoyment of helping clients solve problems.
What is the thing you’re proudest of at Enablo? Growing the company well beyond the three co-founders and having a tribe of great colleagues just as enthusiastic and empowered to help clients deliver a step change in their employee experience and enable new ways of working.
What’s your vision of Employee Experience for the future? My vision for EX remains concentrated on three core pillars: delivering ‘engaging’, ‘empowering’, and ‘effortless’ experiences. Effortless experiences are where I see the most room for improvement. I’d love to use a single, unified interface to perform all of my basic day jobs to be done (e.g. actioning to-dos, expenses, approvals, forms). I want to subtract the volume of apps in my life, not add. And I want to be able to have that experience on the device of my choosing, from the location of my choosing.
How do you continue to grow and develop as a leader? Unlearning. I love learning and experimenting with new concepts, frameworks and practices. As technology and work practices constantly evolve, so too does my collaboration toolkit and mindset.
One of our three Co-founder’s, Mark’s our Chief Technology Officer. Mark’s an innovative engineer with extensive experience across the tech industry working for the likes of PwC, Cloud Sherpas, and more.
What’s your nickname? Why
What were you doing before Enablo? At PwC getting to solve a number of exciting problems in the Innovation and Disruption team primarily using Google technologies.
What is the thing you’re proudest of at Enablo? Enabling some of the most amazing customers and brands with an equally amazing team that supports them!
What’s your vision of Employee Experience for the future? Given the change to SaaS, employee experience technology is more fragmented than ever before. With Enablo’s services and add-on apps, we are excited to make Workplace a true platform beyond comms that allows us to tie every piece of an employees experience together to make it seamless while providing insights back to the organisation so that they can continue to improve their employees experience, especially now with the change to remote working.
How do you continue to grow and develop as a leader? By making a whole lot of mistakes. Leadership is hard and not something that comes naturally. I like building things, having tangible outcomes, leadership is different. But having people around me vested in seeing me become a better leader, being open to constructive criticism and being able to take ownership and learn from your mistakes is a good roadmap for becoming a successful leader, I think.
Lana’s an experienced leader with a demonstrated history of successful business management in the information technology and services industry and high performance sport. She’s skilled in psychology, people, teams and performance; with a talent for bringing corporate vision and strategy to fruition.
What’s your nickname? Big Dog. I have a hobby job as a sport psychologist and worked with the Brisbane Lions AFLW team, and this ironic nickname stuck. It still makes me laugh.
What were you doing before Enablo? My previous role was General Manager, Olympic Program at Swimming Australia. The first decade of my career was in tech startups, the next decade in large corporates and high performance sport.
What is the thing you’re proudest of at Enablo? Scaling with integrity and purpose. I have led some very clear improvements in the way we operate as a business, and I am proud of that.
What’s your vision of Employee Experience for the future? Organisations large and small applying self determination theory in action, harnessing the performance of motivated people and teams empowered with autonomy, competence, and connection.
How do you continue to grow and develop as a leader? I am more focused on developing myself at this stage of my career journey, not just my expertise, skills and knowledge. I could (and do) read a book a week and listen to a thousand podcasts, but ultimately it is learning from experience that counts. I seek 360 feedback, and invest in coaching targeted to building my strengths and addressing areas for improvement. I have been very fortunate to work with some incredible leaders over the course of my career, and have taken the best of every experience forward.
Doug is responsible for our Customer Success program which includes ongoing support, education, satisfaction and renewals of our existing customer base. This includes our Partnership+ customers (an enhanced level of customer success). Doug has over 30 years of experience running global support and success programs. He lives in Atlanta with his two kids and their dog Rocky.
What’s your nickname? Borse, Borsey, Slug
What were you doing before Enablo? Running Renewals for Salesloft
What is the thing you’re proudest of at Enablo? Working with a tremendous team
What’s your vision of Employee Experience for the future? Diverse and accepting environment that allows employees to grow and learn and take risks.
How do you continue to grow and develop as a leader? Listen. Ask for feedback, listen to peers, employees and most importantly customers.
As our Head of Operations, Kassie is responsible for all the operational aspects for each function in the business. She’s built and implemented internal policies, established cross-functional workflows and identified automation opportunities. Kassie has also crafted Enablo’s Health & Wellness program and Women of Enablo initiatives in order to support the personal and professional development of her team.
What’s your nickname? Kassie 😉
What were you doing before Enablo? Executive Assistant for C-Level / Board Members in the Private Equity space.
What is the thing you’re proudest of at Enablo? Finding strength in the lows, the culture of our team and the initiatives I’ve created to give back.
What’s your vision of Employee Experience for the future? That each new team member feels welcome in their seat at the table.
How do you continue to grow and develop as a leader? Believing first and foremost that you never stop learning. I draw all that I can from my colleagues and fellow Leadership Team. Feedback is received constructively and personal emotions removed. A leader needs thick skin and to embrace conflict and difficult conversations. Draw something from every experience.
Meet Our Advisors & Investors
Managing Partner, Overline VC
Founder-operator with the singular mission of helping all-star founders make it through the gauntlet—from concept on a whiteboard, to a sustainable business at scale.
“Enablo came up with a solution that met [our unique] needs, including a mobile claims process for frontline teams. They were able to get us to launch in just over two weeks, an incredibly short time frame.”
– Sarah Davis, Digital Workplace Leader, Super Retail Group.