Why Enablo

Our Story

We’re empowering people to do their best work, together.

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Why we’re here

For many, work is no longer a place, it’s an experience. At Enablo, our mission is to digitize the world of work and enable new work experiences that are accessible to everyone, anywhere.

Whether your people are serving customers, out on the road, collaborating in an office, or juggling kids while working from home, we want them to do their best work, together.

Through our partnerships with Workplace from Meta, Google Workspace and Asana, we’ve helped hundreds of organizations transform their culture and the way they work. 

Our beginnings

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). Daragh, Dave and Mark dropped everything they were doing to start Enablo and became the first Workplace partner globally. The dream had arrived! Since then, we have helped more than 150 companies across the globe launch and embed the platform to transform their culture and the way they work together.

L-R, Mark Wyman, Dave Nixon and Daragh McGrath, Co-Founders of Enablo

L-R, Mark Wyman, Dave Nixon and Daragh McGrath, Co-Founders of Enablo

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Adapting to a changing world

2020 changed the world of work forever. Digital Workplace Design, including employee experience, organisational culture and the digital tools that enable them, moved to the top of the agenda for organizations.

To support our customers in this new world, we’ve extended our offering to support what we believe to be the most critical foundations of employee experience for a distributed workforce – connection, communication, collaboration, cooperation and coordination. To add to our deep partnership with Workplace, in 2021, we’ve also extended our partnerships to include Google Workspace and Asana.

We’ve expanded from our home of Brisbane, Australia to Sydney, Melbourne, New Zealand, Denver, Atlanta and Springfield, Illinois. Our initial team of three has grown to 48 strong, with technology experts, customer success enthusiasts, remote workers, communicators, marketers and digital designers helping our customers on their employee experience journey.

We couldn’t be more excited to be here, helping you to empower people to do their best work, together!

 

Trusted partner

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 Codorniou, VP Workplace from Meta.

“For many of us, work is no longer a place, it’s an experience; and Google Workspace provides the flexibility that binds this distributed work world together. We’re delighted to have Enablo on board as a strategic partner in ANZ, and we’ll work together to deliver the tools and capabilities that customers need to ensure flexibility at their core in this new hybrid work environment.”

– Ash Willis, Managing Director of Partnerships & Alliances, Google Cloud, Asia Pacific.

The Enablers

Our Customers

Our Solutions

Meet our Leaders

Head of Delivery

Steve Zan

Chief Customer Officer

Andrew Knott

Head of Reality Labs

Nathan Bazley

Head of Business Operations

Kassie McGrath

Head of Delivery

Steve Zan

As our Head of Delivery, Steve’s mission is to help every one of our customers be successful with their Enablo solutions. He leads our Customer Success, Experience, and Engineering teams and has more than 20 years experience in professional services and senior leadership positions.

What is your nickname? My kids, and increasingly their friends, call me Dage. I’m not sure how that came about!

What were you doing before Enablo? I headed up the Internal Communications and Organisational Change team at Vanguard, and before that was the General Manager of Marketing Delivery at National Australia Bank.

What’s your vision of employee experience for the future? Employee experience is not about free food and office perks but connecting, empowering, trusting, and valuing your people. The real trick is achieving this aspiration regardless of where, when, and how your people work. And I’ve had first-hand experience of the competitive advantage a connected, enabled, and trusted workforce brings to their organization.

What excites you most about Enablo? Enablo excites me because we are on the frontline of the future of work. Every day I have the privilege of working with customers who positively impact their bottom line by making work better for their people by valuing collaboration, connection, and community.

How do you continue to grow and develop as a leader? I’ve developed a habit of continuous learning through reading, completing courses, or having conversations with people I admire from all walks of life. One of my favorite sayings is that every day is a school day, and curiosity is one of the key traits I look for in members of the Delivery team.

Chief Customer Officer

Andrew Knott

Andrew’s led marketing and customer transformation for some of the biggest brands, across multiple categories worldwide. He’s customer-obsessed (it’s what you want in a Chief Customer Officer, right?) and believes that an organization’s success is built from the foundation of a highly-engaged world-class team.

What is your nickname? Andrew. (I’ve lived overseas too long. Only Aussies seem to want to give everyone a nickname).

What were you doing before Enablo? I was running Verizon for the Publicis Groupe based in New York. Great team, exciting times (launch of 5G). A few challenges along the way (this little thing called Covid and the merger of T-Mobile & Sprint). But most importantly, we delivered fantastic results! I would have loved a better way to engage my team, though…

What’s your vision of employee experience for the future? One where there is much greater alignment between the objectives of the organization and the goals of individual employees. The opportunity to create meaningful work, facilitated by transparent communication built on a foundation of engagement and trust. Employee commitment will directly correlate to overall business performance and will be focused on as a way to create a distinct competitive advantage.

What excites you most about Enablo? To make a genuine and positive difference to the companies we partner with. To see the change in the way their employees engage. To observe the impact it has on their financial performance. And to play a role in building this fantastic company called Enablo that will help make it all happen!

What’s the most important trait you look for when hiring employees? Curiosity. Constantly wanting to learn and grow. In working out if there is a better way to do things that will deliver greater impact. In attempting to understand consumers in whatever form, what motivates them, and the opportunities that presents as a result. In life, by being open to possibilities and the potential that arises from those – especially by working at Enablo!

Head of Reality Labs

Nathan Bazley

Nathan’s at the helm of Enablo Reality Labs, guiding the team on our mission to help build the future of work. He has many years of experience in the immersive technology space, leading the development of several AR and VR apps, establishing the first XR team within the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and advising a number of businesses on XR strategy and Virtual Production technology.

What is your nickname? Nate

What were you doing before Enablo? I started my career with a decade of experience producing TV for the ABC before jumping head first into XR / immersive technologies. I’ve led production on a number of AR and VR apps across multiple emerging platforms, established a virtual production studio and immersive technology festival, and advised businesses on new spatial technologies and opportunities.

What’s your vision of employee experience for the future? I can see a time when employees have the same access to collaboration and connection with their colleagues no matter where they live or where they are working from on any particular day. Future immersive devices will have the ability to bring back the spontaneity and dynamic nature of the workplace without forcing everyone into the same geographic location. They will also be able to optimize our work time by giving us the ideal virtual computing setup at any time that is infinitely extendable and flexible.

What excites you most about Enablo? Enablo is an incredible blend of very talented people who are also very passionate about what they are delivering. They live and breathe the benefits of better workplace communication and work very hard to give every client the best experience. They also have an enthusiasm and excitement for the benefits of new technology that make it the perfect place to innovate.

How do you continue to grow and develop as a leader? Constantly asking questions. Innovation is really about asking questions – and pulling together all of the various answers into a vision that people want to see become a reality.

Head of Business Operations

Kassie McGrath

As our Head of Operations, Kassie has built and implemented internal policies, established cross-functional workflows, and identified automation opportunities. She also crafted Enablo’s Health & Wellness program and Women of Enablo initiatives in order to support the personal and professional development of the 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

Co Founder

Dave Nixon

Co Founder

Mark Wyman

CEO at AllCloud

Eran Gil

Managing Partner at Overline VC

Michael Cohn

Director at PKF Hacketts

Thomas Hackett

Co Founder

Daragh McGrath

Co Founder

Dave Nixon

Dave’s one of our three Co-founders. 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.

Co Founder

Mark Wyman

One of our three Co-founder’s, 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.

CEO at AllCloud

Eran Gil

CEO, AllCloud

Serial Entrepreneur, investor and board member of early/growth stage start-ups.

Managing Partner at Overline VC

Michael Cohn

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. 

Director at PKF Hacketts

Thomas Hackett

Director at PKF Hacketts

Career spanning the commercial sector in banking and finance. Specializing in corporate advisory. 

Co Founder

Daragh McGrath

Cofounder of Enablo Daragh has been fortunate to work for, or partner with, some of the world’s most widely recognized technology companies to help customers digitize their world of work.

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 Meta.

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. 

“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.