Meet the Enablers

We’re a team of employee experience designers and digital communicators, technical problem solvers and software developers.

The Enablo crew come from different places, with an array of skills, views and ideas that join forces in a shared vision – to enable every organisation to realise it’s full potential, through their people.  Click below to find out what makes us tick!

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Jay Tweedie
Graphic Design Lead

Jay Tweedie

Head of Marketing

Rob Burden

Puneeth Bedre
Solutions Architect

Puneeth Bedre

Chief Executive Officer

Steve Zan

Finance and Administration

Gladys Chin

Client Partnership Specialist

Tess Forster

Engineering Manager

Andrew Robertson

Kate Williams
Head of Customer Success

Kate Williams

Experience Manager

Jakob Phillips

Lotte Niens
Head of Professional Services

Lotte Niens

Shamus Samborn
Solutions Architect

Shamus Samborn

Co Founder & Head of Product

Dave Nixon

Mark Wyman
Co Founder & Head of Architecture

Mark Wyman

Customer Success Manager

Nik Douglas

Senior Full Stack Developer

Ali Angeland

Sales Operations Specialist

Denille Sison

Sarah Jeffrey
Customer Marketing Manager

Sarah Jeffrey

Experience Manager

Nisha Kurani

Kappy Prasad
Head of Engineering

Kappy Prasad

Blair Husted
Customer Success Manager

Blair Husted

Ryan Horan
Client Partner

Ryan Horan

Katie Maas
Client Partner

Katie Maas

Graphic Design Lead

Jay Tweedie

Originally hailing from New Zealand and majoring in Visual Communications, Jay has worked in print, web, branding and strategy for over 20 years in both Australia and New Zealand.
Jay has fallen in love with the lifestyle of Tropical North Queensland and passionate about all things design – with a healthy obsession with magazines, interior and graphic design.

What is your nickname? Jay! My real name is Jonathan, but I have 5 close friends with the same name, so one night when the wine was flowing we all drew nicknames out of a hat and Jay stuck.

What were you doing before Enablo? Working as a senior Graphic Designer in the Agency space, with a team of talented media professionals specialising in B2B marketing strategy and delivery.

What’s your vision of employee experience for the future? A connected relationship with company culture and alignment of values, empowering employees to create their best work at all times. A collaborative approach to the business goals with transparent communication and the tools available to offer flexibility and work/life balance for maximum engagement.

What excites you most about Enablo? The Enablo team and culture – all living/breathing the tools and solutions we provide our clients and a true testament the value they provide organisations.

What’s the one thing you couldn’t live without? The sea. Whether chilling in the sun at the beach, or diving the Great Barrier Reef. It always manages to deliver experiences that help with life perspective.

Head of Marketing

Rob Burden

Rob has more than 20 years of experience creating Data-Driven Customer Experiences. He started his career in London in the post-Dot.com crash working in Digital Technology Start Up’s including his own Digital Music eCommerce Business, later moving into Performance focused Digital Agencies and most recently working in Blue Chip corporates.

Rob’s career journey across start-ups, agencies and blue chips has had a common thread around the convergence of data, technology and people to deliver highly effective Customer Experiences that continuously evolve to meet the ever-changing needs of customers and organisations.

What is your nickname? Rob

What were you doing before Enablo? Working as the Head of Digital Marketing for Latitude Financial Services, my role encompassed the delivery of BAU personalised customer communications and leading the evolution of Latitude’s customer communications capability (technology, people and processes).

What’s your vision of employee experience for the future? The future of work will see more people working fully remotely and companies becoming even more reliant on technology solutions to drive collaboration, connection, a sense of purpose and a more human-centric approach to each of their employee’s working days. Employees will become more engaged and effective at their jobs, and companies will have more in-depth insights into each of their employees to help them mould a more personalised and effective employee experience.

What excites you most about Enablo? Enablo’s secret sauce is bringing together market-leading technology and superior expertise to design tailored solutions that solve companies’ key needs to drive hybrid employee engagement, employee retention, agility and speed of information flow across their organisations. Outside of the offering and being at the forefront of the Future of Work; coming to work each day to work with smart, enthusiastic and fun people that support each other and want to do great work is hugely refreshing.

What’s the one thing you couldn’t live without? Breathing! Without it we would not be able to survive; with it, you can change your physical state in minutes, by using different breathing techniques I can manage my reaction to the world around me and be a more effective human.

Solutions Architect

Puneeth Bedre

What is your nickname? PB.

What were you doing before Enablo? For the past seven years, I have worked primarily in the eComm space, in both developer and technical project management roles.

What’s your vision of employee experience for the future? Where remote work is brought closer than ever before using the metaverse. Imagine working from your desk at home and being able to collaborate with your colleague who may be on the other side of the world, as though they are physically next to you.

What excites you most about Enablo? To see how we will revolutionize work and adopt the metaverse to make that happen.

What is the achievement you’re most proud of? I went from being an animator with no prior technical knowledge to graduating with a Masters in IT in just two years. It was a complete 180-degree career change that I have found extremely rewarding.

Chief Executive Officer

Steve Zan

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 Enablo team.

Finance and Administration

Gladys Chin

What is your nickname? G

What were you doing before Enablo? Working with a consulting firm that specialises in providing outsourced accounting and finance services.

What’s your vision of employee experience for the future? A work culture that empowers and motivates employees, upbeat and positive vibes in the office and between the team.  

What excites you most about Enablo? Flexible working arrangements, and opportunities to upskill.

What’s the one thing you couldn’t live without? Phone (with an internet connection!)

Client Partnership Specialist

Tess Forster

Client Partner Specialist Tess has a degree in Psychology and a Masters in Human Resource Management, majoring in Organisational Psychology. While finishing her Masters, she started working with businesses to help them implement software from an employee perspective and has never looked back.

What is your nickname? Tess Bear

What were you doing before Enablo? Working at a PM software tool that focused on project management from a human perspective. I worked in an end-to-end role looking after Customer Success from onboarding to off-boarding, focusing on retention.

What’s your vision of employee experience for the future? Where employees, regardless of their role or location, feel connected and heard through innovative technology. And where technology doesn’t take away from the human connection we all require to feel part of an organization’s culture but supports it and makes it possible.

What excites you most about Enablo? To be part of a team filled with talented and inspiring people, all working towards a vision I believe in. Coming from the Gold Coast, I know what it is like not to find work in your hometown and have to move to find it. Tools like Workplace make it possible to live close to your friends and family without compromising your job or your connection to the people you work with.

What’s the one thing you couldn’t live without? My pets, especially my cat! I always thought I was a dog person, but my cat makes me laugh every day. She is like a real-life cartoon character, always doing things to make me laugh and lighten my day.

Engineering Manager

Andrew Robertson

Engineering Manager Andrew brings 20+ years of experience in software development, using various technologies across an array of environments.

What is your nickname? Robbo

What were you doing before Enablo? A consultant in charge of developing a workflow solution for a digital signage company.

What’s your vision of employee experience for the future? After Covid, it seems there has been a genuine shift in helping employees communicate to anyone in their organization and more of a focus on work/life balance. With the technology to support this, I think the employee experience for the future will be a feeling of empowerment and flexibility to perform a role as they see fit, in alignment with their organization’s expectations.

What excites you most about Enablo? Working with a group of talented and passionate people who practice what they preach. We use the products we sell, just as our customers do, to create a fantastic workplace culture!

What’s the one thing you couldn’t live without? Aside from my family, it’s probably a toss-up between my guitar and motorbike.

Head of Customer Success

Kate Williams

One of Enablo’s talented Experience Directors, Kate helps customers like Super Retail Group, Afterpay and Virgin Australia deliver best-in-class employee experiences through Workplace. With a career in tech across Customer Success, Marketing and Comms roles, Kate is passionate about helping organisations transform culture, build a rich, inclusive and connected community and future-proof their communications. 

What’s your nickname? ‘Kris Cross’

What were you doing before Enablo? In the past, I’ve worked in the tech industry, across Customer Success, Marketing and Comms roles. I’m passionate about creating best-in-class customer experiences and telling amazing customer stories.

What’s your favourite thing about working for Enablo? Definitely the people, Enablers are the most talented and kind people! I also love helping organisations transform their culture, building communities of passionate, connected people and being part of the #futureofwork. It’s exciting to see how the world is changing so rapidly and how that is reflected on our work environment, especially in 2020.

What’s your vision of Employee Experience for the future? Employee experience and culture will be more important than ever post-2020! It will demand better, more transparent communication and more visible, authentic leadership. Organisations will need to have a people-first mentality paired with human-first technology to attract great talent and succeed long-term.

What app do you wish existed? More custom interior design apps using virtual reality and augmented reality. There’s so much opportunity there!

Experience Manager

Jakob Phillips

Experience Manager Jakob’s spent the past three and a half years helping organizations launch intranet platforms so is well-versed in tackling employee experience challenges and helping customers design new ways of working.

What is your nickname? Jake, JP, Cob, and many others.

What were you doing before Enablo? Working as an Implementation Consultant and Customer Success Manager for an intranet platform.

What’s your vision of employee experience for the future? Modern workplaces need to promote an employee-first culture and values, providing tools that empower their workforce to do their job efficiently while simultaneously breaking down silos and encouraging collaboration and recognition.

What excites you most about Enablo? The opportunity to work with world-class workplace technologies in a young and growing company alongside a talented group of peers.

What’s the one thing you couldn’t live without? The beach. Everything is better at the beach!

 

Head of Professional Services

Lotte Niens

Lotte’s a passionate communications expert who loves to help companies transform into communities. She’s worked in different communication and education roles across a number of industries including telco and retail. Lotte’s particularly passionate about employee experience and loves inspiring others to build great experiences. 

What’s your nickname? Moskou (long story – but mostly due to my  haircut)

What were you doing before Enablo? Cleaning nappies 🙂  – I joined Enablo right after finishing my maternity leave. Before that I worked for nbn as the Corporate communications and digital Lead. Here I rolled out Workplace four years ago, managed the platform and was responsible for driving the digital employee experience.

What’s your favourite thing about working for Enablo? Without a doubt – the people I work with. This team is so full of knowledge and excitement which really inspires me to do my best work. Next to our wonderful team, I also love the work I get to do with clients. Every company has its own unique challenges and I get excited about solving them using my expertise and knowledge.

What’s your vision of Employee Experience for the future? These current uncertain times have placed a spotlight on the need for corporate resilience and the ability to embrace virtual collaboration tools and practices. I believe the future of employee experience is fluid and employees seamlessly flow between different apps and tools. Transparency, authenticity and connectivity will be crucial for companies to continue to innovate and adapt quickly.

What is the achievement you’re most proud of and why? My 5 minutes of fame when I was on the Dutch version of “So You Think You Can Dance”. Not so much because I love the spotlight (although I secretly do), mostly because it was an amazing achievement after an incredibly hard time.  I spent over 3 years in a wheelchair and on crutches after a bad injury and was told I might not walk 

Solutions Architect

Shamus Samborn

Shamus has been helping companies evaluate and deploy SaaS technologies for over 10 years. Shamus’ primary focus is technical discovery and launch design to ensure successful implementation of IT components such as provisioning and authentication, security and compliance controls and driving value from the Workplace platform through custom integrations.

What’s your nickname? Shamus is pretty unique so I’ve never really needed a nickname!

What were you doing before Enablo? I worked as a deployment engineer in Accenture’s Google Cloud G Suite practice, providing a wide range of integration and data migration services for clients.

What’s your favourite thing about working for Enablo? Helping companies see the value and power of the Workplace platform in bringing an engaging employee experience to their workforce.

What’s your vision of Employee Experience for the future? With a dramatically changing workforce, the employee experience will need to evolve beyond traditional methods to a more holistic approach, delivered through integrated digital solutions.

What’s your all time favourite app? I have to go back to my first computer and the simple paint application. It really sparked my interest in technology!

Co Founder & Head of Product

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 & Head of Architecture

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.

Customer Success Manager

Nik Douglas

Nik works closely with our customers to help them get the very best out of their workplace tools – building connections, spreading shared knowledge, and creating a true community at work for all – no matter the type of work they do or where they do it.

And with a whole lot of experience establishing and maintaining successful customer relationships – we know our customers are in great hands with Nik!  

What is your nickname? Duggy

What were you doing before Enablo? Customer Success Manager for Xref, a global HR SaaS company.

What’s your vision of employee experience for the future? Workplace cultures that strongly value and promote inclusiveness, support and authenticity, in turn providing employees with an environment that encourages and enables them to bring the best out of each other and do their best work together.

What excites you most about Enablo? Having the opportunity to support technology that is truly delivering a significant, positive change to employee experience in the workplace. The icing on the cake is being able to work alongside a team of talented, passionate and friendly people who care deeply about the work they do. I also forgot to mention the dog-friendly office ????

What’s your all-time favourite app? Zwift, an online cycling game and training program that enables you to ride, train and compete in a virtual world. You connect your bike to a special device called a smart trainer and when you pedal it moves your avatar throughout the game providing real time resistance through a flywheel which simulates the environment you are riding in (hilly or flat). It is the closest thing to cycling in the real world without actually stepping foot out your door, a blessing during the lockdowns we have experienced throughout COVID.

Senior Full Stack Developer

Ali Angeland

What were you doing before Enablo? Working on a Blockchain project and writing an EDM song!

What’s your vision of employee experience for the future? Human resource is the most important asset of an organization. Everyone should be included and have a voice in their work community. It’s like eating a pizza, and everyone should have one equal slice!

What excites you most about Enablo? The work culture is engaging, motivating, supportive, and fun. And the team is amazing – everyone is so helpful, positive, and collaborative. Enablo is an innovative company with a professional environment.

What’s the one thing you couldn’t live without? My Guitar.

Sales Operations Specialist

Denille Sison

Highly skilled and experienced in Sales Operations, Denille provides support to our ANZ sales team throughout the sales process.

What is your nickname? Denille, Den

What were you doing before Enablo? I worked as a Sales Operations Specialist for Sage Business Solutions handling Sage Intacct portfolio. Before coming to Australia, I was with Cloud Sherpa’s Global Delivery Centre in the Philippines, working as a Sales Operations Associate Manager. 

What’s your vision of employee experience for the future? A work-life balance, with opportunities for learning development.

What excites you most about Enablo? Working alongside ex-colleagues from Cloud Sherpa. Joining the amazing, fun, and collaborative culture at Enablo, where everyone is treated with respect. 

Who would you want to be stuck on a desert island with and why? Chris Hemsworth (because why not?!)

Customer Marketing Manager

Sarah Jeffrey

Sarah has experience working in Marketing and Communications across a variety of industries, from Events and Association management to Retail, Not-for-Proft, and Education. As our Customer Marketing Manager, she’s all about celebrating employee experience and bringing our customers’ stories to life!

What is your nickname? Saj/Sarah J/Jeffers

What were you doing before Enablo? Working at the University of Queensland as a Marketing and Communications Officer, promoting the student experience to over 50,000 students

What’s your vision of employee experience for the future? The employee experience is about living and breathing a great culture. It’s about connection, collaboration, and company values being an extension of the people they hire and work with. My vision of the employee experience is creating a world where we all love going to work, where we can break down old hierarchical structures and just appreciate the role everyone plays by supporting and nurturing growth, wellbeing, transparency, and compassion.

What excites you most about Enablo? Enablo walks the walk and talks the talk. It understands the value of connection and collaboration and puts people at the forefront of its business. It is a truly interconnected business that understands flexibility, innovation, technology, and people. I’m excited to be a part of such an agile and transformative business that is helping to drive cultural change in hundreds of workplaces across the globe.

What is the achievement you’re most proud of? Being nominated for three Excellence Awards back-to-back at the University of Queensland for my contribution to the student experience.

Experience Manager

Nisha Kurani

Nisha is one of the US Experience Managers with a huge passion for culture and connecting people. With an “employee-first” mindset and six years of remote/start-up experience, she knows exactly what it takes to cultivate a strong, positive, and nourishing digital work experience for your team!

What is your nickname? Nish 🙂 Pronounced like my name without the A at the end.

What were you doing before Enablo? I spent the last six years working with an education technology start-up.

What’s your vision of employee experience for the future? Through innovative technology, employees will be able to feel a stronger connection to their communities at work anytime and anywhere! Connectivity and community will empower the employee to find purpose in their work and leave them feeling uplifted and unafraid to have a voice. As a result, this will transform leadership to have an “employee-first” mindset in addition to having a deeper understanding of what their teams experience in their day-to-day lives at work.

What excites you most about Enablo? Our global team! It’s exciting that there are like-minded people across the planet who are passionate about transforming the world of work. The energy and knowledge the Enablers bring to the table as we work together to drive positive change is magical!

What is the achievement you’re most proud of? Becoming a certified Barre3 instructor! Fitness has always been a passion of mine and I used to always wonder if I had the ability to lead a group of people through a workout class with as much inspiration and energy as other instructors. I finally decided to take the leap and try it out, and I’ll never look back!

Head of Engineering

Kappy Prasad

Customer Success Manager

Blair Husted

Blair is one of the US Customer Success Managers with a passion for building community and helping people become the best versions of themselves. Blair has experience in education and customer success helping to create positive experiences for employees and students!

What is your nickname? “Mama” 🙂 The name Blair doesn’t really lend itself to a nickname, but having the name Mama to my two daughters is one of the best titles I’ve been given!

What were you doing before Enablo? I worked in education both as a teacher and in the EdTech industry for over 10 years. Working in education is where I learned the power of partnerships and community to make transformational change!

What’s your vision of employee experience for the future? We know there is a massive culture shift happening in the workforce where employees want to feel valued, respected, and connected. The future of employee experience involves connecting people together to work towards common goals to feel connected to a greater purpose, and allowing them to bring their whole and best selves to work in the ways that work for them. With access to new technologies and the ability to connect with other humans all over the globe, I envision a world where people are working across time zones to solve problems they truly care about to make the world a better place.

What excites you most about Enablo? The mission driven culture at Enablo! Not only does Enablo support companies with employee communication, collaboration, and culture, but the Enablo team lives and breathes this themselves! I am excited to join such a collaborative and creative space where we can help others do the same!

What’s the achievement you’re most proud of?  My education! I was a first generation college student and went on to get both a bachelor’s and master’s degree. I completed my master’s degree while pregnant with my second child and graduated right after she was born! I foresee a doctorate sometime in the future, too!

Client Partner

Ryan Horan

Ryan is originally from Ireland and moved to Australia in February 2023. He love languages and studied International Business at university, majoring in Spanish and Marketing, and grew up in the food and hospitality trade working and managing his family restaurant as well as working with larger hospitality companies. While working in the industry he realised that there are quite a few communication barriers between management and frontline staff which has lead me to helping companies overcome these challenges. 

What is your nickname? Some of my close mates call me Horan (my last name) 

What were you doing before Enablo? Before Enablo I worked at Salesforce, helping companies in the UK financial services industry improve their customer experience through digital transformation. While working with Salesforce I was also managing my family restaurant alongside my father and worked as a cook on the weekends. 

What’s your vision of employee experience for the future? Employees are the heart of any organisation’s success. Everyday, we get to see the contributions that our customers’ employees make, whether that be ideas to increase efficiencies, product innovations or simply the brilliant customer experience that they deliver. This is fueled by fostering and nurturing a strong organisational culture and investing in the employee experience. It’s clear that employers are realising, more and more, the value of making that investment and, in my opinion, this will only increase in the future. 

What excites you most about Enablo? Enablo is a great example of a company that practices what it preaches. While most of the team work remotely, we have a strong company culture which is underpinned by Workplace technology, allowing us to connect and collaborate seamlessly, wherever we are in the world. We also have brilliant leadership team who believe in and invest in the development of their teams and this is what excites me most about Enablo. 

What’s the achievement you’re most proud of? A few things come to mind but I think that my biggest achievement is winning a karaoke competition in Madrid by performing Rock DJ by Robbie Williams.

Client Partner

Katie Maas

As a client partner Katie’s goal is to help every company create a connected, engaged, and inclusive workforce. Having been in the HR Tech space for over 8 years Katie has a huge passion for helping companies find creative ways to engage their employees.

What is your nickname? My real name is Katherine but everyone calls me Katie.

What were you doing before Enablo? Before Enablo I was an Account Manager for an Employee Communication Platform.

What’s your vision of employee experience for the future? I envision a way that every employee has a voice and that leaders can understand how to best engage their employees through listening and action.

What excites you most about Enablo? So much excites me about Enablo, the people, the culture, and the direction, and the future. I can’t wait to see what the next 10 years hold.

What’s the achievement you’re most proud of? I was a competitive horseback rider for the Colorado State University Ranch Horse team. It was such an incredible experience through college.