Meet the Enablers.
We’re a team of employee experience designers and digital communicators, technical problem solvers and software developers.
We’re pet lovers and stinky cheese connoisseurs, surfers and travellers, parents and entrepreneurs. Oh, and it goes without saying, we love a good GIF. Click on each Enabler below to find out what makes them tick!
I’m CEO and Cofounder of Enablo and have been fortunate to work for, or partner with, some of the worlds most widely recognised 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 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.
Lucy is our Chief People & Culture Officer, so in short, her key focus and what drives her is empowering our people (Enablers) to be their best, and do their best work for Enablo and our customers. Lucy leads all things People & Culture from our Enabler Experience, Talent Acquisition (which is a huge growth area for us currently), Talent Development and Learning, to partnering with our Founders and Leadership to drive organisational scale and success through the incredible platforms we support our customers to connect with. It’s a very cool gig, as our people are pretty awesome!
What is your nickname? Luce (although it’s the same amount of letters)
What were you doing before Enablo? “People & Culturing” at VMLY&R and WPP (Advertising) and prior, Head of People & Culture at Leadbolt – one of Australia’s fastest growing companies and the world’s leading mobile advertising, user acquisition and monetization platform.
What’s your vision of employee experience for the future? I want us to be known for connection. Doing connection better than anywhere! With meaningful connection amongst humans, you get incredible outcomes. I want Enablo to be a place (even virtually) where Enablers say they feel valued, get to do their best work and be their best selves…. that’s a pretty special place to be a part of.
What excites you most about Enablo? Everything! The Leadership, our vision and our talent…. Oh, and we love pets!
What’s the most important trait you look for when hiring employees? Integrity
Peter Di Pietrantonio
Peter is our Vice President of Marketing. His passion and expertise for technology spans 25+ years where he’s helped organizations build brands, scale and grow fast. He is also a start up advisor for the Fastrack entrepreneurship program with Monash University.
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.
Mel has joined the #dreamteam to help ensure our Workplace clients are getting the best out of this channel to engage their people, create a meaningful community at work and reach business goals. There are always new features being rolled out on Workplace and matching these to a particular client need is Mel’s priority to ensure success. She’s a Workplace user from Ye Olde Days when it was first piloted in Australia and loves being on the journey of building communities at work.
What is your nickname? Melsie or Little Miss Sunshine
What were you doing before Enablo? Filming NSW Fisheries scientists catching and tagging sharks in Sydney Harbour and along the NSW coast! As well as managing the NSW DPI Workplace community, creating video collateral for external communications campaigns and strategic internal communications for our people. Oh, and before that I used to read the TV news!
What’s your vision of employee experience for the future? One employer agnostic dynamic employee profile that travels with you to new roles and new organisations, and a streamlined, accessible dashboard that speaks to your company’s HR/Corporate Services system so that employees can easily access relevant information, forms, payroll and benefits.
What excites you most about Enablo? The Enablo team is choc-full of thought leaders, inspiring community managers and tech engineering superstars – we are helping companies become communities every single day, and being part of this is really energising.
What is the achievement you’re most proud of? Being a mum to three boys and ensuring they grow up to be the men we need to see in the world – kind, empathetic, genuine, reliable and honest. And in a career sense – going from the ‘video shop girl’ to the first to be employed as a journalist in my uni year.
Bella da Silva Daitx
Bella is a Customer Success Manager, passionate about enabling customers to achieve successful outcomes through technology. She brings a wealth of experience to the team after many years of supporting customers in the software space. She’ll oversee our Customer Success program and our support channels. Bella is based in the windy city of Wellington, New Zealand. She has a love for martial arts and sports in general, spending most of her spare time training Capoeira and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
What’s your nickname? B or Little B
What were you doing before Enablo? Prior to Enablo, I was working for Fronde as a Procurement and Customer Success Specialist. I primarily looked after Google Customers across Google Workspace, Chrome, Google Cloud Services and Maps, with a side of Google Training for our customers.
What’s your vision of Employee Experience for the future? Feeling valued, accepted for who you are and being connected to your team. All while working remotely. Given I’m the only Enabler in New Zealand, this is especially important to me. At Enablo we have great technology at our fingertips and really inclusive culture so I have felt connected from day one.
What excites you most about Enablo? The People! From day one, I felt like part of the Whanau and felt the positivity and passion for what we do and deliver to our customers.
What’s your all-time favorite app? At the moment, Google Translate – we have a multilingual household. My daughter is fluent in Maori and Hubby is Brazilian, so he speaks Portuguese, therefore, we are quite often trying to translate words or sentences. Often our sentences are a mix of Maori, Portuguese, and English.
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
One of Enablo’s talented Experience Manager, 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!
Zarese is one of Enablo’s go-getter Experience Managers. With an impressive career in communications and engagement; her passion is in redefining what it means to communicate at work and building authentic, connected employee experiences. With a focus on creativity and storytelling she brings a flair to supporting clients to curate content that develops relationships, inspires community, and enhances culture.
What’s your nickname? Big Z or Little Z… depending who you’re talking to!
What were you doing before Enablo? I was at a University working in internal communications. Before that, I was in South East Asia working as a communications and engagement advisor for the Red Cross and a small NGO that provides rehabilitation services to people with disabilities.
What’s your favourite thing about working for Enablo? Can I have two? 1. That I get to support businesses to give (all of) their people a voice and make work fun and 2. That my Enablo family is a bona fide second family. We work hard, we’re passionate about what we do, and we always find time for fun!
What’s your vision of Employee Experience for the future? For every employee to see or feel meaning in their work that ultimately leaves them inspired and/or fulfilled. It’s a big vision but one that Workplace can definitely help with! Workplace really changed the game for me.
What’s the thing you couldn’t live without? So I just (2 days ago at the time of writing) got a puppy… his name is Basil and he’s the cutest ball of energy. I think I’d be a bad dog mum if I didn’t say him!?
Nick’s our US Experience Manager dedicated to making your Workplace implementation as seamless as possible. With over three years experience running Workplace communities, Nick knows exactly what to look for and where to focus during your launch. He’s passionate about reinventing work to be flexible, personal and authentic.
What’s your nickname? Nickelodeon
What were you doing before Enablo? Managing a Workplace community for a hospital system.
What’s your favourite thing about working for Enablo? The passion and personality of our team. It’s amazing working with a talented bunch who are exceptional people, too.
What’s your vision of Employee Experience for the future? In these tumultuous 2020s we all need something to believe in and a community to connect with. Purpose-driven work will become our expectation, and companies that speak to those needs will attract committed talent.
What app do you wish existed? My Local – An app that connects you to everything your local government provides. Access records, lookup utility information, and engage with local leaders on topics that affect your neighborhood.
Adam is Enablo’s Enterprise Client Partner, developing new business and working with our existing clients with more than 3000 employees. Adam has more than 20 years experience helping to grow companies across multiple international markets. His core strengths are in tech (B2C, B2B & SaaS) across sales, business development, marketing, and operations.
What’s your nickname? Harris
What were you doing before Enablo? Head of Sales for a media SaaS company
What’s your favourite thing about working for Enablo? The extremely talented and wonderful people. I do not say that lightly.
What’s your vision of Employee Experience for the future? A perfectly balanced, creative, collaborative, and efficient, symbiotic ecosystem that supercharges personal and collective goals.
What is the achievement you’re most proud of and why? Migrating to Australia 20 years ago. Best decision I ever made.
Working as a Mid-Market Client Partner Nathan’s focus is on developing new business across APAC while supporting current customer growth. He spent the last 3+ years helping organisations deliver meaningful training experiences through developing skills frameworks, and identifying gaps where investments in training needed to be made. Nathan’s strengths include SaaS Sales, Business Development, Marketing, and Copywriting.
What’s your nickname? Nate.
What were you doing before Enablo? Working as a Senior Account Executive at Go1.
What’s your vision of employee experience for the future? We’re witnessing the consumerisation of B2B software. New (and old) software applications are continuing to be influenced by consumer technology companies. It’s simple…delightful experiences lead to better adoption, and consumer behaviour is being shaped by consumer applications. User Experience is at the centre of this shift, and it’s my belief that software vendors that invest equally in front end experiences, back-end reporting and configurability will win.
What excites you most about Enablo? The ability to work with talented people, who not only focused on great customer outcomes but passionately speak to the market about what great employee experience looks like.
What’s your all time favourite app? Feedly.
Jonathan’s a Client Partner for ANZ. Part of the growth team, he helps organisations adopt new ways of working and make magic happen when all employees are engaged and working together. For the past ten years he’s worked with the best SaaS platforms – Google, AWS, Salesforce, Netsuite and now Workplace from Facebook – transforming how Australasian companies thrive in a competitive market.
What’s your nickname? As a child: Yoyo. In my work life: JR
What were you doing before Enablo? Digital Business Advisor at Fronde, an Australasian Business and Technology consulting company, helping clients transform their digital business back-end solution. Before that, Google Strategic Account Manager at Cloud Sherpas, managing APAC’s largest customers. That’s where I met the amazing Enablo founding team.
What’s your favourite thing about working for Enablo? Working with a team of extremely talented and passionate individuals, all obsessed with delivering an awesome experience for our customers
What’s your vision of Employee Experience for the future? Connectedness, transparency and authenticity. A place where you are yourself, valued, motivated, where engagement is both business and social.
What is the achievement you’re most proud of and why? Forming a team of 10 people, raising $20k for a charity trip in Cambodia in 2018 where we helped build a bamboo house for a family in need with RawImpact.org. This was a life-changing experience for us all, including my 3 beautiful children who discovered a different culture and how tough life can be for some.
As the Enterprise Client Partner for North America, Michael’s focused on developing new business while supporting existing customer growth and success. For the past 5+ years, he partnered with enterprise companies to digitize their workspace to successfully drive better engagement, transparent communications, and productivity for all employees, anywhere. Michael’s core strengths are in B2B tech & SaaS Sales, Business Development, and Relationship Management.
What’s your nickname? Mike
What were you doing before Enablo? Prior to Enablo, I was a Senior Account Executive at Dynamic Signal and a Wealth Management Advisor.
What’s your vision of employee experience for the future? My vision for the future of employee experience rests on three core values: transparency, inclusivity, and accessible communications. As the workforce becomes more remote, companies need to digitally modernize how they connect with their employees to create a more productive community that embody the three core values.
What excites you most about Enablo? Without a doubt, it is the enthusiastic culture and collaboration at Enablo. I am so fortunate to be working with such highly talented and passionate professionals, who I can all learn from.
What’s your all time favourite app? Google Maps: It boggles my mind how people got around without it!
Alex is our Experience Principal and Solutions Architect. A seasoned Business analyst and technical project manager, Alex works with the whole team to drive successful project delivery with the employee at the centre of the experience. Having launched Workplace to over 80,000 employees internationally, he loves facilitating complex cultural and communication change management.
What’s your nickname? Pockets, it’s not much of a story, but it is always told over a glass of wine
What were you doing before Enablo? Head of Digital and IT, Business Analyst, Product Manager, Sommelier
What’s your favourite thing about working for Enablo? The team, we have a fantastic mix of expertise from many different industries and experiences. They’re also just fantastic people, willing to help out whatever the situation.
What’s your vision of Employee Experience for the future? Moving away from a Work Life balance, and towards a Work Life integration. Where employees can work when they want, where they want, and the business still benefits by getting the job done.
Who would you want to be stuck on a deserted island with and why? Bear Grylls camera man, they would know almost as much as Bear Grylls does after spending time with him, and they do all the adventuring carrying a 30kg+ camera!
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!
As our Sales Operations Manager, Kassie is responsible for building, running and maintaining our sales processes. As our former 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 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.
Harriet’s worked in marketing and comms roles across a number of industries including telco, geospatial technology, energy and insurtech. Particularly passionate about internal comms and employee experience, Harriet helped build the business case and launch Workplace at Origin Energy (an Enablo customer!). She’s seen the overnight impact Workplace can have on leadership, culture and comms and now she gets her kicks from raising awareness about the platform and telling the amazing stories of our customers.
What’s your nickname? There’s been a few over the years, Harri, Hazza, Haz, H-bomb, Hatta, Harold. Harri is the only one that’s stood the test of time.
What were you doing before Enablo? Cleaning spaghetti off walls and polishing up on my negotiating skills a.k.a, full-time parent to a toddler! Before that, I led marketing for Concirrus – an Insurtech in London.
What’s your favourite thing about working for Enablo? Every single Enabler rolls their sleeves up and is always so excited to help out. I’ve worked with individuals like that, but never a whole team. It’s pretty amazing.
What’s your vision of Employee Experience for the future? One where value delivered, not hours worked, is rewarded. This gets talked about a lot but isn’t common. It takes brave leadership and new tools for transparent communication and ‘Working out Loud’.
What is the achievement you’re most proud of and why? Training for and running my first marathon before my daughter Bella was a year old and while I was breastfeeding. It helped that it was in Queenstown (New Zealand) so there was beautiful scenery to keep me going!
Fae’s spent the past thirteen years working in brand and internal communications roles across the Construction and Recruitment industries, in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. With experience rolling out workplace tools in her previous role, Fae understands the realities firsthand.
What’ s your nickname? As it only has three letters, I’m regularly asked what Fae is short for. Nicknames tend to be suggestions for longer versions, like Faelina or Faedle.
What were you doing before Enablo? Having fun with my cutest boss yet, my thirteen month old daughter Tilly. Prior to that I spent almost six years living in London where I managed Internal Comms for global recruiter PageGroup’s UK business.
What’s your vision of employee experience for the future? Absolute connection, with an awareness (and acknowledgment) of how each individual contributes to the organization’s purpose.
What excites you most about Enablo? The passion the team has for what they do and the energy everyone brings to each day. I feel lucky to now be a part of that buzz!
What’s the one thing you couldn’t live without? A Flat White. Regular sized, double shot, and at a temperature almost too hot to drink [not that I’m particular about my coffee or anything…]
Darcy looks after the top of our sales funnel at Enablo, and fittingly, is a bit of a sales geek. He brings energy, enthusiasm and a genuine passion for helping connect businesses to best-of-breed technologies. It’s also of no coincidence that Darcy has a particular interest in employee experience, having experienced firsthand the impact of company culture on personal and professional development. Outside of work, you’ll usually find him exercising, eating or socialising (sometimes all at once).
What’ s your nickname? Too many NSFW names to share haha.
What were you doing before Enablo? Software as a Service (SaaS) sales.
What’s your vision of employee experience for the future? People are a company’s biggest asset, and company culture will play a pivotal role in attracting and retaining the best talent on offer.
What excites you most about Enablo? Being able to help companies bring employee experience to the forefront of their internal culture and strategy.
Who would you want to be stuck on a desert island with and why? Bear Grylls for obvious reasons, but he also seems like a good lad.
Noah is our Technical Support Specialist at Enablo, which means he looks after both the technical support for our customers as well as the Enablo’s team’s technical requests and makes sure all support is streamlined. His technical skills include Project Management, IT Support and IT Customer Support Analysis, Windows / Windows Server and Exchange, Active Directory and Linux. Noah has a background in Cybersecurity/Operational Security and Information Securities as well as Criminal Justice Studies.
What’ s your nickname? Nova Noah
What were you doing before Enablo? IT Customer Analysis / Operational and Information Security
What’s your vision of employee experience for the future? For me in my role, it’s about providing my best expertise so that, as an Enablo team, we have the support to provide exceptional results to our customers.
What excites you most about Enablo? Getting to work with the best in the business and providing exceptional experiences and results. It is also so exciting to transform and be part of the customer experiences.
What’s the one thing you couldn’t live without? Internet – Must have internet. As a person who strives to improve every day, information is key.
Joshua is Enablo’s senior developer. Josh builds technology that brings our customers’ employee experience desires to life, and also works behind the scenes to make Workplace launches run smoothly from a technical perspective.
What’s your nickname? JP or Punchy
What were you doing before Enablo? Operations Specialist at Telstra, supporting the running of tech support call centres primarily through automation and analytics.
What’s your favourite thing about working for Enablo? Definitely the people and culture
What’s your vision of Employee Experience for the future? Connected seamlessly
What’s your all time favourite app? Music. I loved it on the iPod and it’s still one of my most used (and definitely favourite) apps today!
Ben is one of Enablo’s software developers. With a passion for coding and automation, Ben works with the rest of the engineering team to help bring our customers’ employee experience dreams from paper to reality.
What’s your nickname? Benji or B1
What were you doing before Enablo? Operations Specialist at Telstra, providing support to Call Centres through process improvement, analytics, and automation.
What’s your vision of Employee Experience for the future? Manual tasks, particularly repetitive tasks, should be automated where possible to allow everyone to do what needs to be done with as few roadblocks/delays as possible without jumping through hoops. unnecessarily.
What excites you most about Enablo? The opportunity to help make a positive impact in peoples’ day-to-day lives.
What’s your all-time favorite app? Spotify – I enjoy listening to music when on the go, working, or just relaxing at home. Having the ability to listen to my favourite songs or a carefully curated playlist anytime and anywhere is probably one of the best parts of the modern era.
Karthick’s a member of our engineering team, developing bots and integrations to bring our customers’ employee experience to life. A graduate from Monash University with a Masters in IT, Karthick’s academic background and work experience have provided him with a well-rounded background and knowledge of Big Data, Android and Full Stack Development.
What’s your nickname? KR,K, Karthick
What were you doing before Enablo? Before Enablo I was a student at Monash majoring in Information Technology.
What’s your favourite thing about working for Enablo? Working closely with the team of impeccable talents and building scalable solutions.
What’s your vision of Employee Experience for the future? Treating employees as customers.
What’s your all-time favourite app? Not losing my tears in front of my parents when I had to leave my sweet home and cats to pursue my education is one of the bravest achievements after staying with them for 24 years.