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!
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.
One of Enablo’s talented Experience Consultants, 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!
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.
Josh’s passion is software. From building applications for enterprise integrations to attending hack-a-thons on the weekend. Josh has recently completed an AWS Solution Architect certification sponsored by Enablo, which provided him the opportunity to deliver more value when it comes to customer cloud solutions and deployments.
What’s your nickname? Heso
What were you doing before Enablo? Working for Rio Tinto and developing enterprise real-time web and mobile applications for hospitality
What’s your favourite thing about working for Enablo? The fact that we are prolific Workplace users ourselves.
What’s your vision of Employee Experience for the future? Working from home, staying connected
Who would you want to be stuck on a deserted island with and why? Simon Sinek, Bill Gates and Johnny Depp. Simon for the motivation, Bill for the philanthropy and Johnny Depp to spice up the island rum.
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.
Zarese is one of Enablo’s go-getter Experience Consultants. 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!?
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.
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.
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 was an agitator for, and helped roll out, Workplace at Origin Energy while in the employee comms team there.
What’s your nickname? There’s been a few over the years. 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!
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 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.
Alex is our Experience Principal and team manager. 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!
Joshua is one of Enablo’s software developers. 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!
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.
Laura’s our wonderful Accounting Manager, responsible for keeping track of Enablo’s numbers. An extremely motivated finance professional who is results-driven with remarkable attention to detail and organizational skills. Laura enjoys a fast-paced environment with a passion for challenge and career growth.
What’s your nickname? Not used by many, but either Lola or Lo
What were you doing before Enablo? All things AI while working for a software company that built the world’s first operating system for AI
What’s your favourite thing about working for Enablo? My fabulous co-workers!
What’s your vision of Employee Experience for the future? Continuous engagement, support and collaboration to ensure everyone is learning and challenging one another to do their best.
What’s the thing you couldn’t live without? The ability to travel. Although it’s been heavily impacted by COVID, still taking advantage of hiking, biking & scenic drives in CO.
Matt’s an accomplished sales professional with 19+ years experience positioning best in breed technology solutions for the Enterprise. He’s currently a Client Partner on the Enablo team focused on growing our customer base in the US and Canada.
What’s your nickname? Ruby
What were you doing before Enablo? Business development for a software development company with operations in Vietnam.
What’s your favourite thing about working for Enablo? Implementing a solution that can truly change the way people work for the better.
What’s your vision of Employee Experience for the future? It’s all about reducing friction for employees and giving them a seamless experience to get work done. The software products that are intuitive, easy to use, and become the connective tissue for an organization’s SaaS portfolio, will be the winners.
What’s your all time favourite app? Google Maps! I am self admittedly horrible with directions. Without this app I would be late to every meeting, family function, social event, etc. Thank you Google!
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!
Nick’s our US Experience Consultant 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? Nick-Nick
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.
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.