Meet the Enable Team
A Note from Dane DeLozier, Co-Founder of Enable
Somehow the opportunities that arise give us the experience that we need to open new ones. It was a gift in the late 1990s when Jack Fitzgibbons, the then President of The JPM Company, asked his senior leadership team to be further trained in Lean Enterprise at the University of Tennessee under Tom Greenwood. The mission was clear. The JPM company had grown incredibly fast, yet because of an economic downturn, was in trouble. The company had to return to profitability and the goal was to sell it to a larger organization who could scale with the market when the economy turned favorable.
I had just become Vice President of Sales and Marketing at the time, and it was a major challenge for the company. However, this is where the real learning began. I had already become comfortable with entrepreneurial experiences. This was a new mountain to climb, and I was quickly learning the value of a process. We did eventually neutralize losses and successfully sell the business to a world class electronics manufacturing company.
More importantly, I learned some very key elements to how we get team members operating in concert and toward one common goal. Humans want to coalesce, and they want to be successful together. Introducing just a little bit of structure in how we communicate, what we do when something goes wrong, and most importantly clarify expectations is critical to enabling the outcomes we want to achieve. It is also a keystone in what has become the Enable™️ Management System.
Following the JPM experience, my career continued to develop around mission specific assignments. People started coming to me to help their organizations achieve outcomes. Whether it was to turn a company around, figure out its next product platform, or achieve an exit, a process was needed and a process developed. And, it really worked!
Meeting Emily Bopp and Kyle Farley
Fast forward to 2015, I started to realize that many companies struggle to get their teams focused on the vital few things that will achieve success. And that sharing those insights, more importantly giving them a process, could transform their businesses.
I truly believe that it was either pre-ordained or the universe was listening. Meeting Emily Bopp and Kyle Farley could not have been more timely or clarifying for me personally. They not only had direct and relevant experience, they helped build this into an accessible implementation path for small and midsized businesses, whether for profit or non-profit. While Kyle is no longer with the company, we continue to tip our hat to him and think of his quips from the early days.
Enable Partner and President
Meet Patrick Jessee! Patrick pulls from a deep and broad range of professional experience including:
- negotiating and structuring major, billion dollar international deals at a top DC law firm
- leading a team of motivated and inspiring minds as the CEO of a National Association and its supporting educational foundation (where he facilitated the development of strategic plans)
- co-founding and growing a tech start-up in the crossroads of America
- serving several organizations (for-profit and non-profit) as a board leader, and delivering sustainable results to organizations as a consultant
He is a Certified Association Executive, credentialed through the American Society of Association Executives, and has a Certificate of Nonprofit Board Consulting, credentialed through Board Source.
Patrick has established an extensive background in governance, strategic planning, and board development. He’s led boards as the staff CEO and conversely, coached CEOs as a volunteer board leader. He’s raised significant investment capital, shepherded new products to market, managed national crisis PR issues, turned around a decaying fundraising operation to deliver a $15M capital campaign, and led industry CEOs across the country to unify in advocacy for critical legislative reform.
As an attorney, he honed his abilities for critical thinking, issue identification, problem-solving, stakeholder management, and consulting executives in getting to clear solutions when decision information seems grey or uncertain.
In a nutshell, it’s likely Patrick has sat in your seat and faced the challenges you’re facing. He has an enduring passion for removing the pain and roadblocks for organizations and team members that he knows are all too common for any business.
In our new triad, Patrick, Emily and I enjoy a committed focus on training excellent leaders, teaching the Enable Management System, and helping organizations achieve accountable results. We approach this mission with humble expertise, focusing on continuous learning, investing in human goodness, and unlocking the value in all the people we contact.
We appreciate you checking us out. Our door is always open, and everyone is welcome.
– Dane DeLozier