Prior to founding Enabling Technologies Corp in 1992, Mr. Vollerthum’s 35 + year career in technology sales began in the early 1980’s with a successful tenure at Pioneer Technologies. In 1992 as the market swiftly transitioned to a demand for professional services for Microsoft Windows infrastructure and Office applications, Mr. Vollerthum launched Enabling Technologies Corp focused on email messaging and unified communications. Under Mr. Vollerthum’s leadership, a national sales presence and award-winning consulting practice was established which earned numerous MSFT partner of the year awards dating back to 2010.
As the digital transformation from on-premise infrastructure to Cloud computing went full throttle in 2014, Mr. Vollerthum lead the company’s pivot by expanding into Security, Knowledge Management, Change Management, Managed Services, and CRM Dynamics. Over Enabling’s 27-year history, Mr. Vollerthum has assembled a strong executive leadership team to earn the trust of clients to maximize their IT investments while securely protecting their data assets during their digital transformation journey.
Mr. Vollerthum is originally from Baltimore, Maryland and now resides in Estero, FL. He attended Towson State University majoring in Business Administration. In his free time, Mr. Vollerthum keeps active with golf, tennis, global travel, gourmet cooking, and wine collecting. He is actively involved in raising funds for the Wounded Warriors association.
Joshua leads the technical, delivery, and managed services teams for Enabling. In his 9+ years at Enabling Joshua has been personally involved in hundreds of Office 365 deployment projects including architecture, project management, and end user training delivery. Joshua is also a Microsoft Technology Specialist for Skype for Business/Teams/Modern Desktop.
Within Enabling he is responsible for overseeing the Company's service delivery, project management, and overall quality assurance. Delivering predictable and successful results for Enabling’s customers is his daily mission and fixing things when they are not right is a top priority. He loves to hear feedback around how we are doing from customers and welcomes your call!
Prior to joining Enabling, Joshua served his country in the United States Army and after his active duty was complete he pursued a career in IT. Joshua attended the University of Akron, BS in Business Administration, 2004 (Magna Cum Laude). Before joining Enabling was the lead Microsoft Exchange and Office Communications Server Administrator for one of the nation's top 10 certified public accounting firms. Joshua calls Pittsburgh, PA home and in his spare time he enjoys cheering on his son's sports activities, supporting his city’s sports teams, and outdoor activities.
Christian Stegh started his career at Enabling in 2006 as the Director of Services, where he managed the consulting, project management, and support teams. He was integral in transitioning Enabling's technical team into Microsoft Unified Communications specialists. The company's accomplishments were recognized by Microsoft when they named Enabling as the global Unified Communications Partner of the Year three times.
In 2011, Chris became Enabling's VP of Sales and Strategy, after which the company experienced consecutive years of record growth. It was during that time that Chris helped expand Enabling's focus to Office 365, and that Microsoft again recognized Enabling with another global UC Partner of the Year Award. Now, as CTO and VP of Strategy, he guides customers along their digital journey and improves their security posture. He represents the company in Redmond and at industry events, and is once again helping to reinvent Enabling, now into a multidisciplinary cloud-first consultancy.
Chris has an BS in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Iowa. He loves to abuse golf balls, chase his children, and indulge in Chicago-style pizza.
Freddy Gettmann rejoined Enabling Technologies Corp in 2016 as the Chief Financial Officer where she is responsible for the company’s finances as well as Human Resources. Freddy brings over 20 years of financial management and accounting experience to the organization. In this role, she directs all financial aspects of the business including accounting, financial statement preparation, budget forecasting and analysis, management of cash flow, and monitoring of financial performance. Freddy began her career with Enabling in 2002 as Assistant Controller and progressed to VP of Finance until departing in 2013.
Before her return to Enabling, Freddy served as the Chief Financial Officer for Glenridge Healthcare Solutions. During her three years at Glenridge, she led the financial activities of the company through a period of significant growth which culminated in a successful divesture. Her background also includes audit experience with both Price Waterhouse and Litton Industries. Freddy is a Certified Public Accountant with a BS in Accounting from Kings College.
Outside of work, Freddy enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Scott Barr was introduced to enterprise computing while working as a sworn law enforcement officer. His agency used sworn officers as a makeshift IT department, and they were responsible for the first iteration of computer and network support. He implemented the first version of a WAN to interconnect precincts for a gang information system to help collect information and identify gang members and was instrumental in developing computer-based criminal analysis techniques.
Scott moved on to serve in the Atlanta High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) office as a network administrator in a non-sworn capacity and worked closely with local, state, and federal agencies. In 2000, he took on an IT security role in a commercial capacity with a SaaS B2B hospitality startup company responsible for securing their perimeter and web presence. Scott is especially proud that the servers that he secured were the only ones that weren't compromised by nimda and code red'
He continued to advance his networking skills and focused on Microsoft technologies attaining multiple certifications. He had worked for Dynamics CRM and unified communications focused Microsoft partners prior to joining the Enabling team. He has been heavily involved in hosting and migrating Microsoft products and services since Hosted Messaging and Collaboration (HMC) combined with hosted IP telephony, BPOS, and now Office 365 and Azure with an emphasis on security.
As Enabling’s Director of Dynamics Business Solutions, Christa leverages her unique talent for coordinating efforts amongst many departments to drive results. Christa’s passion for teamwork and growth – coupled with her customer-centric focus – help continue to drive growth for our organization.
With more than 20 years in the IT field focused largely on customer support, Christa brings an experienced and holistic approach to work each day in working with prospective new clients to develop solutions to meet their specific needs around CRM Dynamics 365. Throughout her thirteen years with Enabling, Christa has constantly demonstrated a focus on responsiveness and follow through when working with clients. Enabling benefits on a daily basis from Christa’s unmatched organizational skills, penchant for developing meaningful client relationships, and cohesiveness with diverse teams internally.
When not at work, Christa enjoys spending time with family, ideally someplace warm and with a beach or pool nearby!
As Enabling’s Director of Change Management, Christine Esterling has over 10 years’ experience in leading organizational change efforts designed to drive satisfaction and adoption among employees. Christine has a passion for helping clients embrace Adoption & Change Management best practices in support of a variety of change initiatives such as HQ relocations, technology systems, business processes and more. As a Prosci Certified Change Practitioner she brings an innovative approach to building awareness, generating desire, educating and reinforcing change. Prior to joining Enabling, Christine lead a team that supported enterprise change initiatives for global contact center operations for a multinational financial institution.
Frederick Barzycki has had a passion for technology from a very early age. He built custom computers and started networking as a hobby in the early 1990s. He turned that passion into a career in Information Technology in 2002 as System Engineer in the suburbs of Chicago. With nearly 20 years of professional IT experience, Frederick now leads Enabling’s support team as the Director of Managed and Support. Prior to Enabling, Frederick has had roles in Audio\Video System Integration, Enterprise IT and Managed Services. Frederick holds several certifications from VMWare and Microsoft. In 2019 he shifted his focus to cybersecurity and obtained an ISC² CISSP certification. Frederick continues to focus on bringing new innovative technology solutions and first-class support to Enabling’s clients. In his free time, Fred enjoys fishing, fixing things around the house and spending time with his family.
Originally from Danbury, CT., Elle attended Gettysburg College with degrees in Biology and Business Administration. After a successful career in Pharmaceutical sales and brief stint as a Biology High school teacher, she joined the Enabling Team as VP of Marketing. Elle’s MBA from Johns Hopkins helped with the Marketing transition and she has been on the Enabling team since 2000.
The Marketing initiatives have increased greatly over the years starting with a quarterly newsletter and one marketing event per year in the 1990’s to now: Monthly newsletters , over 40 in person events per year, a successful 2 day annual Executive Council conference as well as monthly webinars and multiple email and social campaigns.
Team Marketing at Enabling has come away with some spectacular awards including: Microsoft US Modern Workplace - Intelligent Communications Partner of the Year Winner in 2018 • Microsoft Communications Partner of the Year Winner in 2015 • Microsoft Communications Partner of the Year Finalist in 2012 • Microsoft Messaging Partner of the Year Finalist in 2010 • Microsoft Unified Communications Partner of the Year Winner in 2010 • Microsoft East Region Overall Partner of the Year Winner – All Competencies 2010 • Microsoft Messaging Partner of the Year Finalist in 2009 • Microsoft Unified Communications Partner of the Year Winner in 2009 • Microsoft Higher Education Partner of the year 2008. These awards have enabled Enabling Technologies to be top of mind in the Microsoft ecosystem and project referrals.
In her spare time Elle plays tennis, skis, reads, and loves to travel.
Delivering a predictable successful business outcome for every client engagement is our mission as a company. To earn your trusted business, I personally guarantee to provide outstanding service and value every time.
Bill Vollerthum President at Enabling Technologies
November 11, 2020