Enola Labs, an Austin-based technology company comprised of software architects and engineers, brings on Ben Dyer as its lead director of its advisory board. Dyer is Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, where he is an instructor in the Longhorn Startup program. He is best known as a founder of Peachtree Software and served as its president from inception through its sale to MSA in 1981. He subsequently founded Comsell, an early interactive media company that he sold to Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, followed by Intellimedia, which created ESPN branded CD-ROMs for sports education and later morphed into web development. In addition to his many operating roles, he has experience in banking, investment banking, and venture capital.
Keith Krammes has also joined the Enola Labs advisory board. With a special focus on acquisitions, Krammes brings more than forty years of demonstrated leadership experience in both aerospace and commercial market segments to support specialized business initiatives within the government and private sectors. Krammes previously served as a Senior Vice President and Deputy Sector Manager with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). In this capacity, he supported all major business development and management activities within the Sector. Krammes’ technical areas of expertise include: systems engineering and integration, information engineering, aircraft/avionics systems, logistics, and real-time simulation.
Enola Labs, headed by President and CTO Marcus Turner, creates digital products to address complex business requirements using mobile, web and all the latest underlying technologies. Serving clients from venture funded early stage companies to the Fortune 500, Enola Labs’ unique architecture-led approach to software engineering focuses on low risk, creative solutions that digitally enable business practices.
Enola Labs is providing professional services but also developing products for its own portfolio and actively seeking acquisitions. The company is in the process of acquiring the assets of MeetMePay, a patent-pending SMS-based payment platform for P2P marketplaces, and is developing another mobile payment model for a specific validated need in the hospitality industry. This month, Enola Labs will move part of its team into We Work Austin and will also maintain its North Austin development office.
“We have assembled a very strong core team and have recently restructured our company for rapid expansion in 2015 via organic growth and acquisitions, says Enola Labs President, Marcus Turner. “Our goal is to be a leading mobile and web developer in Austin, Atlanta, and the DC area, and we are working with clients across the US.”
Ben Dyer adds, “Having known Marcus Turner for several years, I have come to respect his skills in leading all levels of software development. Marcus has deep experience as the manufacturing innovation lead within hp labs and as a consultant there and has created considerable technology that is today widely used both within hp itself and several Fortune 200 companies. He has assembled a solid base here in Austin, and I’m pleased to assist in leveraging this into a significant company this year and beyond. My personal background lends itself to our market segments and our geographic focal points.”