Meet Our Team
John is responsible for managing the overall business strategy, development and commercial interests of the Company. Prior to founding Excel in 2001, John was a Chartered Architect in NSW with skills readily transferable to the Building and Facilities Management industry.
Hands-on experience managing a number of sites of varying scale and complexity along the journey has enabled John in depth understanding of the industry from the ground up. Passionate, loyal and dedicated, John leads by example by adopting a consultative, inclusive and collaborative style of leadership.
John has completed a Bachelor Of Architecture and Bachelor of Building Science.
Craig worked initially as a Senior Facility Manager on a very large site for Excel before working across several our locations. Having previously worked in both the building and technology industries in Project Management and in Directorship roles. Craig brings to the team an in-depth and practical approach to resolving a vast array of complex issues.
Craig also possesses extensive experience in tender reviews, front line operational and risk management, ISO Quality Assurance Systems Auditing, contractor and consultant management and WHS compliance.
Craig has completed the Building and Construction Certificate (HIA) Carpentry Certificate (Trade Qualification) Master Builders Association and Project Management studies with AIM.
Rod comes to Excel with 24 years of working in building and facilities management and extensive experience managing large residential and commercial portfolios.
Rod’s previous roles include Senior Building Manager of Meriton Apartments, Senior Facilities Manager of Cambridge Management Services (part of the Bright and Dugan Group) and Director of Facilities Management at Karbon Property. Rod was the commissioning Senior Building Manager for Meriton Apartment projects such as the prestigious World Tower, 74 level tower comprising 638 high-end residential and serviced apartments plus an 88-lot retail component and the billion-dollar, multi-staged Brighton on Broadwater project located on the Gold Coast. Rod’s role with Cambridge Management Services saw Rod manage 34 Bodies corporate in the luxury Hope Island Resort – an integrated resort development located at the northern end of the Gold Coast.
Rod had recently worked as Director of Facilities Management – managing several Grade A commercial office blocks within the Sydney CBD and its fringes.
Gabriela Melo is an experienced manager, who has occupied a number of team leadership roles in both the hospitality and more recently in the cleaning industry. This experience gained when she joined our sister company Tru Brite Cleaning in 2017.
Gabriela manages Excel’s Human Resources functions with considerable energy and is eager to ensure team members complete their regular staff training attendances.
Gabriella has completed a Graduate Diploma in Management and Masters Degree in Project Management and Business.
Looking for an opportunity to use your skills and passion for excellent service? As a growing company, we are always on the lookout for talented individuals who share our commitment. Contact us today to learn more about available positions and take the first step in joining our dynamic team.