Operations Team

Astrit Gorana COO Planned Companies

Astrit (Tony) Gorana

Chief Operating Officer

Astrit (Tony) Gorana

Chief Operating Officer

Astrit (Tony) Gorana joined Planned Building Services in 2000. Starting as an Account Executive, he has ascended through the years to Director of Operations, Vice President of Operations and currently Chief Operating Officer. Gorana oversees the operational functions of all divisions throughout the organization, with client satisfaction and relationships at the forefront of his focus. Gorana, an industry expert, serves as a daily resource and mentor to his team of executive directors. He works with his team to identify and implement process improvements for increased efficiency and effectiveness, conduct property assessments and review contract renewals, and support client relations for maximized communication and understanding of their needs. As a leader who lives and breathes the business, Gorana prioritizes supporting a team culture that passionately delivers superior service. Committed to sustainability, Gorana also received his LEED AP designation in November 2008 and has been the key driver in launching “Planned Goes Green”, the company’s green movement program. Prior to Planned Building Services, Gorana started his career in the janitorial and maintenance business as a teenager. He brings his extensive experience and growing knowledge to Planned, consistently introducing and implementing the latest industry innovations. Gorana inspires the team daily with his diligence, integrity and commitment to customer service.

Planned Companies’ Operations Team

 

Our Operations team is available day or night to ensure our clients’ needs are always satisfied.  The Ops team handles oversight and supervision of the field associates.

Each region has a dedicated senior management team, which is identified below.

John Fahmy Planned Companies

John Fahmy

Vice President, California

Juan Jose Chaves Planned Companies

Juan Jose Chaves

Vice President of Sales and Operations South

Operations

Martin Sulewski

Vice President of Operations NJ and PA Region

Operations

Safet Palevic

Vice President of Operations NY/CT/Gold Coast of NJ Region

Operations

Reuel Williams

Vice President of Operations for the Mid-Atlantic

Steven Depascale Planned Companies

Steven DePascale

Vice President of Operations, North Jersey & Gold Coast

Operations

Marcos Guerrero

Executive Director of Operations, New Jersey Gold Coast

Elaine Genie Planned Companies

Eleane Genie

Executive Director of Operations – Mid-Atlantic

Operations

Vincent Miller

Executive Director of Operations – Mid-Atlantic

Ismet Mehmeti Planned Companies

Ismet (Izzy) Mehmeti

Executive Director of Operations - Northern NJ Region

Albert Kasneci Planned Companies

Albert Kasneci

Executive Director - New York City & Long Island

Besim Dodiq Planned Companies

Besim Dodiq

Executive Director - North Jersey

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John Fahmy

Vice President, California

John Fahmy is the Executive Director of Business Development for the California region. Fahmy started his career with Planned Companies as Executive Director for the New York and Connecticut regions, but due to his expertise in relationship building and retention was relocated to the Mid-Atlantic region for the potential growth opportunities for Planned Companies. His responsibilities include hiring and training new associates, managing client and associate retention, account startups, budgets, and supervising field management. Fahmy’s high energy and business leadership skills contribute to his continued success with PLS and PSS.

Previously, Fahmy gained significant skills and success within the hospitality and telecommunication industries. He began his career while in college as a front desk agent at two of NYC’s top hotels. Later in his career, he was a regional sales manager for one of the largest AT&T resellers. Through this career opportunity, he gained many of the associate retention skills and multi-site management expertise that he has brought to Planned Companies.

Juan Jose Chaves

Vice President of Sales and Operations South

A hospitality and property management veteran, Juan Jose Chaves joined Planned Companies in January 2012 and is responsible for sales and field operations in Atlanta, North Carolina and South Carolina. Prior to joining Planned Companies, Chaves worked in the hospitality industry with White Lodging Services for eight years and Archstone in Maryland and Virginia for more than four years. Originally from Costa Rica, Chaves brings his passion, attention to detail and ability to develop cohesive teams that perform to the high standards of our organization. He received his business degree from The Latin American University of Science and Technology and University of Notre Dame.

Martin Sulewski

Vice President of Operations NJ and PA Region

Martin Sulewski joined Planned Companies in 2001, and oversees the Central/Southern New Jersey and Pennsylvania regions for Planned Companies. He is responsible for managing a wide array of properties throughout NJ and PA. Sulewski handles the oversight and supervision of a team of regional managers and field associates. Additionally, he focuses on client satisfaction, associate retention and budget adherence. He works directly with his clients and regional operations team to ensure the appropriate procedures, protocols and processes are being followed on a daily basis. Prior to Planned, Sulewski worked at Golden Mark Maintenance in New York handling account management services. He brings over 15 years of operations experience to his current position.

Safet Palevic

Vice President of Operations NY/CT/Gold Coast of NJ Region

Safet Palevic joined the Planned Companies team in 2004, where he started as a regional supervisor. Palevic’s dedication and drive enabled him to succeed, climbing the corporate ladder to his current position as Vice President of Operations for New York, Connecticut and the New Jersey Gold Coast regions. He is responsible for managing a team of regional managers and overseeing multiple accounts. With a main focus on client retention, Palevic directly works with Planned’s corporate departments, such as human resources, sales, payroll, and purchasing to ensure a seamless site start up process for all of his accounts. Additionally, he reviews budgets, holds monthly meetings and keeps his operations team accountable and dedicated to client satisfaction. Palevic has over 15 years of residential building operations experience.

Reuel Williams

Vice President of Operations for the Mid-Atlantic

Reuel Williams is the Vice President of Operations for the Mid-Atlantic division of Planned Companies. He has been with Planned Companies for more than two years, formerly serving as the Executive Director of Operations for Maryland, Washington DC, and Delaware. Reuel has more than 20 years of experience in the janitorial and facilities services field and is an accomplished senior level corporate professional experienced in managing major facility service projects for corporate, government, industrial, manufacturing and healthcare facilities. Reuel has worked for General Maintenance Co, Service Force USA, Motir Services, Crystal Enterprises and NSC. In addition to that he has owned and operated his own consulting firm specializing in helping facilities services companies leverage technology to better service their partners. In his various roles Reuel has provided quality leadership and effective communications for 400+ facility personnel and managed over 30 facilities and 5 million sq. ft. daily in DC, MD, VA, and NC. Among some of his career highlights are: managing the custodial contracts for; Reagan National Airport, BMW Manufacturing Plant in South Carolina, The DC Citywide Govt Contract, Central Piedmont Community College, just to name a few. In addition to his work experience Reuel is a graduate of the Darden School of Business at UVA and is a certified floor tech and OSHA trained manager.

Steven DePascale

Vice President of Operations, North Jersey & Gold Coast

As Vice President of Operations, Steven is responsible for overseeing all field operations for the Northern New Jersey portfolio. Not only does he oversee the field operation, he works directly with Planned’s corporate departments, such as human resources, sales, payroll, and purchasing to ensure a seamless site start up process for all of his accounts. Steven graduated from Seton Hall University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences. Prior to joining Planned, Steven began his career as an Account Executive at The Phoenix Communications Group selling national advertising time and overseeing media needs for the Arena Football League. Steven then completed the Passaic County Police Academy and spent years as a police officer with the Butler Police Department in NJ. Following his time in law enforcement, he spend years overseeing security needs for a global pharmaceutical company based in North Jersey. In addition to his time in police and security, Steve has attended multiple courses in Executive Protection as well.

Marcos Guerrero

Executive Director of Operations, New Jersey Gold Coast

Marcos Guerrero joined the Planned Companies team in May of 2004, where he started as an Operations Manager, formerly titled Account Executive and then Operations Manager for some time. Marcos’s exceptional work in his role of Operations Manager enabled him to succeed, climbing the corporate ladder to Executive Director of Operations. Marcos now covers the New Jersey Gold coast, otherwise known as the Hudson Waterfront District, and soon will add uptown Manhattan and Connecticut to his regions as well. He is responsible for managing a team of Operations Managers and overseeing multiple accounts. With a focus on client retention, Guerrero directly works with Planned’s corporate departments, such as human resources, sales, payroll, and purchasing to ensure a seamless site start up process for all of his accounts, while reporting directly to the Vice President of Operations. Additionally, he reviews budgets, holds monthly meetings and keeps his operations team accountable and dedicated to client satisfaction. Guerrero now has over 15 years of industry experience. Prior to working for Planned, Marcos sold mortgages for Ameriquest. He was also involved in a family owned business for a few years before that. Ironically enough, Marcos also worked in the same cleaning company where Astrit Gorana started his career in this industry. First as a porter, truck driver, warehouse helper, warehouse manager and last field manager.

Eleane Genie

Executive Director of Operations – Mid-Atlantic

Eleane Genie joined Planned Companies in 2015 where she started the role as an Executive Director of Operations for Planned Building Services. Eleane, brings 14 years’ experience in the service industry, exceptional customer service, passion and great Leadership. She oversees the janitorial and maintenance operations for the Mid-Atlantic region for Planned Building Services. She is responsible for managing a wide array of properties and handles the oversight and supervision of a team of Operations Managers and field associates. Eleane focuses on client retention, client satisfaction, associate retention, account startups, budgets, and supervising all field management. Prior to working at Planned Eleane Genie worked at ABM industries as a Marketing Assistant where her responsibilities were supporting the entire Operations Division, generate proposals, pricings and presentations. Eleane served 1 year as a Marketing Assistant before she was promoted to Business Development Manager and for 8 years she was responsible for generating new business and building relationship for the company. At ABM Eleane was the Business Development Manager for Washington DC and Virginia territory.

Vincent Miller

Executive Director of Operations – Mid-Atlantic

Director for the Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC territories. In addition to daily operations management, Miller oversees client/associate retention, new account start ups and associate/field management. Previously, Miller worked for the Hertz Corporation and DM Security as an Operations Manager, managing daily operations throughout Westchester County, NYC and Western Long Island. He was promoted to an Area Operations Manager, relocated to the DC area and was responsible for handling all operations for Maryland, West Virginia and both Loudon/Fairfax County, VA. Miller earned a Bachelor of Arts in Labor Economics, with a minor in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts.

Ismet (Izzy) Mehmeti

Executive Director of Operations - Northern NJ Region

Ismet (Izzy) Mehmeti has been with Planned since 2002 and is the Planned Building Services Operations Manager for the Northern New Jersey region. He currently supervises a team of regional managers that oversee multiple accounts.  In addition to staff management, Mehmeti is responsible for budgeting, quality control, site inspections and works directly with Human Resources for associate hiring and proper on-site placement. Mehmeti has over 12 years of industry experience with a background in operations and construction.

Albert Kasneci

Executive Director - New York City & Long Island

Albert began his journey with Planned Companies in February of 2009. He was originally hired as an Operations Manager for our North Jersey region. He was promoted to Executive Director of New York City and Long Island in 2017. He oversees a team of 5 including Liridon (Doni) Salovic, Miri (Gazi) Dabi, Bret Spader, Manny Perez & Adrian Paljevic. Prior to joining Planned Companies, Albert was involved in several service-based positions including a waiter at a restaurant, carpenter and a foreman.

Besim Dodiq

Executive Director - North Jersey

Besim Dodiq rejoins Planned Companies as an Executive Director for North Jersey continuing his 15-plus year journey delivering exceptional customer service and value-added vendor relationships.  Besim reports to Steve DePascale.  His team is comprised of Romulo Reynoso, Chrisptin Hulse, Ian Watts and Dino Koleci. Besim originally started with Planned Companies in February 2008. He began his Planned Journey as an Operations Manager for regions of New Jersey. He was responsible for managing several locations, overseeing that the daily operations were completed accurately and efficiently while also communicating with the clients to help with their needs. Prior to joining Planned Companies, Besim was a concierge at Brown Harris Stevens for several years.
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