Leadership

Matthew Gibble is one of the two owners and directors of EXCEL Orthopedic Rehabilitation. After receiving his Bachelors degree in Physical Therapy from Arcadia University in 1986, he went on to work at a sports medicine facility in New York City. There he was involved for three years with the New York Knicks, where he provided their long-term physical therapy, as well as their pre-season and pre-signing orthopedic evaluations.

A competitive triathlete, Matt has successfully completed Ironman USA in Lake Placid, N.Y. three times! He also enjoys fishing and boating in his spare time.

Passionate about healthcare, Mike has more than 30 years of industry management experience with the majority spent in outpatient rehabilitation. Prior to joining EXCEL in 2018, Mike was the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer for IvyRehab Physical Therapy. Throughout his career, Mike has held senior leadership positions in the healthcare space, covering all aspects of rehabilitation—both inpatient and outpatient.   

Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics from Southern Connecticut University. Outside of the office, you can find Mike spending time with his wife and three children. A former All-American swimmer turned lacrosse coach, he also enjoys honing his photography and cooking skills.

George brings more than 25 years of finance leadership experience in both public and private corporations with revenues ranging from $5 million to $500 million. His experience in key executive positions spans a variety of industries with proven success in building, strengthening and leading the corporate finance function for companies in various start-up, stable and growth situations. 

George has held several key executive positions in the industries of healthcare, retail and franchise finance, and contract food and beverage. He most recently served as chief financial officer for a company providing patient care in the behavioral health industry.

Seth has broad experience helping companies pursue strategic growth and is passionate about working with management teams to evaluate and implement strategies for creating long-term shareholder value. As a former patient, Seth has benefited first hand from the personalized approach that EXCEL’s team of physical therapists take towards patient care.  Seth manages EXCEL’s corporate partnership program and corporate development initiatives. 

Prior to joining EXCEL, Seth was focused on principal investing in early stage, emerging growth companies involved with the digitization of industry.  Seth spent ten years as an investment banker with major firms including Wells Fargo Securities and Deutsche Bank.  In addition to his experiences in corporate finance and capital markets, Seth has leveraged his background as an engineer to lead cross functional teams on strategic change and process improvement projects. 

Seth holds a MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business and a BSE from the University of Michigan. 

Elizabeth graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with a Minor in Psychology. She began working at EXCEL in 2001 as a part-time secretary/receptionist and in January of 2002 she joined the billing department and is our Senior Accounts Manager.

Lauren graduated summa cum laude from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Science in Health Science. While at U Sciences, Lauren was a member of the Women’s Basketball team, earning multiple all-conference honors for academic achievements. 

Lauren developed an interest in physical therapy after suffering a knee injury during high school basketball, requiring an ACL reconstructive surgery. It was during her time in rehabilitation that Lauren realized a career in physical therapy would combine her love for learning and passion for helping people, all while making a positive difference in someone’s life. 

Lauren enjoys treating a variety of patients across all age ranges and injuries. However, she has taken a particular interest in treating post-operative injuries of young females. Due to her own adolescent injury, she understands not only the physical, but also the emotional and psychological challenges that can accompany an injury to a person in this age group. This unique perspective allows her to connect with patients and treat their injuries on a more global level.

Although born in California, Lauren was raised in Texas and finally planted her roots in Northern New Jersey in the mid-1990s. Now a Jersey girl, she enjoys the varying landscapes of this great state, from beach to farm to mountain. Lauren loves being outdoors, especially when she can bring her dog along. Lauren and her husband consider themselves enthusiastic travelers, always up for a challenge. They enjoy adventure vacations, exploring locations not only within the United States, but also abroad, including trips to Europe, Central America, the Middle East, and South Africa. Together, they find that understanding unfamiliar cultures and cuisines helps them appreciate the diversity that comes with this profession.

Bryan was raised in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. He attended Springfield College, where he earned a master’s degree in Physical Therapy in just five years as part of an accelerated program. He joined EXCEL in 2002.

His interest and participation in sports of all types, along with his love and predilection for science and medicine, led him to pursue his chosen career path. Bryan has always played a variety of sports, including soccer, baseball, football, and swimming. In college, he discovered rugby, and balanced his studies with being a part of Springfield College’s team. Bryan still enjoys a variety of high-intensity interval training classes, and regularly attends spin classes. With a wife that is a Pilates instructor, he has also developed a first-hand appreciation of how challenging those classes can be.

Bryan was first introduced to the sport of triathlon in 2008 and hasn’t looked back since. He has completed three Ironman races in Sonoma, CA, Lake Placid, NY, and Mont Tremblant, Canada. Bryan fills in his race calendar with other shorter endurance events and can be seen around Bergen County, Harriman State Park, or Lifetime Fitness swimming, cycling, and running throughout the training season.

When not training, Bryan and his wife enjoy spending time in the kitchen cooking and learning about wine. They keep busy finding new, and revisiting familiar, favorite culinary experiences both locally and in New York City. An annual trip earmarked to visit family on Bonaire gives them an opportunity to take a break from their busy lifestyles and recharge their batteries.

Bryan has been an integral part of EXCEL’s growth ever since he joined the company back when it was just a single office in Fort Lee. Over the years, his role has evolved to include helping develop newer therapists, mentoring other Clinic Directors, and helping contribute to EXCEL’s continued success in any way he can.

Gabrielle is a marketing and business development strategist with more than ten years of experience designing integrated marketing campaigns, driving business development and lead gen opportunities, and refining corporate branding for a variety of industries including healthcare, professional services, insurance, and consumer goods. Having worked with companies ranging from multinational corporations to regional businesses, she brings a well-rounded perspective to EXCEL.

In her down time, Gabrielle enjoys spending time with her husband and running around after her young daughter. A lifelong Bergen County resident, she also enjoys contributing time to local veteran’s organizations and causes.

Gabrielle studied Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, where she went on to earn a Master’s in Integrated Marketing.

Karen is a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer and physical education/adaptive physical education educator. She earned her B.S. and certification in Athletic Training from West Chester State College in Pennsylvania where she also played intercollegiate softball, rugby, and badminton.

Karen is a native of eastern Pennsylvania and grew up in the heart of fast-pitch softball country, which she began to play competitively at 8 years old. She became interested in sports medicine after suffering a knee injury in high school. Karen has served as an athletic trainer in numerous clinics and high schools in northern New Jersey, and has worked with athletes from the New Jersey Nets, New Jersey Generals, New York Giants, as well as musicians Clarence Clemons and Jon Bon Jovi. She provided athletic training services to an elite women’s soccer team from Northern New Jersey that completed two tours in Brazil.

Prior to joining EXCEL, Karen was a Senior Director of National Practice Development for the physician network of US Oncology/McKesson Specialty Health, with responsibility for growing patient referrals and market share. Karen also had a long tenure with Healthsouth Corporation as a Vice President of Sales and Marketing overseeing the northeast division in outpatient physical therapy, ambulatory surgery, and diagnostics. Karen is currently responsible for planning, overseeing, and executing EXCEL’s referral development strategies within the New Jersey region.

Karen enjoys spending time with her family in the Pocono region of Pennsylvania as well as off-roading in Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Utah. Her interests include interior design, physical fitness, and volunteering with The New Jersey Expanding Capabilities Center and Rebuilding Together.

Amanda grew up in Montreal, Canada where she studied at the prestigious McGill University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology, and a minor in Social Studies of Medicine. She went on to study medicine abroad before deciding to settle down in New Jersey.

She enjoys an active lifestyle, playing competitive soccer all her life, and spends her weekends either on the lake kayaking, the hills cycling or in the mountains hiking.

Beth graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and later earned a Master’s degree in Sports Medicine. While at the University of Pittsburgh she worked with the Gymnastics, Wrestling, and Football teams, and eventually served as the Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer and primary healthcare provider for the men’s and women’s Swimming and Diving teams.

Beth also worked as the athletic trainer of a highly competitive AAAA high school in Pennsylvania. She covered over 16 sports and 600 student athletes while also helping to establish a return-to-play concussion protocol for high school athletes.

After tearing her ACL as a competitive gymnast, Beth realized that she enjoyed learning about anatomy and exercise prescription, and her interest in Sports Medicine was born.  After two surgeries and multiple injuries to the same knee, she developed an appreciation for the benefits of functional, individualized, and evidence-based physical therapy.

Prior to joining EXCEL, Beth worked for a durable medical equipment company in the Pittsburgh region. She served as the account manager and clinical specialist for a high-profile physician practice. Upon moving to New Jersey, she continued to work remotely providing telehealth patient care to post-operative shoulder patients using a patented passive range of motion device.

Beth now resides in Jersey City with her husband, son, and dog. She loves exploring her new hometown’s restaurant scene and enjoys any activity that gets her adrenaline pumping. Her clinical background as a Certified Athletic Trainer makes her a valuable addition to EXCEL’s Physician Relations team.

Eric is responsible for employee relations, performance management, talent acquisition, HRIS management, benefits, payroll, and general support for EXCEL team members.

Prior to joining EXCEL, Eric worked as an HR Generalist for a not-for-profit in NYC. He often draws upon these diverse experiences during the course of his human resources career. 

Eric graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Montclair State University. Graduate school piqued his interest in leadership development, change management, and training and development.

Eric grew up in Bergen County, where he currently resides with his wife Kate and dog Kobe. In his spare time, he enjoys playing video games, hiking, boxing, weight training, and mountain biking.