Meet the Team
John started his first business in 1972 in High Pressure Cleaning. He continued his business ownership by diversifying into chemical distribution and a restaurant and then into Real Estate in 1984.
He owned and co-directed a large residential real estate company employing up to 40 people in the Northern Territory. John sold this business looking for a lifestyle change and became employed by a major international franchise company in 2000. John was employed as the NSW Franchise Manager and in 2001 was appointed the National Franchise Manager where he stayed until 2005. John then joined his life partner to manage the rural sector of her two real estate offices she owned in the Hunter Valley. John was sought by another large international franchise group to oversee and direct their new development procedures, In 2008 John agreed to a 12 month contract in the Northern Territory. During this time John formed a partnership with Dean Gebert to form HydroKleen Australia Pty Ltd in early 2009.
During April 2011 Dean offered to sell his shares in HydroKleen Australia and HydroKleen International. John’s life partner, Sharon Jurd, took up that offer and became John’s business partner in both companies. John and Sharon also owned the HydroKleen Gold Coast franchise.
John is a member of Gold Coast North Chamber of Commerce and Variety.
Sharon started her working life in a real estate office in 1986 which was a part of a small franchise group, then became a Licensed Real Estate Agent in 1991. Sharon became a Stock and Station Agent and Business Agent and also became a qualified Auctioneer. She obtained her Diploma in Business (real estate management) in 1999. In 2004 Sharon opened her first real estate office under a large international franchise group. Due to her immediate success Sharon opened her second office in 2005 and quickly became a major player in the market place, employing 10 people at any one time. Sharon obtained every goal set including the prestigious franchise “Centurion Award” (2007 and 2008) ranking her in the top 2% of sales people worldwide.
Looking for a new challenge she sold her two businesses and decided to commit to a role in HydroKleen Australia Pty Ltd in 2009.
During April 2011 Sharon took up the offer of purchasing a 50% share holding and directorship in HydroKleen Australia and HydroKleen International, joining her life partner John Sanders in business. Sharon and John operated as franchisees owning the HydroKleen Gold Coast franchise. Also during 2011 Sharon commenced and completed her Diploma in Franchising and was recognised in a graduation ceremony at William Angliss Institute in Melbourne.
In 2012 Sharon was nominated and became a finalist in the Franchising Council of Australia Award for Franchise Woman of the Year NT/QLD and was awarded the prestigious Merit Award for 2012.
Sharon is a member of the Franchising Council of Australia, Women in Franchising Council, Success Women’s Network and Variety. She is a key note speaker and currently mentors, coaches and teaches thousands of people across the country. Her passion is to help people grow their business to enable them to live the life they deserve.
Greg was raised on the Gold Coast and moved into franchise operations as his first full time job out of high school before moving into a hospitality role with the first casino operator in Queensland, Conrad Jupiter’s. Moving up the business ladder at Conrad Jupiter’s, Greg then moved to Sydney to become part of the pre-opening team of Sydney Harbour Casino and Star City with roles in casino operations and human resources.Moving back to the Gold Coast, Greg gained extensive experience in executive management including roles such as President of Global Operations, Chief Executive Officer and Director. While having business experience in Australia, Greg has also lived and worked overseas in locations such as Singapore, Philippines, Malta and the United Kingdom. Developing skills that include human resources, training and development, technology, procurement, service delivery and customer service, Greg became a well-rounded business executive.Upon returning to Australia, Greg was employed as the Chief Executive Officer for a quick service restaurant franchise organisation and was recently employed in a senior management position of a registered training organisation.Greg obtained a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Marketing, Organisational Management and Human Resource Management as well as achieving an Honours degree in Human Resource Management from the University of New England, Armidale. These educational foundations and career experiences have enabled Greg to obtain many unique skills and abilities that will be utilised in his role as General Manager of HydroKleen Australia.
Lin Seesink is responsible for the database management and client relationships for HydroKleen Australia.Lin started her career in England as a Credit Manager working for large multi nationals for many years. On arrival in Australia, Lin joined a large export company in Sydney as the Credit Manager, dealing mainly with the South Pacific islands. Lin has extensive office experience in accounting systems and administration. Several years ago Lin changed professions and started her own business as an Image Consultant working with people to help them achieve success in their business and social lives through the art of looking good. Lin also became the Regional Trainer in Sydney and trained others to become Image Consultants.Lin is a highly knowledgeable and experienced team member who enjoys working in a team environment, building long lasting professional relationships with her clients and providing excellent customer service. It is evident in the quality of work she produces that she is always trying to better herself and increase productivity.
Kevin G. Briones
Mary Raquel G. Tullao
Zylsa M. Balogo
Iradine C. Deano
Jefferson P. Atienza