About Us

Creating a richer and more cybernative world because fearless technology is the standard

We live in an era where a cyber breach can be a business-ending event and this fear has stifled us.

Yes, regulation is tightening and the penalties are significant, but we risk forgetting the incredible promise and rich experiences that technology can deliver if we get caught up in the fear trap.

Excite Cyber is focused on giving organisations a reason to look to technology with positive ambition.

Who We Are

We are cyber, technology and business experts who asked ourselves, what would the world look like if you could be truly fearless with your business, and what if the very best cyber expertise could be integrated into robust, outcome-focused technology solutions?

Our approach is to be deeply consultative and deliver pragmatic and strategic services that work for your business. With an uncompromising approach to cyber security, we deliver solutions that will get you excited about the potential for technology all over again.

Our Mission

To deliver extraordinary and cybernative technology –one experience at a time.

With deep cybersecurity embedded into every process and application, Excite helps businesses take advantage of the opportunities of the cloud.

From application modernisation to hybrid working environments that deliver true mobility, Excite offers the community the benefits of fearless agility and innovation, supported by an uncompromising eye for risk management.

Our History

Excite Cyber was formed from the merging of three companies, Brace168, Excite IT and VITCS, with a common goal and shared passion for secure, cost-effective, and efficient IT and cyber security solutions.

We believe that modern businesses need a trusted partner who can guide them safely to achieve their goals.

Our team of experts combine deep knowledge across business technology strategy and governance with years of front-line user support, plus our Security Operations Centre delivers the visibility essential to defend your business against known and emerging cyber threats.

Our Approach

When you work with Excite Cyber, you will quickly find that our approach is not about technology. 

It’s about outcomes. 

No matter where you are in your technology and cyber security journey, we will help you achieve the right outcomes for your organisation. 

Whether that is as broad as conducting a full audit of your systems or as specific as project managing an implementation, Excite Cyber will transform your business for the better.

1. Consultation & Assessment

We believe deep consultation is key to understanding your priorities. We combine discussions with a thorough opportunity and risk assessment to build a full picture of your business's technology & cyber security requirements

2. Develop a Roadmap

We will work with you to build a roadmap to better business outcomes with your technology.

3. Implement

We then implement the solution in a way that causes minimal disruption to your operations.

4. Review and Recalibrate

Finally review and recalibrate as your business needs change. It’s a truly elegant, exciting and innovative approach to technology.

Our Capabilities

Excite Cyber has the capabilities across the entire technology stack to deliver solutions that excite and delight your people, tailored to your business.

We are experienced and certified with a wide range of tier-1 technology vendors and our people train constantly to ensure that we’re delivering the most advanced and industry-leading solutions available.

Board of Directors

Director and CEO

Bryan Saba is a 23-year veteran of the IT services industry, however, it didn’t take him long after starting out to realise that there were structural issues in the relationship that too many services providers have with their customers. Too often work was transactional in nature and lacking in strategic energy. A desire to address this led him to embark on the entrepreneurial path and launch Excite in May 2008.

The driving energy behind Excite was simple: To excite businesses from SME through enterprise in the same way that Bryan himself finds the innovative and value-building use of IT to be exciting.

Under Bryan’s ongoing and visionary leadership, Excite Cyber has grown beyond a single services organisation. Through acquisitions and mergers it is now one of Australia’s most significant groups of IT services companies, and has grown from being a boutique service desk operation to become a genuine end-to-end provider of cloud-based managed services.

Chairman

Steven is the Non-Executive Director at Excite Cyber. 

With over 12 years of experience in both Australia and the US, Steven is responsible for capital planning and forecasting, treasury management, global financial reporting and statutory compliance.

Since joining the company in 2012, he has played a key role in the group’s expansion into the US, UK and Europe, along with the reverse acquisition of Prime Minerals Limited and subsequent re-listing of the company on the ASX in November 2014.

Prior to joining the company, Steven worked in business services and tax advisory for over seven years, consulting primarily to small-to-medium enterprises and primary production businesses.

Steven is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and holds a Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting from the University of South Australia.

Neil Sinclair Profile
Non Executive Director

Neil holds an impressive business background with roles in People and Culture, Technology Management and Mechanical engineering.

He is currently the Head of People and Culture with Australia’s most trusted and respected logistics partner, Pacific National, where he is pivotal in guiding the business through transformation of its culture. Neil has also held senior positions with Microsoft Australia, Dell Computers, Datacom Group.

As Neil joins the board, he will actively contribute to the organisation’s growth and success.

He brings a fresh perspective on our most important assets, our employees. His critical thinking and creative problem solving allow him to identify emerging opportunities and mitigate potential risks.

Neil’s diverse career covers mechanical engineering, leadership, technology and innovation, quality assurance and corporate governance and more recently, cultural, and human capital development.

His extensive experience and forward-thinking approach make him an invaluable asset to the organisation.

Our Leadership Team

Director and CEO

Bryan Saba is a 23-year veteran of the IT services industry, however, it didn’t take him long after starting out to realise that there were structural issues in the relationship that too many services providers have with their customers. Too often work was transactional in nature and lacking in strategic energy. A desire to address this led him to embark on the entrepreneurial path and launch Excite in May 2008.

The driving energy behind Excite was simple: To excite businesses from SME through enterprise in the same way that Bryan himself finds the innovative and value-building use of IT to be exciting.

Under Bryan’s ongoing and visionary leadership, Excite Cyber has grown beyond a single services organisation. Through acquisitions and mergers it is now one of Australia’s most significant groups of IT services companies, and has grown from being a boutique service desk operation to become a genuine end-to-end provider of cloud-based managed services.

General Manager

Hugh is an experienced and outcome-focused product portfolio manager with substantial expertise in security services and solutions for enterprise, small business and government.

At Excite Cyber, he is responsible for the group technology strategy and product portfolio. Through logical, market-focused analysis, Hugh sets and implements the strategy for new products, manages the lifecycle and optimisation of existing solutions, and is accountable for the revenue and profitability of the group companies.

Prior to this role, Hugh managed Telstra’s enterprise security product portfolio for 15 years and drove the development of managed and cloud services from inception to a broad portfolio. Additionally, he spent time within Telstra Research and Development Management, commercialising intellectual property developed by Telstra, and Telstra Ventures (a venture capital subsidiary) where he evaluated investment opportunities and managed seed capital investments for start-ups.

Hugh began his career as a graduate with the Defence Signals Directorate, an intelligence agency within the Australian Department of Defence, and then worked for the Privacy Commission as a research officer. He holds a Bachelor of Law (Hons) and Bachelor of Science (Hons) from Australian National University, and an Executive MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management.

Head of Operations

Mark Hitchcock is our Head of Operations. He founded Virtual Information Technology (then rebranded to VIT Cyber Security) in 2016 with the aim of providing superior and secure ICT solutions alongside an elevated customer experience to customers Australia wide.

Self-motivated and forward-thinking, Mark aspires to become a thought leader in the ICT Industry and is passionate about ensuring customers meet their strategic vision and goals. A vision that he also applies to his employees. Over the past 15 years Mark has gained experience working in many sectors such as Local/State/Federal Government, Healthcare, Not for Profit, Manufacturing, Maintenance and Aerospace. He maintains a well-rounded knowledge, holding numerous certifications from Microsoft, VMware, Citrix and Fortinet covering a broad range of solutions.

Mark is extremely interested in ICT Security. He is trained in multiple SIEM products, has experience with basically every modern AV product and takes a security-first approach to systems engineering. He also has experience with Sophos and FortiGate Unified Threat Management Gateways.

In his spare time Mark likes to search for cutting edge technologies to improve the Excite Cyber ICT Security armoury and listen to podcasts to keep up to date with the latest trends.

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Office Locations

Sydney

Level 2/157 Walker Street, North Sydney NSW 2060

(02) 9136 6066

Hobart

Suite 1, Level 11, 39 Murray Street Hobart 7000

(03) 6287 6245

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