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Meet the Directors of Pzazz Building

Russell Poole, Managing Director

Russell_Poole - Managing Director

  • As well as leading Nuovo Group, Russell's key roles in the business's management team are to provide coaching and mentoring to Franchise Owners in the areas of business performance, financial management and human resources
  • Russell has 20 years experience in the building services industry including senior roles in project and construction management and trade services personnel provision
  • Russell also spent seven years in manufacturing and has extensive experience of process improvement both in New Zealand and overseas including three years on the Board of Directors of Precision Office Industries
  • Having been with Nuovo Group for more than five years, as Southern Regional Manager and Business Performance Manager before his appointment as Managing Director in 2008, Russell jumped at the opportunity to purchase a 50% shareholding in the company, and brings a wealth of business knowledge, human resources and organisational expertise as well as general management capability to the franchise
  • In March of 2011 Russell took majority ownership of Nuovo Group through the acquisition of some of the shares held by Robin La Pere
  • In 2012 Nuovo Group launched Pzazz Building to target larger renovations, additions and new homes

Robin La Pere, Director


  • Robin founded the Fix It Building Services franchise, part of the Nuovo Group, after purchasing the rights to the name and intellectual property from Carters in 2003
  • With post-graduate qualifications in marketing and more than 25 years of management, marketing and franchising experience, Robin's specialist areas are business strategy and marketing
  • Previous roles include senior management, marketing and franchising positions with several leading New Zealand and Hong Kong corporations, including Countywide Bank, Sino Land Company and Fletcher Building
  • As a successful franchise consultant, Robin worked with many clients in the building services industry, including  Fletcher Aluminium, Signature Homes, Hire A Hubby, and Carters
  • In 2008, Robin took the opportunity to increase his shareholding in the business and to focus on developing a number of opportunities for developing and expanding the franchise in the future
  • In March of 2011 Robin sold a parcel of his shares to Russell Poole and ceased to work full time in the business but remains on the Board of Directors
  • In 2012 Nuovo Group launched Pzazz Building to target larger renovations, additions and new homes