About Us

Leading Edge provides a broad range of sustainable building operations services that help building owners and managers increase net operating income while improving the overall tenant experience and reducing their facility’s environmental impact: the triple bottom line.

The Difference

By working collaboratively with the management and operations teams, Leading Edge makes it easy to in- corporate sustainable practices into everyday operations and to achieve the highest green standards, including LEED and ENERGY STAR. With over 75 years of combined experience in all facets of building management and operations, we have a track record of success.

Michael-OddoMichael Oddo,

a partner at Leading Edge, brings over 25 years of industry experience to the management team. Michael is responsible for strategic planning, analysis and marketing. He pursues his eco-positive vision by developing award-winning recycling programs and labor-saving, green cleaning systems. His area of expertise includes RFP development for green cleaning, product procurement, waste hauling and recycling services. Michael teaches RPA classes for BOMA and is active in several conservation and recycling related organizations including the US Green Building Council.



andyAndy Rhoades,

a partner at Leading Edge, leads our sustainability team. His responsibilities include project management, new business development, and overseeing all aspects of the firm’s operations. Andy brings over 20 years of extensive property and facility management experience.

Previously employed by Thomas Properties Group as Senior Operations Manager, Andy was instrumental in opening the Joe Serna Jr.- Cal/EPA Headquarters Building. The 25-story, 950,000 square foot office building was completed in early 2001. It is located in downtown Sacramento and is recognized nationally as a highly efficient and sustainable commercial office development winning the BOMA TOBY award and becoming LEED Platinum certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Andy is a LEED Accredited Professional and is very involved in determining ways to save energy and reduce operating costs on the projects he is involved with.



Northwest Water & Energy Education Institute (Energy Management Certificate)
PG&E Retro commissioning Workshop Series

William Rogers

William Rogers,

brings a blend of knowledge and skills to the company from his 31 years of experience as an Operating Engineer in commercial high-rise properties and from prior work in commercial construction and audio-video production. He was previously employed with ABM Facility Services for 28 years in the downtown Los Angeles and Century City markets. Twenty-four years were served as Chief Engineer. William’s varied background has provided him with an excellent understanding of the complexities of the modern high-rise and greatly influenced his approach to building operation and maintenance. He explains that his approach as simply (1) Identify, restore and maintain the original engineering designs of a property and (2) continually look for opportunities for improvement.   While this focus may seem obvious to most, the former continues to be the greatest drawback to efficient facility operations. William has enjoyed success with this focus and excelled, most notably, in the restoration and upgrade of underperforming properties. In addition one of his most memorable accomplishments was the 2008 BOMA Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) award for 1901 Ave of the Stars.

Certified Operating Engineer
ISO 9001
EPA 608

Jaime VillarinoJaime Villarino-Eilenberger,

Sustainability Manager working to ensure buildings and properties are running as efficiently as possible and guides property and facility managers through the LEED certification process.

With a background in construction management, Jaime has over ten years of project management, project engineering, estimating and scheduling experience. Jaime is passionate about integrated design to ensure efficiency and a healthy environment for occupants. Residing in Reno, NV she is the chair for the  U.S. Green Building Council’s Northern Nevada committee and the Sustainability Liaison to the American Institute of Architects Northern Nevada chapter.

Jaime earned a B.A. in Geography with an Emphasis in Environmental Analysis from California State University, Fullerton, a Construction Management Certificate and Sustainability Certificate from UCLA Extension and a Project Management Certificate from UCI Extension.

Fitwel Ambassador
GGP – Green Globes Professional
GPRO – Green Professional Building Skills Training
PMP – Project Management Professional

 Katie Freeze,

developed an interest in green building and design through on-campus volunteer organizations while attending UCSB. With a background in LEED project coordination and engineering, she guides clients though the LEED documentation process and offers sustainability best practices advice to property and facility managers.
Katie earned a B.A. degree in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.




Fitwel Ambassador

fullsizerender-1Andrea Rhoades,

graduated with a B.F.A. in Dance and a minor in Education from University of California, Santa Barbara in June 2017. She was an active member in her sorority and was elected Property Manager for the 2014-2015 school year. This led to her interest in the field of building operations. She began interning for Leading Edge in the summer of 2015.

Ariana Persico,

graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a B.A. in History and a B.A. in Dance in June 2017. After working for The Walt Disney Company in Orlando, Florida she became very interested in learning about the best sustainability practices for buildings and larger companies. She is pursuing a Master’s in Museums Studies with an emphasis in Native American History and looks forward to applying best sustainability practices in museums. She began interning for Leading Edge in January of 2017.