V in n
III.6 The 'succeed' group
These verbs are concerned with doing something successfully or unsuccessfully.
Local residents had failed in an attempt to have the march banned.
The United States sent in 28,000 troops in a bid to help the UN succeed in its aim.
In the case of excel, the preposition in is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.See also Structure I above.
excel fail succeed
To reach senior positions, you will also need to excel in managing people, finances, facilities and time.