At TOPS, we are proud of our amazing team, lead by a great collection of leadership talent. Get to know our team leaders!
Mike Hardy is the President and CEO of TOPS Software, makers of the TOPS suite of software applications for condo and HOA management. Mike has more than 20 years of software and sales management experience.
Mike is a frequent speaker on technology at Community Association industry conferences and a member of the CAI National technology council. He is also a founding partner and speaker at the CAM Profitability Conference, a series of seminars designed to help management executives increase profitability for their management operations.
Prior to joining TOPS Software in 2009, he worked at Vocus, Inc. (VOCUS) where he specialized in web-based solutions for the public affairs industry as a Senior Account Executive. Mike started his sales management career at Enterprise Rent-A- Car. Mike is a graduate of Radford University and has degrees in History and Political Science.
Kevin Hardy is the CTO of TOPS Software and has 20 years of software and development experience.
Kevin is a true "geek" at heart and is passionate about utilizing technology to improve and augment peoples’ lives, both personally and professionally.
Kevin is an avid music lover and (amateur) musician that strives to balance creativity and logic in himself and colleagues.
Patrick is an alum of The University of Georgia. Prior to coming to TOPS, Patrick worked in the Homeowners Association Management industry for 7 years at AssociationREADY.
Patrick has a background in the Real Estate software industry with large home builders where he played an integral part in developing and growing a national builders risk insurance program for the new construction industry.
By working directly with Management Companies, Managers, HOA attorneys and other CAM professionals, Patrick has gained invaluable insight into the industry and uses that knowledge to help clients prepare for the “curve balls” the CAM industry throws.
Andrea is the primary author of the TOPS CAMblog, a valued resource for Community Association Management Professionals.
Having worked in the CAM industry for over 15 years, Andrea is passionate about community association management and the CAM professionals who live and work in the deep end every day. She has achieved her CMCA certification from Community Associations Institute, and is currently working toward her PCAM certification.
Andrea is a strong proponent of the Inbound Marketing methodology to help management companies and communities find their ideal audience and market their services in an effective and helpful manner.
Andrea regularly speaks at industry conferences on social media and marketing issues to help management companies improve their online presence.
When not working, Andrea enjoys spending time with her family playing MMORPGs and generally geeking out on anything sci-fi and fantasy.
Teri has been with TOPS Software since 2010. Teri brings 10 years of technology management, and customer support management to the team.
Teri believes in delivering a successful, relationship building experience to our clients any time we have the chance. He believes that an incredible attitude, tone of voice, smile on your face, delivery, and follow up promote that successful, relationship building experience with our customers.
The success of our technical support team is a testament to those beliefs, and Teri's winning managerial style.
Teri enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children in their home in Tampa Bay Florida. He's also a rabid Dallas Cowboys football fan!
As the Director of Product, Kris is charged with listening to customers’ and partners’ needs and translating them into effective software. He brings over 10 years of product management experience from industries such as Commercial Printing, Mobile Technology, and Web Services.
Kris joined TOPS in 2013 to help realize the vision of bringing TOPS to the cloud. He appreciates the time that many CAM professionals have offered to educate him on the inner workings of their unique management style. You can find him at most of the industry conferences exhibiting new technology and interviewing other industry professionals.
If you happen to find him out of the office then he will likely be enjoying time with his 9 year old clone or at a micro-brewery playing a bar sport – watch out he is a shark!
Sam joined the TOPS team in 2009 as our IT Manager, and has since been selected to be our Director of Operations in addition to leading our Information Systems department. He’s a 13-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and has worked for Verizon, as well as, Wellcare HMO prior to coming to TOPS. His leadership experience and technical abilities combined with his intense focus on helping others, whether internal or external to TOPS, have contributed greatly to his success.
Sam is continually seeking ways to improve our internal processes and himself. A graduate of St. Petersburg College, he has returned to school and will be graduating soon with a second degree in Technology Development and Management. He’s a true team player that’s always available to help anyone that needs assistance.
He and his wife are both big fans of horror movies who frequent horror movie conventions. They enjoy the genre and Halloween so much that they were married in New Orleans on Halloween by a voodoo priest.
Since receiving her BS in Marketing, Brianna Sturm has perfected the art of event management. Brianna started her journey with TOPS over five years ago and has since taken on responsibilities in HR, Company Morale, Events and assisting the President.
In her main role, she is committed to creating beautifully designed and executed events where the clients can feel TOPS love, passion and enthusiasm for them and their success.
When Brianna isn’t busy at TOPS, you will find her enjoying her city of St. Petersburg, Florida either at her favorite yoga studio or on her paddleboard exploring the bay. She also has a passion for travel and experiencing different cultures and escapes town any opportunity she gets.
Brianna is also committed to her involvement with Big Brothers Big Sisters and Purple Dot Yoga Project.