The Executive Team behind HBS
Our unique approach to best-in-class customer service and support couldn’t be made possible without the dedication and expertise of our executive team. Below you can see those that help make HBS exceptional every single day!
Howard Schmitter, CMCA. AMS
Howard has over 25 years of experience in the logistics field serving on the Board of three companies. His operations background has served him well in the field of HOA management beginning with contract negotiations and all areas of construction and project management. Howard was born in Columbus, Ohio and has lived in Indianapolis, Denver, Cleveland and Annandale, New Jersey. He has served on numerous committees overseeing charitable operations within the cities that he has resided in.
Barbara Schmitter leads the finance team with an extensive education and background in business administration, accounting and collections. She is responsible for maintaining all H.O.A. records and related reporting for HBS Management Solutions and their clients.
Director of Accounting
Bradley Gusick serves as Director of Accounting for HBS Management Solutions. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Arizona in 2005 and has since had ten years of experience working in accounting and finance in Tucson, Arizona.
He has extensive experience in financial reporting and analysis, budgeting, forecasting, cost accounting and process analysis most recently working in finance for a Fortune 500 national defense, science and engineering firm.
Jean-Luc Nikiema serves as a Staff Accountant for HBS Management Solutions. He graduated with a Masters in Accounting from the University of Arizona in 2016. Jean-Luc has over eight previous years of experience in accounting and financial reporting. While studying, he gained additional experience in payroll management, QuickBooks, income tax preparation and in accounting consulting. He and his family have resided in Tucson since 2010.
Director of Property Services and Gatehouse Services
Rob Vinyard serves as Director of Property Services and Gatehouse Services. Earning a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Northern University of Arizona in 1992 and a Master’s degree from Northern Arizona University in 1997 in Educational Leadership, he has spent much of his career as a school administrator for the past 20 years.
Property Services Assistant Manager
Janice Eda serves as the Property Services Assistant Manager with special attention to Gatehouse Services. She was born and raised in Southern California. Janice graduated from the University of Arizona College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture with a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments and education in architecture. She also has years of experience working with finance, collections, and home mortgages while providing excellent customer service.
Larry Wawrzyniak has over 30 years of experience in all phases of Supply Chain Management from Strategic Planning and Procurement to Distribution and Logistics for a Fortune Five Hundred Company. He is certified by APICS, “The Association for Operations Management.” Larry was a member for 6 yrs. and Chairman for 3 yrs. of his neighborhood’s Homeowners Executive Advisory Committee in addition to being a member of the Architectural Review Committee for 4 yrs. As a Property Manager for HBS Management Solutions, L.L.C., you can expect a high level of dedicated service in attending to your community’s needs.
Cindy Nickles, CMCA
Cindy Nickles serves as Association Manager and the newest HBS Management Solutions team member. Cindy has lived in Tucson since 1994 and has an extensive background in account development, direct sales and marketing. She entered the field of community association management in 2007. As an onsite community manager for a variety of associations including, a 264 unit condominium complex, master plan development and a 55+ retirement community, her experience includes operation and facility management. Cindy is dedicated to providing excellent customer service and committed to developing strong relationships with her communities.
Kristin Fleming has over 10 years in multi-family housing management experience. She has recently changed rolls into HOA Management. Kristin has lived in Tucson for 20 years, loves the beautiful views that Arizona offers. She is currently managing 4 different communities with over 500 beautiful homes. Kristin is dedicated to offering the highest level of customer service to her homeowners and staff. She is always ready to listen and assist in any way possible.
Brenda Goodell is a seasoned professional Community Manager with HBS Management Solutions and brings ten years of Association Management experience with her. This experience includes a variety of Association Management scenarios to include commercial, condominiums, single family residences, and townhomes while serving Boards ranging from Developer to Homeowners.
She attended the University of Phoenix from 2001-2005 with a major in Business Management and Certifications in Human Resources and Project Management.
Colleen Holland, CMCA, AMS
Colleen has been in Homeowner Association management for over 17 years. She has managed exclusive gated communities, large-scale communities and active adult communities. Colleen knows how to work effectively with Boards, neighborhood committees and homeowners. Colleen has lived in Tucson for 40 years, working in the hospitality industry before finding her niche in HOA management. Colleen has the experience to help guide HOA’s through expansions, updating governing documents and much more. Colleen has spearheaded golf course redesigns, building remodels an supervised staffs as varied as landscapers, maintenance, office staff, security guards and gold course greenskeepers. Rest assured, your community is in great hands with Colleen.
Lexi Hamblin comes to HBS with over a decade in Homeowner Association Management experience. Her past history includes being an onsite Manager of a large master planned residential and commercial project as well as managing portfolios of Associations. Lexi graduated from Texas Tech University with a Biology degree and a minor in Business Management and is looking forward to providing innovative and prudent service to her Board of Directors and Homeowners alike. HBS Management Solutions' boutique level of service and proactive business model motivated her to join our team.
Human Resources/Accounting Specialist
Erin is responsible for maintaining employee personnel records, employee benefits programs, and will serve as a link between management and employees. She will be performing accounting functions in the areas of accounts payable, accounts receivables, collections, and other reporting as requested by management. She is basically an Arizona native, as she has lived in Tucson the majority of her life. She has over ten years in management, human resources and bookkeeping.