Sharper Management


Sharper Management Leadership Team

Nick Schilling

Nick holds a degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, where he graduated cum laude. His experience includes accounting, information technology, internal auditing, and financial analysis for a Fortune 500 financial service company. He also earned Six Sigma Green Belt Certification prior to joining Sharper Management in 2010. Nick is Sharper Management’s lead innovator who ensures our technology is cutting edge and works to make our systems efficient and beneficial for Sharper’s clients.

Dan Cunningham, ESQ.

Dan, licensed as an attorney in both CA and MN, earned his undergraduate degree at UC Santa Barbara and went on to Pepperdine University School of Law where he earned his law degree in 1997. Upon graduation from law school and practicing law for 12 years in both CA and MN, he then began his career in real estate where he has extensive experience holding various positions in the mortgage industry and the land, commercial, and apartment brokerage sectors. He stays current with legislation, legal matters, and actively works to progress Sharper’s imprint in the local marketplace. His legal background coupled with his active brokerage license proves beneficial for Sharper Management’s clients.

Grant Peterson

Grant began his career in real estate sales in 2016, specializing in HOA sales. His HOA experience doesn’t stop there—he also served a term on the board of directors for his condo association from 2017-2019. His ability to identify and nurture talent when hiring and training new employees is a huge contribution to Sharper Management. He accomplishes this by leading from the front, where he can quickly respond to process failures and create solutions to ensure Sharper Management can grow while maintaining great service.

Natalie Martynow

Natalie brings many years of experience in property management as Sharper’s VP of Community Management. She began her career as an Assistant Property Manager in the apartment field where she lived onsite in a 120-unit complex. This position gave her a first-hand look at the needs of residents and how important the role of the property manager is to a complex. She later purchased an investment property in a 402-unit condominium association. To better understand how Association’s work, she began attending Board meetings regularly. She ultimately ran for a position on the Board and later became the President.

Josh Reams

Josh is an industry veteran with 15-years of experience in association management. He’s served various roles at Sharper since 2013, wearing many hats and working in various functions like marketing, new business development, maintenance coordination, and Associate Director of Community Management, In his current role he gets to pursue his interests in managing HOAs by keeping a small portfolio, applying his skills in writing, marketing and sales, and sharing his passion for education through Board and Manager training opportunities. Josh holds industry designations of Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA), Assiciation Management Specialist (AMS), and the highest designation in our field, the Professional Manager of Community Associations (PCAM).

Todd Essig

Todd has been in the accounting field for over 35-years. Having previously worked for large regional companies, such as the former Dayton-Hudson Corporation, Todd came to Sharper in 2016 to serve as the Accounting Manager/Controller and overall accounting department leader. His robust background in various components of accounting and financial management allows him to lead his team and maintain the accuracy and transparency that Sharper values and strives to bring to all clients. He has a passion for HOAs and brings his expertise to ensure they stay fiscally sound.

Matt Froehlich

After a stint playing professional hockey in Europe, Matt began his career in the real estate industry specializing in the investment sales of multi-family properties in Minnesota. A graduate of Quinnipiac University, he earned dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Finance and Management. Matt was tragically lost in a car accident in June 2021. His vision and goal to continually improve the internal systems, controls, and client offering at Sharper lives on today.