JEFF HARDY is the Chairman and founder of TOPS Software, one of the oldest software companies providing accounting and administrative software to management companies and self-managed communities. Prior to founding TOPS Software, Jeff’s background was in accounting and property management. He worked as a staff accountant and accounting manager for two Fortune 500 companies for eight years, becoming a division accounting manager overseeing four divisions of a large, multi-national technology company in the Washington, D.C. area.
In 1977, Jeff founded a management company which specialized in management of condominium and homeowners associations, eventually managing 15,000 homes in suburban Maryland.
TOPS Software was developed first for use by Jeff’s management company beginning in 1979, then released for sale to the public in 1985. TOPS Software has become the most widely used software for the Condo/HOA industry and continues to stay at the forefront of technology. Joining CAI in 1975, Jeff has been a speaker at a number of local and national CAI conferences on the subject of computers and technology over the years.
National Sales Manager
SouthData has been a part of the Property Management industry for over 25 years, and MICKEY MCGUIRE has been there for much of that time. With a long history of sales and marketing in a variety of industries, Mickey heads up the HOA Division at SouthData covering the U.S. In his capacity as National Sales Manager, his responsibilities reach beyond just sales; Mickey is intimately involved in product development, operations and production.
Throughout the years, he has gained a thorough understanding of the complexity and importance of billing documents and other association communications. He uses this information as a frequent speaker to Property Management groups and CAI chapter events across the United States.