Darren Jakel

Darren Jakel

Vice President, Building Operations

Darren oversees the physical and mechanical operations of all properties in StuartCo’s portfolio and assures that they are maintained at their peak performance level. He supervises building operations and a roving maintenance team as well as after-hours maintenance needs and emergency response. He also serves as Project Manager on capital improvements, solicits bids, and maintains vendor relations. He prepares and delivers quarterly maintenance training, annual caretaking training, new maintenance tech orientation, and continuing education. As Safety Committee Director, he oversees company safety practices and procedures, training programs, and meetings.

Darren is an active member of the Minnesota Multi-Housing Association, participating on the Municipal Affairs Committee and the CRMT (Certified Resident Maintenance Technician) program. He also serves as a member of the Rogers City Council.

Lisa Habisch

Lisa Habisch

Director of Human Resources & Organizational Effectiveness

Lisa partners with executive leadership to develop and drive our talent strategy and HR initiatives that support our organizational effectiveness and strong company culture.  She and her team are responsible for employee engagement, organizational development, performance and talent management, recruitment, training and development, rewards and recognition, employee benefits and payroll.  She is also responsible for labor law compliance, safety and risk management, workers compensation, event planning and wellness. 

Stacy Ekholm

Stacy Ekholm

Senior Portfolio Director

Stacy is responsible for all aspects of property management for a portfolio of market rate and affordable properties in the Twin Cities. She oversees the financial success, building integrity, employee development, resident relations, and capital project planning.

Stacy holds the following designations: Certified Residential Manager (CRM), Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS), and Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA). She is an active member of the MN Multi-Housing Association and was the recipient of the MMHA MADACS 2012 Multi-Site Manager Award.

Matt McNeill

Matt McNeill

Director of Senior Living

Matt is responsible for all aspects of property management for a portfolio of senior living facilities in the Twin Cities. He oversees financial and operational success, ensures regulatory compliance and quality, and leads long-term program planning.

Matt has worked to successfully lead more than $250 million in new real estate development. His work includes experience in real estate development, property management, third-party management, and home care operations. He is a graduate of Marquette University and a National LeadingAge Larry Minnix Leadership Academy Fellow. He served as the Board Chair of the RiverWest Condominium Association, The Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging Board of Directors, and The Minneapolis Downtown Neighborhood Association. 

Andrew Shoaf

Andrew Shoaf

Senior Portfolio Director

Andrew has over 18 years of experience in the multi-family housing industry and is responsible for all aspects of property management for a portfolio of market rate properties in the Twin Cities. He oversees the financial success, building integrity, employee development, resident relations, and capital project planning.

Andrew is an active member of the MN Multi-Housing Association and was the recipient of the MMHA MADACS Multi-Site Manager Award in 2017. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.

Steve Stoick

Steve Stoick

Portfolio Director

Steve is responsible for all aspects of property management for a portfolio of market rate properties in the Twin Cities and Wisconsin. He oversees the financial success, building integrity, employee development, resident relations, and capital project planning.

With over 18 years of experience in the multi-family housing industry, Steve is a member of the MN Multi-Housing Association and was the proud recipient of the 2017 MADACS Award for Community Manager.  He attended Bethel University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. 

Matt Theis

Matt Theis

Controller

Matt oversees the accounting operations of StuartCo and its related entities. He and his team seek to provide efficient vendor payment solutions, resident payment processing, and accurate financial statement reporting for site managers as well as ownership. They are the primary point of contact for all accounting related inquiries including payables, receivables, and general ledger entries providing customer support to corporate and property management staff. Matt has held controller roles in the construction industry for over 15 years and an additional 6 years of accounting management in commercial real estate.

Travis Guza

Travis Guza

Director of IT

Travis oversees all areas of information systems including report creation, integrating software programs to communicate with one another, and providing proper data backup and network security. He assists all computer users providing software support and training for property management software, Microsoft Office, e-mail, and other applications. He administers software purchasing, installation upgrades and oversees licensing.

Beth Rydeen

Beth Rydeen

Director of Marketing

Beth leads the marketing efforts for StuartCo and their portfolio of properties providing direction and guidance in the development and execution of all marketing, branding and social media strategies, initiatives and campaigns.

She and her collaborative team are responsible for corporate communications, branding, marketing collateral, public relations, social media and websites, graphic design, advertising, analytics and research as well as supporting HR and event planning.

Beth is a proud alumna of the University of Minnesota with a degree in Journalism/Mass Communications.  She is an active volunteer and member of MNCREW and the MN Multi-Housing Association.

Gerry Ewald

Gerry Ewald

Lead Designer

As Lead Designer, Gerry keeps a consistent watch over our apartment upgrades, amenity space renovations, and general design projects. He identifies materials that are both fresh and functional, negotiates volume discounts, and eliminates the need for costly outsourcing– allowing StuartCo to prioritize design projects.

Darren Jakel

Vice President, Building Operations

Lisa Habisch

Director of Human Resources & Organizational Effectiveness

Stacy Ekholm

Senior Portfolio Director

Andrew Shoaf

Senior Portfolio Director

Matt McNeill

Director of Senior Living

Matt Theis

Controller

Steve Stoick

Portfolio Director

Travis Guza

Director of IT

Beth Rydeen

Director of Marketing

Gerry Ewald

Lead Designer