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Prior to starting Rise Modular, Christian was the founding partner of Lake Harriet Development, a real estate development and investment company, where he discovered the advantages of off-site and volumetric modular construction methods. He previously served as the Vice President of Lake Harriet Capital, a Minneapolis-based family office, where he sourced and led the analysis, diligence, and execution of private investments. Prior to Lake Harriet, Christian worked at Audax Private Equity, Piper Jaffray Healthcare Investment Banking, and Medtronic Corporate Development. Christian received a BA in Economics from Yale University.
Prior to joining Rise Modular, Jason was the Vice President of Operations for Dynamic Homes, a modular manufacturing company with annual production of 150 homes and light commercial projects (hotels and apartments). While at Dynamic Homes, Jason was responsible for all manufacturing, construction, and delivery activities in the company’s 125,000 sq. ft. facility, as well as oversight of the company’s purchasing, estimating, IT, and client service functions. Prior to joining Dynamic Homes, Jason spent time at KanBuild, a modular manufacturing company where he managed the company’s customer service and shipping departments.
- Best Western Plus: Isanti, MN – 54 units of modular hospitality with Podium first floor and two stories of hotel rooms, 52 modules above.
- Dakota Dunes 303 Apartments: Dakota Dunes, SD – 47 units of modular multifamily housing, 96 Modules of three-story market rate apartments.
- Blackhoof Apartments: Cloquet, MN – 30 units of modular multifamily housing, 33 modules of three-story market rate.
Prior to joining the Company, Dave served as President/CEO of the Fullerton Companies, a manufacturer of prefabricated building systems and finish veneers serving both modular and construction markets throughout North America. Prior to Fullerton, Dave spent over 25 years holding various positions, honing his management skills in the area of General Contracting for companies such as Hunt Building Corporation and BOR-SON Construction. Dave holds a degree in Construction Management from North Dakota State University and Civil Engineering from North Dakota State College of Science.
- The Felix Apartment Homes: Burnsville, MN – 348 units Market Rate Apartments Excelsior & Grand: St. Louis Park, MN – 337 units of Market Rate Apartments
- Hotel Ivy & Residences: Minneapolis, MN – 136 Room Luxury Collection Hotel with 80 for- sale condominiums
- Broadmoor Apartments: Richmond, VA 360 units Market Rate Apartments
- Aloft Hotel: Minneapolis, Marriott Flag – 155 Room Limited Service Hotel with first floor retail
- Coachman Trails Apartments: Plymouth, MN – 153 units of Senior Coop Housing
- Higher Ground Housing: Minneapolis, MN – 252 supportive units consisting of 171 shelter beds, 70 SRO and 11 efficiency units
With more than twenty-five years of experience, Stephani Sundry is an accomplished General Counsel, real estate professional, and business strategist. A results-driven leader, Stephani is known for her ability to develop and implement innovative solutions for complex business matters. As an instrumental member of executive leadership teams, she is regularly credited with providing solid, hands on, legal advice that is balanced with a common-sense approach to mitigating risk and maximizing opportunities. With an extensive commercial real estate background, Stephani has been involved in more than 75 real estate transactions across the country.
David joins the Rise Modular team with over 25 years of extensive experience in managing the business development, sales, and marketing functions for companies in construction, commercial real estate, architecture, engineering, and environmental industries. His previous leadership roles in business development include Pie Consulting and Engineering, Greiner Construction, NorthMarq Corporate Solutions, DLR Group and several environmental services companies. He currently serves on several volunteer boards and committees including Minnesota Chapter of the NFL Alumni Association and Jefferson Athletic Foundation. He is also a member of the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce. Previously, David was a board member of IFMA-MN Chapter, Midwest Chapter of CoreNet Global and served as Co-Chair for the YouthLink Night of Hope: Executive Sleep Out. He also served on many youth sports boards and coached girls fastpitch softball for 5 years. David has received extensive sales and leadership training in his career including two years of sales management training at HTC in Eden Prairie based on Wilson Learning, Dardis Communications and Sales Leadership’s Ei Boot Camp. In his spare time, David enjoys hunting, fishing, spending time with his family and supporting his favorite Minnesota sports teams.
Mark has been developing multi-family and mixed-use housing for over 20 years, mostly with Brighton Development Corporation in Minneapolis. Mark’s work includes ownership and rental properties spanning the luxury, senior and affordable markets. A personal highlight of his career was developing a string of properties along the Minneapolis riverfront that established the Mill District and became one of the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Working summers as a construction laborer, Mark earned his BA from Haverford College in Pennsylvania and an MBA from Northwestern University in Illinois.
Linda’s career in the design and construction industry spans more than 35 years, during which time she has built a portfolio of work ranging from museums to multifamily housing. Although she has worked primarily as an architect, Linda has also been a preconstruction manager for a large construction company, a healthcare owner’s representative and a licensed residential contractor. Linda joined Rise Modular after working as the technical director in the multifamily studio for a national architectural firm. In this role, she provided guidance on nearly every type of housing, including market rate, affordable, luxury condo and senior housing/continuum care projects. As Director of Design, Linda fills an important role as the liaison between our clients, design partners, contractors and modular production team.
Prior to joining Rise, Sean served as General Manager for Alexandria Homes, a custom builder utilizing a modular approach that emphasized energy efficiency, cost control, quality and condensed construction timelines. Sean has spent over 20 years in the modular business itself gaining a depth of experience in all aspects of the process including conceptual design, design development, manufacturing, site preparation, installation and final close-out.
Sean’s broad-based experience provides him with a unique background to draw upon as he leads the sales, marketing and the associated project management efforts necessary to support and direct Rise Modular’s corporate sales.
Sean has post-secondary education and training in Business from Fond Du Lac College and drafting and design from Northwest Technical Institute.
Wayne has more than 20 years of experience in the modular building industry. He was the Plant Manager at Huttig Building Products in Saco, Maine. His previous roles also include Operations Manager at Virginia Homes, Plant Manager at KBS Builders, Plant Manager at New England Homes, Operations Manager at Manorwood Homes, Production Manager at All American Homes, and Project Manager- Production Manager at Penn Lyon Homes. Wayne holds numerous industry certifications related to modular construction and manufacturing.
Prior to joining the Rise Modular team, Michael began his career as an attorney at Best & Flanagan where his practice focused on commercial and construction litigation. Michael practiced law for ten years before leaving in favor of more entrepreneurial pursuits. In 2000, Michael began serving as Chief Financial and Operating Officer for Mosquito, Inc, a designer and manufacturer of private-label consumer products sold by many of the nation’s best-known retailers. During Michael’s tenure at Mosquito, annual revenue grew from $1 million to $10 million, whereby he served more than 150 clients & sourced product from 700+ vendors worldwide. In 2012, Michael started West Emory, which sells custom designer products to retailers including Crate & Barrel, J. Crew, and Target. Later, Michael formed Left Lane Corporation to co-develop mixed-use multifamily projects with the Lander Group. Michael earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and JD from the University of Minnesota Law School.
Mary Tingerthal has spent her professional life working to provide families across the country with better access to homes they can afford. For eight years she led Minnesota’s housing finance agency under Governor Mark Dayton, nearly doubling the number of homeowners and renters served each year during that time. In 2018 the Governor’s Housing Task Force (www.mnhousingtaskforce.com ) published its final report, citing the need for more than 300,000 new housing units to be built in Minnesota by 2023 and calling for innovations in housing construction to help make that goal a reality. In 2019 Mary brought together sponsors from the development and construction industries to host the Construction Revolution Summit (www.crsummitmn.com ), where speakers from across the country and participants from across Minnesota explored the potential for off-site construction to make residential construction faster and less expensive. The Construction Revolution continues today, and was named as a top-25 finalist in the 2020 Ivory Prize (www.ivory-innovations.org ) competition.
Mary served as CEO of the National Equity Fund, as major equity investor in affordable rental housing, and has deep experience in the residential finance sector. She has also been a long-time volunteer serving on the boards of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, CommonBond Communities and the National Housing Trust, and was named as a member of the inaugural Community Advisory Council to the Federal Reserve Board in 2015.
Mary serves as a special advisor to Rise Modular, focused on bringing the innovation of modular construction to the attention of developers of affordable and workforce housing. Establishing an open dialogue among developers, architects, contractors, lenders and community leaders about the benefits of off site construction can help more communities to develop the housing they need, and do it more quickly and at a lower cost.
Randi spent more than two decades in the accounting industry before she joined our team as Senior Controller. She started her career working in public accounting, earned her CPA license, and served as Tax Manager for a Big-4 firm, as well as some regional firms. Randi has spent the last ten years working in the capacity of controller for closely-held companies and high-net-worth individuals. Randi received a BA in Business Administration from University of Notre Dame.
Prior to joining the Rise team, Heather worked for custom home builder Baessler Homes in Greeley, CO. Before that she worked in the custom modular home industry for almost 20 years. The previous modular builders for whom she worked are Wardcraft Homes, KanBuild Homes, and All American Homes. Heather has a Technical Associate Degree in Architectural Drafting, and has worked with state inspectors in submitting plans, inspecting houses, and certifying plants. Heather was also on the Colorado Division of Housing Technical Advisory Committee for several years.
Prior to joining Rise, Will served as a Project Manager/Construction Manager at Newport Partners, LLC. His focus was in managing the construction of affordable multifamily housing projects throughout California, Arizona, and Minnesota. Will graduated from St. Johns University with a BA in Economics and Environmental Studies and Master in Business Administration from Grenoble Ecole de Management in Grenoble, France.
Prior to joining Rise, Mike served as a Sr. Project Manager/Project Superintendent at Ironmark Building Company, (formerly Reuter Walton Commercial). His focus was in managing the construction of Market rate & Luxury Apartment buildings around Minneapolis. Mike graduated from Minnesota State University (Mankato) with a BS in Construction Management and Business Administration.