Over nearly a year, Henrik Hansen interviewed several talented professionals for a newly created position at Spectrum Association Management. As president, this person would be second only to him, oversee five district presidents and be key in upholding the company’s self-described “oddball” culture.

The company, which oversees homeowners’ associations and has been a San Antonio Business Journal Best Place to Work for the past 11 years, had seen such tremendous growth over the past three years that the new position was necessary to support the company’s continued success and strengthen its structure.

Several candidates had all the right skills and impeccable pedigrees, and yet no one quite measured up.

Enter Nicole Obiedo. The mom of two had come on board with no HOA experience but instead had 16 years in managing multifamily complexes. After six months, Hansen said he and the owners had grown extremely comfortable with Obiedo’s leadership and management style.

Balance is the thread that runs through work and home for Obiedo. She works to strike the right balance of fun and productivity, and the right balance of work and family.

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