About FM:Systems

 

FM:Systems helps facilities and real estate professionals improve customer service, reduce costs and increase productivity enterprise-wide.

Who We Are

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Headquarters in Raleigh, NC

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FM:Systems is a leading provider of Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS) and the top performer in space management and workplace services software. 

Our broad solution, specializing in space and occupancy, assets and maintenance, real estate and strategic planning, as well as projects and sustainability, empowers our clients to gain insight into how their facility space is utilized, how they enhance efficiency and create an employee-centric workplace.

Our Management Team

FM:Systems is led by a group of individuals who understand facility management and how to successfully develop and deliver enterprise software.

Kurt von Koch

Kurt von Koch

CEO

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Kurt von Koch

CEO

Kurt von Koch is an established leader in the IWMS and CAFM enterprise software markets with more than 20 years of experience in high-tech software solutions. As CEO of FM:Systems, the top-rated facility and real estate software company, Kurt sets the strategic direction of the company and works with each department to ensure a customer-first culture, operational efficiency, and growth of the business.

Kurt joined FM:Systems in 2006 and has held many roles since, most recently as President and prior to that as VP of Sales and Marketing. He has a BA in both history and political science from the University of Delaware.

Will Sendall

Will Sendall

Chief Financial Officer

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Will Sendall

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Will is responsible for overseeing FM:Systems’ financial operations and strategy. He manages all accounting, financial planning and analysis, tax, human resources and long-term strategic planning.

Will has more than fifteen years of experience with subscription and Software as a Service businesses. Previously, Will was Chief Financial Officer for Zift Solutions and prior to that Vice President of Finance for Bronto Software, where he oversaw successful M&A events for both companies. Will also worked for Red Hat and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Will has a BA in Accounting from Appalachian State University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

Skip Yakopec

Skip Yakopec

Vice President of Software Sales

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Skip Yakopec

Vice President of Software Sales

As Vice President of Software Sales, Skip is responsible for the development and execution of global strategy and sales. He is a seasoned sales executive with more than 30 years of experience leading direct, indirect and channels sales for both large and small corporations.

Prior to joining FM: Systems, Skip served as Senior Vice President, Software Sales for the Americas, at Pitney Bowes. Earlier in his career, he worked as Vice President, Global Territory Sales for Emerson and as Vice President, System i for Infor Global Solutions. Skip also spent 30 years at IBM where he built a successful career and held numerous executive positions.

Skip holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Rollins College.

Phil Biegler

Phil Biegler

Vice President of Client Success

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Phil Biegler

Vice President of Client Success

Phil has been leading professional services teams for 20 years in the software industry, with a focus on customer success. He has primarily worked in small and medium sized companies who have been in high growth mode where professional services can contribute to the overall growth. Phil is looking forward to helping FM:Systems achieve our short and long term goals and grow the company while enabling customers to get maximum value out of our technology and solutions.
Loren Shumate

Loren Shumate

Vice President of Marketing

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Loren Shumate

Vice President of Marketing

As VP of Marketing for FM:Systems, Loren Shumate brings almost 25 years of experience as both a marketing and sales leader. Loren has held leadership positions with several hypergrowth technology companies where she raised their public profile through media relations, messaging and branding, and accelerated demand generation to include: progressive analytics software company, QLIK, where she worked from start-up through IPO, marketing technology company, Netsertive, where she was head of marketing for over 3 years and most recently Phononic, a disruptive solid-state technology company that has reinvented cooling and refrigeration. Loren holds a BA in Marketing Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Brian Haines

Brian Haines

Vice President of Strategy

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Brian Haines

Vice President of Strategy

Brian Haines is a twenty year veteran of marketing and product management of Cloud and desktop products specifically created for the building industry. Brian is currently the Vice President of Strategy where he defines and communicates FM:System’s corporate strategy and provides key insights into the future of the industry and the evolving needs of the market and customer base. Brian writes extensively on the topic of BIM and facilities and contributes a bi-monthly column to Revit Community online and is an active blogger. Brian is a frequent speaker and has presented at events such as Autodesk University, IFMA World Workplace, NFM&T and the AIA convention. Brian currently serves as vice-chair for the National Institute of Building Science (NIBS) COBie Task Group (CTG).

Prior to joining FM:Systems, Brian was an Industry Marketing Manager in the Building Industry Group at Autodesk. His primary responsibilities included the Go-To-Market execution for the Autodesk Building Design Suite and several key Cloud Initiatives. Brian has a Bachelors of Architecture degree from the University of Arizona.

Michael Schley

Michael Schley

IFMA Fellow, Chairman and Founder

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Michael Schley

IFMA Fellow, Chairman and Founder

Michael Schley is the Chairman and Founder of FM:Systems. Michael founded FM:Systems in 1984 with the vision of creating a flexible, comprehensive facility management system that could be easily used by facility planners and managers.

Michael is recognized globally for his expertise in FM technology and has spoken at numerous conferences throughout the world including IFMA (International Facility Management Association), World Workplace conferences and FM conferences in Australia, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Zurich, and Amsterdam. He has led several significant industry standards efforts including serving as Chair of the AIA CAD Layer Guidelines Task Force, and co-chair of the IFMA Area Measurement Task Force.

Michael has been recognized as an IFMA Fellow, one of only 94 individuals so honored. He is a Visiting Lecturer at Cornell University, and serves on the FM advisory committees of Cornell University and Georgia Institute of Technology. He recently served as a trustee for the IFMA Foundation and oversaw the publication of four books that the Foundation produced.

Michael has a Master of Architecture degree from the College of Design at North Carolina State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Case Western Reserve University.