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FM:Systems is led by a group of individuals who understand facility management and how to successfully develop and deliver enterprise software.
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.
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.
Vice President of Marketing
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 Marketing at FM:Systems where he manages all aspects of marketing strategy and planning. 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
Vice President of Customer Support
As VP of Customer Support, Bert is responsible for hiring, training, equipping, and evaluating the technical support team in order to provide superior service to the customer. Additionally, he analyzes customer requests for trends in order to provide insight for improvements. His goal is to contribute to an ever improving customer experience. Bert has been with FM:Systems since March 2000.
Bert has more than thirteen years of experience with technical support and software troubleshooting. Prior to joining FM:Systems, Bert served in customer service for Chase Bank of Texas.
Bert is a native of Georgia and has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston.
Kurt von Koch
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.
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.
Kurt von Koch
Independent Research Firm Names FM:Systems the Top Performer in Space Management and Workplace Services Software
FM:Systems received the top combined score in Space Management and Workplace Services RALEIGH, N.C. – 4/12/2018 – FM:Systems has been recognized as the top performer by Verdantix in their report, ‘IWMS Benchmark: Space Management And Workplace Services.’ As a leading provider of Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS) and Computer-aided Facility Management (CAFM) software, FM:Systems differentiates read more »
Providing best practice guidance to help organizations more effectively manage their space RALEIGH, N.C. – 2/08/2018 – FM:Systems, a leading provider of Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS) and Computer-Aided Facility Management (CAFM) software, today announced the release of space management best practice guidelines based upon more than 30 years working with clients and the facility read more »
Zenit brings expertise in healthcare and higher education to the FM:Systems Partner Program in Quebec
Zenit brings industry knowledge and BIM expertise to Facility Management customers in Quebec RALEIGH, N.C. – 2/01/2018 – Zenit, a Building Information Modeling (BIM) software and consulting services firm has partnered with FM:Systems as a value added partner specializing in bringing BIM expertise to building owners in the healthcare and higher education space. FM:Systems is read more »
Marriott Columbus University Area
FM:Systems is a diamond sponsor for the CFTA Conference, a conference where a diverse group of professionals get together to discuss using FM technologies to better manage their campus facilities. Brian Haines, FM:Systems Vice President of Marketing, will be presenting, "The Future of Smart Buildings and Space Utilization – Understanding and Analyzing How Your Staff, Faculty and Students are Interacting with Your Space" on Thursday, July 31 from 1-2:30PM in Olentangy A. He will also be doing a keynote presentation on Thursday, August 2 from 8-8:25AM in the Franklin Ballroom.
Charlotte Convention Center
Charlotte, North Carolina
Come to IFMA’s World Workplace to stay on top of the latest trends and developments that impact your facilities, and benefit from the insights of Facility Managers, workplace and business professionals. Michael Schley, FM:Systems Founder and Chairman, will be presenting, "Space Utilization in Real Time - How Sensors and the Internet of Things are Providing Essential Data to Support New Ways of Working" on October 4 from 1:45-2:45PM in 209AB.
Giving back to the
#FM:Systems partners with CODEP to build a computer lab in Haiti
CODEP is a program of the Haiti Fund, an organization that was founded to help provide local residents with basic tools and knowledge. The goal of the organization is to help Haitians build better lives for themselves by equipping them with new skills that will help them to rely less on outside assistance. Over the past 23 years, CODEP has worked with Haitians — responding to issues that affect their livelihoods — such as reforestation. This is necessary because 98% of trees have been cut in Haiti, which has caused erosion and little topsoil remains. This is a major issue because without trees, local farmers are unable to farm and provide a sufficient lifestyle for themselves.
CODEP is now expanding their efforts to include programs that will help Haitians develop modern day skills.
About The Project
FM:Systems is partnering with CODEP to establish a business school that will teach basic computer, budgeting, and planning skills. The company will donate the people and resources needed to network four classrooms with 11 laptops.
Prior to traveling to Haiti, FM:Systems’ employees will develop a curriculum to teach basic computing and business skills. The curriculum will include knowledge of Microsoft Office–Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint–as well as basic internet and E-mail skills.
Traveling to Haiti
Several FM:Systems’ employees will travel to Haiti to implement this project and they will work hands on in the business school to set up the laptops and transfer their curriculum knowledge to the Haitians who will run the school.
About the Project
After the project is complete, FM:Systems will maintain ongoing communication with the business school to provide technical assistance and keep track of the progress the school has made.
To learn more about the Haiti Fund and other projects CODEP is working on, please visit their website at https://www.haitifundinc.org/ for more information.
#Partnering with Charlotte Rescue Mission to provide software and support to its facility management team.
Charlotte Rescue Mission Man Charlotte Rescue Mission is a non-profit, Christian-based organization that helps men and women break the chains of addiction and homelessness. With two separate facilities, “Rebound” for men and “Dove’s Nest” for women and children, they serve over 900 people per year. The goal of the organization is to help people who struggle with addiction and homelessness learn how to live sober, stable lives and become contributing members of society. Over the past 75 years, Charlotte Rescue Mission has seen thousands of lives transformed through the use of its on-site certified counselors, nursing staff, and twelve-step recovery program.
In September of 2012, Charlotte Rescue Mission increased its women’s facility from 12 beds to 120 beds for 90 women and 30 children. Due to the fast growth, there was an increasing need for an Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS).
About their needs
Charlotte Rescue Mission now has an increasing need to be able to enter, assign, and track work orders, including cost of labor and materials. The organization also needs a program that will allow its staff to manage the workflow in terms of prioritization, which will allow them to pull reports that they’ve never had before, such as cost reports by department, building, and trade (e.g., electrical, plumbing, etc.). Having a system in place will help the staff plan for future budget and staffing needs and manage fund depreciation for future replacement. In addition, software will allow them to track preventive maintenance and understand what they are able to do in-house versus what needs to be outsourced.
About the project
Charlotte Rescue MissionFM:Systems is working with Charlotte Rescue Mission to establish an easy, efficient way to manage facilities. FM:Systems donated an organizational license to FM:Interact, its IWMS software, as well as the people and resources needed to help Charlotte Rescue Mission successfully implement the software and get up to speed.
Ann Parker, Director of Facilities for Charlotte Rescue Mission expressed the organization’s appreciation. “Thanks to FM:Systems, Charlotte Rescue Mission will now be able to address maintenance needs in a fast, effective, and efficient way. Not only is FM:Systems providing the software, but they have also offered to host it and support it so our IT department doesn’t have to be involved. We could never have done this without the help of FM:Systems.”
To learn more about Charlotte Rescue Mission, please visit their website at https://charlotterescuemission.org/ for more information.