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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.
Vice President of Marketing
Brian Haines is a nineteen year veteran of marketing and product management of Cloud and desktop products specifically created for the building industry. Brian is currently the Director 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 responsibilies 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 Consulting Services
As the director of consulting, Eric oversees all implementation projects to ensure FM:Interact meets the business objectives of FM:Systems customers. He also assists the sales team during pre – sales discussions. Eric joined FM:Systems in 2007.
Eric graduated from Ferris State University in Michigan with a Bachelors of Science degree in facilities management.
Vice President of Software Development
Gary leads the FM:Systems development team with a thorough understanding of the demands of designing successful systems for large enterprises. His primary roles include managing the software development process, hosting solutions, and internal IT. As VP of development, Gary is constantly looking ahead for ways to innovate the software development process.
He combines his experience and knowledge with research provided by product management and feedback from customers and partners to create an enterprise software solution used by companies across the globe. From initial design to quality control and release management, Gary’s vision brings together a software system that is robust, efficient, and meets the demands of a large customer base.
Gary also manages the hosting and internal IT departments. Under his leadership, the hosting department provides an enterprise ready instance of FM:Interact in a secure and highly available cloud-based model that is significantly more cost effective than self-hosted. Prior to joining FM:Systems Gary spent nine years with VisionAIR, Inc. In his most recent role as a Senior Systems Engineer / DBA, he was responsible for the design and development of custom real-time mission critical data exchange interfaces for multiple local and state law enforcement agencies.
Gary is a native of Southern California and a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.
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
As President, Kurt is responsible for overseeing FM:Systems’ operations and implementing the company’s strategy for continued expansion. His primary role is to drive revenue growth and operational efficiency by providing oversight and direction to all FM:Systems departments.
Kurt has more than fifteen years of experience in the CAFM, ERP, CAD and GIS industries. Previously Kurt was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for FM:Systems. Kurt was also the Director of Sales for Business Technology Solutions and held leadership roles at two Autodesk value-added resellers.
Kurt has a BA in history and a BA in political science from the University of Delaware.
Chief Financial Officer
Tom Mense has over 30 years of financial and operational management experience in software development, integrated electronic security systems, manufacturing, residential real estate development, construction, residential and commercial property management and insurance. During his career he has held financial management positions including Controller for a UK based accounting software development company, Director of Finance for an aerospace manufacturer, Vice President of Finance for a publicly traded insurance underwriter and Chief Financial Officer of a private equity company.
Mr. Mense graduated from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio and holds a BSBA in Accounting and an MBA concentrating in Finance. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.
IFMA Fellow, CEO and Founder
Michael Schley is the CEO 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. He is responsible for overseeing company operations and guiding the company’s product direction.
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
FM:Systems Partners with CoWorkr to bring real-time space utilization analysis to the building industry
CoWorkr brings their IoT sensor technology and real-time space utilization technology to the FM:Systems Industry Partner Program RALEIGH, N.C. – 10/03/2016 – FM:Systems, a leading provider of Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS) and Computer-Aided Facility Management (CAFM) software, announced a partnership agreement with CoWorkr, an emerging leader in the area of real-time occupancy sensing and read more »
Novigos brings their industry expertise in BIM to FM:Systems International Certified Business Partner Program Rome, Italy – May 26, 2016 – Novigos Engineering, an Autodesk Certified Reseller, today announced their partnership with FM:Systems to provide integrated Building Information Modeling (BIM) and facility management solutions in Italy. FM:Systems is an innovator in the Integrated Workplace Management read more »
FM:Systems® Announces the Availability of FM:Interact Version 8.5 with Powerful New Business Intelligence Tools and Ease of Use
Enhancements include new streamlined reporting and an enhanced highly configurable user interface RALEIGH, N.C. – 5/19/2016 – FM:Systems, a leading provider of Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS) and Computer-Aided Facility Management (CAFM) software, announced the forthcoming availability of version 8.5 of its Web-based FM:Interact Workplace Management Suite. Available in June, FM:Interact version 8.5 offers new read more »
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.