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.

Irina Mladenova

Irina Mladenova

Vice President of Analytics Solutions

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Irina Mladenova

Vice President of Analytics Solutions

With her interdisciplinary experience covering real estate, urban planning, sustainability, and technology assessment, Irina leads Rifiniti’s strategy and continuous enhancement of Rifiniti’s workplace business intelligence solution. Previously, she served as VP Research and Consulting at Sustainability Roundtable Inc and as in her role she consulted to Directors of Real Estate of 60+ Fortune 500 companies in the development and deployment of portfolio-wide strategies focused on greater efficiency and sustainability. She is the lead author of about 1,500 pages of published management best practices for sustainable real estate in addition to articles in prominent international journals. Prior to joining SR Inc, for two years Irina was a core member of the Harvard Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure and worked for developing a rating system for evaluating the sustainability of key infrastructure types (transportation, water, energy, water, telecommunication, and landscape). Irina has also consulted to the NYC Mayor’s Office of Long-term Planning and Sustainability on the development of first 100+ green building codes (passed February 2010) in sections on: Energy and Ventilation, Climate Adaptation, Lighting, Water, Materials, Site and Storm Water, Construction Practices, and Homes. Irina completed an A.B. in Urban Studies at Harvard College and a Master in Urban Planning with a concentration in Sustainable Design and development at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Her field work and research for large-scale, strategic development and socio-economic projects include China, India, Argentina, Singapore, Austria, Bulgaria, Senegal, and US.
Michael Gresty

Michael Gresty

Vice President of Workplace Analytics

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Michael Gresty

Vice President of Workplace Analytics

Michael Gresty has over 25 years of experience advising Fortune 500 companies on various aspects of corporate real estate and sustainability. He has consulted to senior executives on the development and management of more efficient buildings and on the integration of sustainability into company strategy, operations and culture. He is a frequent speaker on green buildings and sustainability at industry events, webinars and conferences, and has facilitated numerous LEED projects including large office, data center, retail, hospitality, and residential projects. He previously worked on large infrastructure and design projects in the USA and France, and for five years on the development of engineering and technical software in South Africa. Previously, Michael was Managing Partner at Altanova Energy+Sustainability and a co-founder of Kinetix, two leading boutique sustainability consultancies in NYC. Michael was also a co-founder of the more than 1,000 member Sustainability Practice Network (SPN) non-profit based in New York City. Michael received his Architecte DPLG from the Ecole d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville. He also holds a Bachelor of Architectural Studies from the University of Cape Town.
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.
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 founder of FM:Systems and led the company as CEO until his retirement in 2017. Today he serves on FM:Systems’ Board of Directors and is engaged in guiding company strategy.

Mr. Schley is recognized globally for his expertise in Facility Management technology and has spoken at numerous conferences throughout the world including Facility Management conferences in Australia, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Zurich, Amsterdam and numerous conferences in the United States. 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. He also organized and chaired the Workplace Strategy Summit conference held at Cornell University in 2012 and in the UK in collaboration with University College London in 2014.

Mr. Schley was recognized by the International Facility Management Association as an IFMA Fellow in 2008, one of fewer than 110 individuals so honored. He served as Chair of the IFMA Foundation, the organization that oversees the Facility Management Accredited Degree Programs throughout the US, Europe and Asia. While leading the IFMA Foundation’s Knowledge Management Committee, he oversaw the publication of three books including the ground-breaking BIM for Facility Managers publication. He has also been a Visiting Lecturer at Cornell University teaching the course “BIM for Facility Management” and serves on the FM advisory board at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Mr. Schley 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.