About FM:Systems

 

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

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Who We Are

FM:Systems transforms your workplace experience and enables your organization to bring employees together in exceptional, healthy workplaces that enhance productivity and delight occupants. Our suite of digital workplace solutions provides actionable insights to optimize every facet of your real estate portfolio and ensure your ever-ready workplace is prepared for the unexpected. Over 1500 customers across more than 80 countries worldwide trust FM:Systems to deliver ideal workplace experiences, including leading companies such as HSBC, Samsung, Banner Health, and Boston University. FM:Systems is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina and conducts business globally.

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. 

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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.

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Kurt von Koch

CEO and Chairman

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Kurt von Koch

CEO and Chairman

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.
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Tim Taylor

Chief Financial Officer

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Tim Taylor

Chief Financial Officer

Tim is a seasoned software executive with 20+ years’ experience in finance and operations management within private equity portfolio companies as well as multibillion-dollar corporations. Prior to FM:Systems, Tim was Chief Financial Officer for PAS Global leading their successful sale to Hexagon. Prior to PAS, Tim worked for Paradigm, Eagle Global Logistics, Deloitte & Touche, Protiviti, and Arthur Andersen. Tim holds a B.S. in Finance from Louisiana State University.
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Josh Langford

Chief Revenue Officer

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Josh Langford

Chief Revenue Officer

Josh Langford has more than 25 years of technology sales leadership experience in early, mid, and late stage VC and PE backed companies as well as publicly traded corporations. He has an accomplished record of driving repeatable revenue growth and leading impactful, results-driven sales teams for organizations. Most recently, he served as Chief Revenue Officer for DTN delivering SaaS solutions to customers in Weather, Agriculture, and Refined Fuels industries.  Prior to DTN, Josh worked for Veritas, ADS, IPsoft, Verizon, and Enron.  Josh holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame.
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Chris Peacock

Chief Technology Officer

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Chris Peacock

Chief Technology Officer

Chris is a seasoned executive with proven results in delivering innovative technology solutions in diverse disciplines and industries within global organizations and startups. With 30+ years of experience focused on SaaS, large-scale distributed systems, infrastructure, cloud migration, data science, organizational efficiency and scale, strategic and tactical planning, digital transformation and innovation, contract management, and vendor relationships. Chris is a cultivator of effective and impactful teams comprised of high-performing, in-demand technical talent.
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Karen Styres

Chief Marketing Officer

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Karen Styres

Chief Marketing Officer

As Chief Marketing Officer, Karen is responsible for overseeing all aspects of FM: Systems’ global marketing and business development.  She has been leading innovative marketing teams for over 25 years, with a focus on driving growth for emerging technology companies. Karen’s experience includes 4 early stage software companies who IPO’ed, one company acquired by Dunn & Bradstreet and another that was acquired by Vignette (now OpenText). Most recently, she led Global Field and Customer Marketing for OutSystems, a Lisbon-based application development platform vendor.

Karen earned her MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and her BBA from University of Kentucky.

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Brian Haines

Chief Strategy Officer

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Brian Haines

Chief Strategy Officer

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 Chief Strategy Officer 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.
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Kellie Hunter

Senior Vice President of Customer Success

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Kellie Hunter

Senior Vice President of Customer Success

Kellie is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience leading global Professional Services and Support teams with a focus on client success. Prior to joining FM Systems, Kellie served as the global Vice President and General Manager for Asure UK and OccupEye Ltd based out of the United Kingdom. She also sat on the Board of Directors for Calconnect, the consortium working to bring standards to calendaring and scheduling. Earlier in her career, she worked as a Product Manager for Lotus and IBM on defining and delivering global software solutions.

Kellie holds an MBA from Bentley University.

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Deb Hill

Vice President of Human Resources

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Deb Hill

Vice President of Human Resources

As Vice President of Human Resources for FM:Systems, Deb leads the HR function and oversees culture, people and talent strategy for the company. She has been a talent leader for over 15 years, with a strong focus on leading and scaling Talent Acquisition for rapidly growing technology companies. Deb joined FM:Systems in 2018 and immediately began transforming and building the company’s HR processes around finding and hiring talented people, employee engagement and total employee rewards. During Deb’s tenure with the company, FM:Systems has grown from under 100 employees primarily in 1 location to over 200 employees in the US, UK and Bulgaria. Deb has a BA in Business Administration from Drake University in Des Moines, IA and is currently pursuing her SHRM-SCP Certification. She is passionate about hiring and retaining the right people and building an industry leading culture.
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Michael Schley

IFMA Fellow, and Founder

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Michael Schley

IFMA Fellow, 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.

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