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 provides workplace management technology and solutions that enable facility and real estate teams to identify, plan, and deliver the ideal workplace experience for every employee. Our leading web-based Integrated Workspace Management System (IWMS) and real-estate analytics software improves management of space, occupancy, renovations, moves, maintenance, property, assets, agile workspaces, employee experience, smart buildings and more. FM:Systems is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, and conducts business throughout the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia Pacific. 

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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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.
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Skip Yakopec

Chief Revenue Officer

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Skip Yakopec

Chief Revenue Officer

As Chief Revenue Officer, 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 for 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.
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Joe Karbowski

Chief Technology Officer

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Joe Karbowski

Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer, Joe focuses on using the best technology approaches that allow our solutions to sit atop the industry. He joined Asure in 2012 when the company he co-founded, RedESoft, was acquired by Asure. In the past, Joe also served as Director of Development at ERP vendor CMI. With more than 20 years of experience in product development and management, Joe shares his expertise to bring enterprise-scale software solutions to market. He's a featured speaker and has published numerous articles on software development techniques and methodologies. Joe earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Michigan Technological University, Houghton.   While Joe might be a self-proclaimed "tech head", he has an artistic side to him as well. He can often be found playing percussion with his wife, recording artist Angela Josephine. When not pounding out code or a wicked beat, Joe and his wife can be found traveling the world, enjoying the outdoors and finding fabulous local fare.
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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

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.
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Kellie Hunter

Vice President of Global Services

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Kellie Hunter

Vice President of Global Services

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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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.
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Deb Hill

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Deb Hill

As Sr. Director of HR 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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