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.