Michael Schley is the Chairman 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.

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.