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Raleigh, N.C. – Feb. 20, 2020 – FM:Systems, a provider of solutions that enable facility and real estate teams to better manage and optimize their facilities, achieved record company growth and expansion in 2019. With the 2019 acquisition of Rifiniti Workplace Analytics and Asure Software’s Workspace Management product portfolio, over 1,400 organizations are using FM:Systems workplace management solutions to oversee more than 3 billion square feet across 30 countries worldwide. In 2019 alone, over half a million people made more than 40 million reservations with FM:Systems products. Industry leaders like JLL have partnered with FM:Systems to bring innovative technologies to market and during the last year, these partners have tripled their FM:Systems revenue generation.
“The benefits our clients are seeing from managing their facilities and delivering employee oriented workspaces is inspiring,” said Kurt von Koch, CEO of FM:Systems. “Our customers’ success is translating into amazing results for them, for our partners, and for us. Demand for innovative workplace management solutions has never been higher, and we look forward to another year of tremendous growth and adoption of our products.”
To help fuel and manage this rapid growth, the company has added four new executives to the leadership team. The new FM:Systems staff members are Joe Karbowski, Chief Technology Officer (CTO); Kellie Hunter, VP Global Services; Karen Styres, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Deb Hill, Senior Director of Human Resources.
“I’m pleased to welcome these experienced leaders that have both a wealth of knowledge managing their areas of expertise and proven, hands-on experience in driving high-growth teams to success. These new additions will further strengthen the FM:Systems executive team and help us to continue delivering the market’s most unique and complete solution suite for facilities and real estate teams,” stated von Koch.
As CTO, Karbowski will lead the strategy and development of FM:Systems technology and products, helping the company continue to broaden and deepen its industry leading solution suite to support customers globally. Karbowski has extensive experience in leading software development, engineering and SaaS infrastructures, most recently with Asure.
In her role as VP Global Services, Hunter will ensure maximum client benefits from successful implementations and ongoing service of FM:Systems solutions. She has over 20 years of experience leading global Professional Services and Support teams with a focus on client success. Prior to joining FM:Systems, she was global Vice President and General Manager at Asure UK and OccupEye Ltd. Hunter also sat on the Board of Directors for Calconnect, a consortium working to bring standards to calendaring and scheduling.
With her CMO position, Styres assumes responsibility of the company’s marketing strategy and will oversee demand generation, partner and customer marketing, as well as the company’s brand and communications strategy. She has successfully led marketing teams at emerging technology companies for more than 25 years, joining FM:Systems from leading low-code application development vendor, OutSystems.
Hill oversees the company’s Human Resources strategy and operations in her capacity as Sr. Director of HR. She has been a talent leader for over 15 years with focus on leading and scaling talent management for rapidly growing technology companies. Hill is known for her skills ensuring the hiring and retention of the right people while building industry-leading company cultures.
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. For more information about FM:Systems, please visit
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