The GFMA Team

Short Blurb about the team

The Global Facility Management Alliance (GFMA) is comprised of some of the most highly experienced and respected facility and estates management subject matter experts who provide professional guidance and support for organizations that desire to achieve best practices, efficiencies, and greatest value for expenditures.
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Stephen Brown
CFM, FMP, SFP, ProFM, CPE, CPMM, MBCP, GGP

Stephen is a founding partner in GFMA. With more than 30 years’ global experience and qualified by many FM organizations to provide credential and knowledge training, he brings a forward-view perspective to promote re-engineering of operations to improve results and reduce costs.

After directing US-based facilities for over ten years, Stephen assumed a senior role guiding a diverse international portfolio. From that time, he held progressively responsible FM roles in the Caribbean, UK/Europe, and the Middle East. After more than 25 years managing the built environment for both private and public sector organizations, Stephen took the path of delivering  value-driven consulting with a strategic FM focus for operational efficiencies, sustainability and environmental matters, risk and business continuity management, and policies/procedures for facility management operations.

Stephen is active in IFMA and AFE program development activities. He serves on the IFMA Certificate Commission and is recognized by IFMA and AFE as a Subject Matter Expert with contributions to the development of the professional credentials study materials. He serves on the AFE Executive Board, as VP for the AFE International Region.
 

Stephen earned an MBA after undergraduate work that combined studies in Architectural Technology and Business Management. He is in steady demand as a qualified facilitator for credentials training programs and as an instructor for other FM training programs. He also regularly authors White Papers, webinars, articles, and blogs. He has been published in several FM industry magazines and has made numerous conference presentations. Known as a dynamic speaker, he engages with the audience to immerse themselves in content interlaced with real-world examples and to enjoy the interactive learning process.
 

Stephen has earned the ProFM credential as well as AFE’s Certified Plant Engineer and Certified Professional Maintenance Manager credentials. He also holds IFMA’s Certified Facility Manager, Facility Management Professional, and Sustainable Facility Professional credentials, GBI’s Green Globes Professional, and DRII’s Master Business Continuity Professional, and Certified Business Continuity Auditor (ISO) credentials.

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Wayne T. Collins
CFM, RPA, FMA, WSL

Wayne Collins is a partner in GFMA. With more than 30 years' of diverse facilities and strategic asset management experience in both the public and private sectors working with all stakeholders to ensure contract compliance, successful financial management, the delivery of key performance objectives and the execution of a comprehensive FM mandate.  

 

Wayne is a motivational leader who led his team to win the BOMA TOBY award. He is active in  IFMA, ProFM, IAM (Institute of Asset Management), PEMAC Asset Management Association of Canada, AFE (The Association for Facility Engineering), CCPPP (The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships), and WAPPP (World Association of PPP Units and PPP Professionals). Wayne is a Certified Facility Manager (CFM) and also holds the BOMI RPA & FMA designations. Wayne was also part of the first cohort of the IFMA Workplace Evolutionaries Workplace Strategy & Leadership (WSL) program where he obtained his certificate in May 2021.

Wayne started the first Canadian chapter for the AFE and his role as President continues with his active engagement. Wayne also created and formed the ISO TC/267 Mirror Committee (Facility Management Standards) so Canada now has a presence on the world stage. He serves as Chair of this important committee. Wayne is passionate about the FM profession and supports the knowledge transfer to facility managers worldwide. 

 

His practice features facilities & asset management, strategic facilities planning, P3 consulting, FM training, workplace management, and IoT technology solutions for various vertical markets.

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David Reynolds
CFM, FMP

David Reynolds, a GFMA partner, brings three decades of extensive experience implementing and managing projects and programs with facility operations and maintenance impact. He has focused on Facility Management exclusively since 2002, becoming an IFMA FMP in 2004 and CFM in 2014.

Performance and process improvement, where client executives and staff optimize work and results to align with corporate strategic initiatives, frame his contributions. To this end, he applies quantitative risk modeling, cause mapping & FMEA, measurement & KPI, capability maturity, and strategic practices of organization and communication based on the Balanced Scorecard. 

David is Immediate Past President of the FM Consulting Council of IFMA and active as board or committee member with the IFMA O&M H&S Community, AFE, and the FM Pipeline Facilithon student competition in conjunction with SkillsUSA. He contributes as author and reviewer in development of the ISO 41000 series of standards for facility management. He is a winner of the FM Consulting Council of IFMA 2017 Kit Tuveson Award, applying the proceeds to working with colleagues to adapt the software engineering process-based Capability Maturity Model for practical use in Facility Management.

 

Associates

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Markus Groll
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Architekt (Vors.)

Markus Groll is an internationally experienced CEO with expertise in architecture, facilities, and management of projects focused on FM technology and systems for global clients. His primary consulting roles involve implementation and configuration of CMMS, BIM, IWMS, and related systems. From the beginning, Markus was instrumental in supporting the GFMA alliance and is a principal contributor in the information technology and applications practice areas.

 

A registered architect specializing in commercial design since 1988, he has provided advice and expertise on all aspects of building construction and maintenance. Markus is based in Germany. He has founded and managed companies in Germany, Jordan, and the UAE.

Markus established an IFMA Regional Chapter in Germany in 1999 to promote facilities management practices and standards. He co-authored and taught the German IFMA Planning & Project Management course. He has served on the Board of the FM Consultants Council of IFMA in multiple prominent positions. He is the 2016 Kit Tuveson Award recipient, with proceeds going to creation of a program of IFMA membership and participation for students in widespread global regions.

Strategic Partners

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Agile Handover applies The Digital Handover Management (TM)  platform for efficient, cost effective, repeatable processing of handover submittals, decreasing cost, increasing quality, and improving data integrity for O&M. The solution supports the Asset Digitization strategies of the owner, realized by Digital Transformation of FM knowledge about the facility.

The patented platform provides a system and methodology for automating information handover from design, construction, commissioning, etc. to O&M systems downstream. Server processes provide management of specifications, quality control, transformation management, associating and stitching data, change and integration, and Impact Analysis.

The value proposition of The Digital Handover Management (TM) platform encompasses efficient, cost effective, and repeatable processing of digital handover submittals, achieving reductions in time/cost by 60-90%, while increasing quality, governance, and compliance.

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BMOC is a facilities management (FM) consulting firm supporting FM organizations that manage buildings at all life cycle stages. BMOC clients come from across the NGO, government, and commercial sectors, from higher education and K-12, to hospitals, to government agencies, to for-profit corporations.

BMOC services help an FM organization of any size get the most out of legacy or newly implemented computer maintenance management systems, CMMS, whether for a single building, campus, or a widespread portfolio of building locations, types, uses, and conditions. BMOC provides professional services, working with the client CMMS to adapt and optimize maintenance management. They do not create and sell software and systems.

BMOC understands maintenance management. Their aim is to make use of available resources to optimize support of maintenance operations and decision making based on data. They work readily with asset management and maintenance management approaches and with diverse data from OEM, installation, design, maintenance history, and field inventory.

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Evolve Business Excellence (EvBex) specializes in facilities management, property, people and business infrastructure. The EvBex Consultancy has developed a unique approach which considers the FM function as a key supporting role for the core business. In its own right EvBex considers facilities management as a holistic entity within an FM Balanced Scorecard mapping the key perspectives of the FM Scorecard against their core values to ensure that clients benefit from a value engineered solution every time.

FM Navigate is a Facilities Resource Planning and Management System (FRP) developed by EvBex to manage and administer complex and dynamic estate and facilities management services. It provides a multi-platform, cloud-based technology solution that caters specifically for the needs of modern-day challenges and future requirements of organizations through a need to support the core business in a cost effective, agile, and optimized way.