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President, Global Integrated Facilities Management
Maureen provides the strategic direction, global investment priorities and vision for JLL’s Global Facility Management business. Her IFM and global product teams are responsible for the integrated service delivery to over 1 billion square feet of managed facilities in the Americas and a combined global portfolio in excess of 1.5 billion square feet. As the President of Global Integrated Facilities Management, she is responsible for the development and implementation of products and services that enable Corporate Real Estate and Facilities business leaders to unlock the value of their leased and owned portfolios of office, industrial/manufacturing, critical environments, specialty and retail spaces. She is responsible for the implementation of thoughtfully designed delivery systems, processes and technologies which contribute to increased business and employee productivity, human experience and the execution of digital workplace strategies which support the future of work.
Ehrenberg’s understanding of how to drive value and deliver on strategies designed to enhance the human experience within clients’ environments has earned her the reputation of a knowledgeable innovator among global real estate executives. She is known for delivering break through results and service innovation through creative, value add solutions with a focus on ROI. These solutions are enabled through the use of new technologies supported by solid delivery systems and processes that elevate the workplace experience for corporations and service providers on a global basis. Prior to JLL, she served as Global Director of Facilities Management at CBRE. Previously, she was a Principal at the management consulting firm, Expense Management Solutions and prior to that she served as an Executive Officer of Grubb & Ellis Company, President of its Global Client Services Business as well as CEO of its Management Services subsidiary.
Ehrenberg’s extensive experience combined with her consultative approach, enables her to understand clients’ commercial needs. This knowledge, fused with her deep commitment to client service, has built a successful track record of delivering innovation and transformative solutions within a dynamic and complex industry.
Ehrenberg earned a BSc Honours in Economics and Accountancy from The City University, University College London. She is a Counselor of Real Estate (CRE), a Fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) and a member of Lambda Alpha International (LAI), the honorary society for land use economics. Ehrenberg is a Licensed Managing Broker in the State of Illinois.
RealComm 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award
2017 RealComm’s Julie Devine Digital Impact Award “Diggie” Recipient
Innovator of the Year Award by CoreNet Global
Named in 2018 by RE Forum Magazine; CRE Women of Influence
Past Chair of the Global Board of Directors; International Facility Management Association (IFMA)
Board Member, Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate (OSCRE)
Management Trustee – International Union of Operating Engineers
Member of Board of Trustees at Roosevelt University
Member of Real Estate Advisory Board for the New York State Teachers Retirement System (NYSTRS)
Member of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women)
Member of EWCRE (Executive Women in Corporate Real Estate)
Past CoreNet Global Board Member & Global Innovator of the Year Recipient; Current Member of CoreNet
Executive Vice President
The Millennium Group
Frank is a graduate of the State University of New York education system and began his career 26 years ago as TMG’s first Business Development Associate. Since that time, he has honed his skills and understanding of the industry affording him promotions to his current role. Frank has, and continues to establish channel partner markets to expand firm revenues; and propagates supplier partnerships to fully support client requirements. He has extensive experience in the mail services and document distribution facilities management industry. His office services industry experience spans the entire lifecycle of a facilities management engagement, program development, justification and demonstrated return on investment to daily services execution compliance and quality monitoring through exiting strategies and competitive displacement. His focused expertise lies in outsourcing program development including staffing, automated processing systems, quality control and program compliance.
Vice President, Canadian Operations
Since joining Mediagrif in 2000, Jean-Michel has held executive-level positions within different business units operated by Mediagrif and currently oversees sales and operations for six LOBs: MERX, ASC Networks inc.,The Broker Forum, Polygon, Carrus, & Power Source On-Line. Over the years, he has played a critical role in the commercial development of various units within Mediagrif, and his expertise in the B2B e-business sector stem from the leadership roles he has assumed over the years in the field of international operations, sales and marketing. Jean-Michel holds a bachelor degree in Commerce from École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC), where he also held key management positions in the field of international relations prior to joining Mediagrif.
Senior Category Manager-Facilities
Luis Gile is a subject matter expert and procurement leader in design, construction, and facilities services currently with IBM Procurement Services.
As a Registered Architect, with more than 60 major projects across 4 continents and over $1Billion in spend to his credit, Luis has over 24 years’ experience in the construction industry.
Through his wealth of category expertise and technical knowledge, Luis has made process transformation the hallmark of his career, developing and enhancing capital procurement standards for over a dozen Fortune 500 Clients.
With functional expertise in Design and Construction Procurement, Business Procurement Process, Strategic Business Case Development, Strategic Sourcing, Category Management, Procurement best practices, Construction Delivery Models, and Construction Pricing Models, Luis’ efforts have resulted in improved quality, schedule, and cost for dozens of Clients.
Luis has experience in several business sectors including; Pharmaceutical, Retail, Manufacturing, Corporate Office, Food and Beverage, Consumer Goods, and Restaurants.
Luis holds a Bachelor of Architecture and is a Registered Architect licensed in multiple states. He is certified by the National Council of Architecture Registration Boards (NCARB).
Vice President, Strategic Sourcing
MDC Partners is one of the fastest-growing and most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. Jason’s focus at MDC is to empower MDC’s 50+ global agency partners to deliver best in class business results through overall operational excellence. Prior to joining MDC Partners, Jason spent five years within Publicis Groupe including Publicis’ Global Real Estate and Facility Operations Team.
Global Integrated Facility Management Category Manager
The Boeing Company
Henry is currently the Global Integrated Facilities Management Category Manager at The Boeing Company. Responsibilities include providing overall category strategy for Boeing Facilities Management, including cross functional teams, best practice methodology and compliance, lead sourcing strategies, provide contract and supplier relationship management activities.
Over his 20 year career at Boeing, Henry has held a diverse set of assignments and responsibilities including Enterprise Facilities Strategic Planning, Planning Manager, Project Implementation Manager, Safety Champion and Asset Planning integrator.
Henry holds an Industrial Engineering Degree, Facility Management Professional, FMP, and Institute of Industrial Engineering Association designations. He is an active member of IFMA (International Facilities Management Association).
Senior Procurement Manager – Facilities Services
Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales and Services
Sr. Manager – Global Real Estate & Corporate Services
Jake Bealke is the Head of Global Real Estate & Corporate Services at Edgewell Personal Care, which includes management of all offices, plants and warehouses and any facility related work for the portfolio. Edgewell is a global consumer packaged goods company manufacturing and selling products of such brands as Schick Razors, Banana Boat & Hawaiian Tropic sun care products, Playtex feminine care, and many others.
Former Global Sourcing Manager
Marsh & McLennan Companies
Paul is a Global Sourcing & Procurement leader with over 20 years of experience in the Real Estate, Facilities Management, Marketing and Legal Services commodity sectors. He was most recently the Global Sourcing Manager for Real Estate and Facilities with Marsh & McLennan companies, and delivered an annual YOY savings of $7- $10M, in his categories of spend under management. He is a Trusted Adviser to, and an advocate for, all of his stakeholder clients, a two time MMC Sourcing Colleague award winner, a past President of Boston University/Metropolitan College Honors Society - Alpha Sigma Lambda, and is laser focused on delivering impactful business results, including optimal TCO, negotiating the most desirable outcome in contracts and awards, and mitigating corporate risk.
Director of Strategic Sourcing for Real Estate and Workplace Services
Procurement Director and Head, Research and Development and Facilities Categories
Mike has over 18 years of experience building and leading supply chain and procurement teams in start-ups and well established organizations. He spent over 12 years focused on the build out of direct material supply chains in semiconductor capital equipment and solar manufacturing industries. Since joining Gilead, Mike has shifted his concentration to biopharma and building Gilead’s R&D and Facilities indirect procurement categories. Mike has sourced over $2 Billion of capital construction and facilities services spend for Gilead sites in the U.S., U.K., and Europe.
Mike holds an MBA from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management from Arizona State University.
Director, Citi Enterprise Supply Chain, Global Sourcing Head for Enterprise Services
Fabio Infante is Citi’s Enterprise Supply Chain Global Sourcing Head for Enterprise Services
Fabio joined Citi in 2013 to lead Supply Chain transformation in Brazil, as the country Procurement Head. His role expanded by Dec 2013 to lead Citi Sourcing for Latin America, where he leveraged Citi´s global scale and integrated local teams into Citi’s global Sourcing strategy. Fabio relocated to Mexico City in Aug 2016, in order to integrate LATAM and Mexico Sourcing. After extensive experience throughout Latin America, Fabio was designated as Citi’s Global Sourcing Director for Enterprise Services in 2017, which includes category coverage for Real Estate & Facilities, Security Services, Travel Services, Executive Services, Logistics & Distribution, Office Equipment & Supplies and Human Resources.
Fabio has 20+ years of supply chain management and executive experience. Fabio commenced in international trade through 2000, at which point he joined IBM as a Sourcing Buyer for technology services. After 7 years within IBM´s Procurement organization, Fabio was invited to lead Business Process Outsourcing transformational projects by designing and implementing Supply Chain Outsourcing projects for external clients in the Consumer, Utilities, Automotive and Banking industries.
Fabio holds Master’s Degrees in Business Administration and Marketing.
Senior Vice President - North America Facilities and Construction Procurement
John Sklet is Citi’s Enterprise Supply Chain Global Facilities, Construction and Security Sourcing Head
Within Citi's Enterprise Supply Chain organization, John is a Senior Vice President of Sourcing. In this capacity, Mr. Sklet leads the strategy development and execution of Citi’s North America Facilities and Security sourcing programs.
John’s scope of responsibility includes internal client interactions and alignment for both Office and Retail buildings, MWBE targets, vendor programs and cost efficiencies goals. He also provides construction and interior commodities sourcing strategy leadership to Citi’s sourcing teams in global regions.
Prior to joining Citi’s Enterprise Supply Chain group in October 2013, Mr. Sklet was Senior Vice President in Citi’s Real Estate, Global Operations Team. Mr. Sklet led the Global Sourcing Machining Team at Honeywell Aerospace (1998 - 1999) and Managed the Sourcing programs for Raw Materials and Forgings at Honeywell Aerospace (1995 - 1998).
Mr. Sklet holds a BS degree in Business Administration from The University of Oklahoma and a MBA from Baker University. He is also a LEED AP and a CPM.
Director, Indirect Sourcing
Born and raised in France, after starting my career in the Pharmaceutical industry I have moved to Canada where I joined L’Oreal. After a few years in charge of the Supply chain sourcing category, I am now since 2016 in the USA in charge of the Industrial Services categories under the indirect sourcing group at L’Oreal.
My team is in charge of sourcing and managing the best partners to support L’Oreal overall objectives within the categories of Facility Management, Logistics supplies, MRO, Utilities and Capex.
In line with L’Oreal sustainability program known as Sharing Beauty With All, I was specifically in charge to source and develop solutions to reduce L’Oreal USA carbon footprint by 60% compared to 2005.
I’m the proud father of an 11 months daughter; passionate by travels, nature and experiencing (almost) anything, I am also a scubadiver.
Vice President & Former Director of Store Development
Loc Associates & Samsung Electronics
Since 2013, Michael Koch has served as the Senior Director of Development for Samsung Electronics America based in Richardson, Texas.
Previously, Michael spent 25 years working for Fortune 500 companies such as Apple, Guess, Nextel, and The Ritz-Carlton while living in Washington, D.C.; London, England; and Lugano, Switzerland. Michael studied at the University of Maryland, where he received a bachelor’s degree in architectural and design engineering.
Having designed and constructed hundreds of the most well-known retail locations throughout four continents, Michael’s primary responsibility is to grow the Samsung brand in North America through intentional, iconic design. His team is tasked with the design, development, and maintenance of more than 50,000 locations in the U.S. alone, and is responsible for creating the 55,000-square-foot Samsung 837 flagship store in New York City. Receiving worldwide recognition and awards for this location from Forbes and Design:Retail as a top experiential location, Samsung plans to utilize subsequent findings in future designs worldwide. Some of his most noteworthy achievements include Apple’s signature locations in Berlin, Barcelona, and Turin, as well as Guess flagship retail locations in Milan. In addition, he was responsible for emblematic resorts for The Ritz-Carlton in Florida, San Francisco, and the Cayman Islands.
Michael’s career began in the U.S. Marine Corps by serving with distinction as a platoon sergeant in a line infantry reconnaissance unit from 1983 to 1993. Honorably discharged in 1993, Michael’s last tour after the Gulf War was at the University of Memphis, where he taught the ROTC corps of cadets. Throughout his military career, Michael earned awards for leadership and service over nearly 10 years of active duty.
Michael, an industry professional known widely for his tireless pursuit of perfection, has a deep passion and high level of experience in real estate, design and construction implemented in more than 40 countries. He has received awards for not only creating a brand’s prominent worldwide image, but also expanding his team’s abilities through professional instruction and training.
Michael created The Road Ahead Foundation in 2008, with sponsorship from former First Lady Mrs. Laura Bush and others, as a means of helping orphaned children suffering from this worldwide pandemic. His focus now is to harness his talents and extensive business relationships to better the children of America by making a difference in young peoples’ lives and career paths worldwide. Speaking at public events and providing business solutions presentations worldwide, Michael is well known for inspirational and engaging speeches for all age groups and backgrounds.
Senior Manager, Corporate Real Estate & Facilities
Meena has over 15years of experience in the public and private sector, with expertise at the intersection of sustainability & the built environment, and a passion for aviation. She is the first Indian American woman to get accredited by the American Association of Airport Executives. Nieto started her career designing Intelligent Buildings, integrating both active and passive forms of energy efficiency. She has worked with global teams on projects ranging from Embassy buildings, Airports to Policy Making for saving endangered Turtles in South Carolina. She represented American Airlines in the largest Public Private Partnership, the $5B LaGuardia Central Terminal Building project in New York, and has contributed to Publications at the National Academy of Sciences for Sustainability, Renewable Energy and Carbon Trading. She has spoken at national and international conferences to create partnerships for job growths in the community and a sustainable planet.
Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager
Felipe Niles, Senior
Strategic Sourcing Manager at Google, is responsible for the global sourcing
strategy related to construction and leading the North America team responsible
for executing the procurement activities for this category. Working in
strategic sourcing and procurement since 2000, Felipe has successfully
navigated across direct and indirect categories in very diverse industries as
banking, chemical, aerospace, telecom and now Google. Felipe is a construction
engineer by formation and is driven in bringing to construction procurement,
the innovation and the insights learned on multiple categories.
Director of Operations & Facilities - North America
Carlos recently rejoined Coty as the Director of Operations & Facilities across all Coty divisions and locations in North America.
Prior to re-joining Coty, Carlos held the role of COE Lead for Facilities & Related Services at PepsiCo, where he was responsible for all aspects of the North America Facilities Sourcing plan for 800+ facilities, and led the global facility integration management program. Carlos is also a Managing Partner of CAP Consulting Solutions, a private Procurement consulting firm specializing in outsourcing Indirect spend category management for companies across multiple industries.
Prior to that, he led multiple Procurement categories and served as PMO across several Global companies including Coty, Unisys, and Mars, amongst others. He also has significant experience in direct contract negotiation, policy writing, project process simplification, and service-level development & benchmarking.
Carlos started his career as a Geotechnical Engineer and Project Manager at Professional Service Industries. It is there where he became involved in Project service and materials sourcing, which led him to pursue an MBA. Carlos earned his MBA in Supply Chain & Strategic Management from The Pennsylvania State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Oklahoma State University.
In his free time, Carlos enjoys traveling, competing in marathons and triathlons, and trying to keep up with his very active 3-year-old son.
Chief Procurement & Real Estate Officer
Jay Sklar is the Chief Procurement Officer for HUB International Limited, where he is responsible for implementing a long-term procurement program, inclusive of travel and real estate, to leverage HUB’s buying power across a historically decentralized organization that has grown rapidly via acquisitions.
Jay brings more than 20 years of experience in procurement, strategic sourcing, supplier diversity, and real estate. His prior roles included Vice President of Procurement and Real Estate for Orbitz, and various procurement-related roles at Aon, BankOne (now JPMorgan Chase), Waste Management, and A.T.Kearney.
Jay earned a Bachelor of Arts, with Honors, from Northwestern University, and a Masters of Business Administration from Kellogg / Northwestern University.
Global Director, Sourcing and Procurement
Michele Thompson is Global Director, Sourcing & Procurement and Global Head of Supplier Diversity for Thomson Reuters, an information services company and leading source of intelligent information for the worlds businesses and professionals. Thomson Reuters delivers insights to the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting and media markets, powered by the world’s most trusted news organization. Thomson Reuters has over 45,000 employees, is located in over 100 countries and has annual revenues of $12 billion.
Michele began her career at Thomson Reuters in 1995 and has held a variety of roles in Sourcing, Procurement Operations, Supplier Management and Finance. She has sourced a variety of commodities in complex settings including global and virtual environments, acquisitions, divestitures, major reorganizations, off shoring and outsourcing.
Michele has led a variety of sourcing initiatives during her Sourcing & Procurement career. Some of her most notable achievements include the following:
- Creating a centralized purchasing function at the divisional level for her company. She assembled the purchasing team and constructed all policies and procedures including the design, implementation and deployment of the Purchase Order system. She also led the teams that delivered all companywide communications, change management and training to employees.
- Lead many large global capital projects in excess of $50 million per year.
- Successfully created and implemented her company’s first Supplier Diversity Program stressing the importance of diversity and inclusion within the sourcing organization as well as the company as a whole.
Michele is a member of the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council and Great Lakes Women’s Business Council. Council of Supplier Diversity Professionals and is a Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity. Michele serves on the board for the Institute for Supply Management Southeast Michigan affiliate and is active in the community where she resides in Michigan.
Global Procurement Director
Anton joined Dell Inc in June 1999. Since 2014 he leads the procurement organization responsible for global real estate and facilities (GREF), electronics disposition and security services sourcing. He also leads the team development program across the Dell General Procurement organization.
From 2010 to 2014 Anton led the Global Fulfillment & Logistics procurement organization and managed sourcing relationships with key partners such as FedEx, DHL, UPS, Kuehne & Nagel, and others.
Between 2003 and 2010 Anton held various logistics procurement roles in the Dell supply chain organization. Prior roles at Dell include Program Management and Manufacturing Engineering Management.
Previous work experiences include manufacturing engineering management positions at NCR, and Solectron, as well as independent consultant.
He received a Master of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the Technical University of Delft, the Netherlands and an MBA from Webster University. During his procurement tenure in the Dell logistics organization Anton was a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), and has been a speaker at Eye for Transport and the Georgia Logistics Summit.
Anton is an active volunteer at Habitat for Humanity and Hands Of Christ.
He grew up in the Netherlands and immigrated to the U.S. in 1994 to start his married life with his wife Amy. They have a 14-yr old son, and enjoy camping to experience the natural beauty in the 50 states.
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