Ken Abrahams – CareCentrix

Janet Acevedo – Hedge Fund

Luis Acevedo – Major League Soccer

Jacqueline Anderson – Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

Kelcia Azevedo – Standard Chartered Bank

Vito Bacarella – UBS

John Barrie – Soros Fund Management LLC

Ken Beck – Société Générale

Gene Boniberger – Rudin Management

John Boyd – Liveramp

Christian Bryan – IAC

Chris Butterick – LinkedIn

John Buzzeo – NFL

James Camille – Blackrock

Katie Campofelice – LinkedIn

Robert Capua – Alliance Bernstein, L.P

Larry Charlip – Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

Jonathan Coun – Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.

Daniel Crespo – Facilities Management Professional

Steven Daza – Uber

Jim Derasmo – AIG

Jay Feiertag – Fedcap Rehabilitation Services, Inc.

Emily Feld – Datadog

Gary Fescine – BlackRock

Sally Fisher – American Red Cross

Brian Foreman – IPG, Mediabrands Worldwide

Mark Freda – Soros Fund Management

Saeid Garebaglow – WeWork

Pamela Georges-Cohen – The CDM Group

Rick Goff – SiriusXM Radio

Stuart Goldberg – SiriusXM Radio

Paul Haley – Wolters Kluwer

Phillip Henry Jr. – Coty

Rosie Hobbs – Flatiron Health

Frank Horak – Arnold & Porter LLP

Kiley Larsen – Dentsu Aegis Network

Alex Liz – Duff & Phelps

Peter Lorenz – Kaye Scholer, LLP

Edward Luciano – Endurance

Michael McCabe – Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP

Teri Meek – Skidmore Owings & Merrill, LLP

Andrea Megnin - Barclays

Ayda Melo-Taveras – WeWork

Rosalie Mignano – IMG Worldwide

Thomas Miner – Kaplan

Colleen Moran – NBCUniversal

Nancy Ng – The Rockefeller Foundation

Anne O’Driscoll – Young & Rubicam

Lorien Olsen – OnDeck

Katy Ostrander – The Community Preservation Corporation

Lawrence Palfini – Tiffany & Company

Daniel Pego – Con Edison of NY

Joseph Portelli – Marubeni America Corporation

Floyd Primavera – GroupM

Irving Ramos – Kantar

Michelle Reynolds – Robert Half

Marc Rubin – Moet Hennessy USA

Gabrielle Rubin Deveaux – BuzzFeed

Joe Russo – Conde Nast

Larry Sadler – AOL/Oath

Audrey Schultz – Pratt

Martin Sillen – Ogilvy CommonHealth

Lydell Simmons – E*TRADE Financial

Carl Thomas – Kaplan

Sherrylynn Trotta – Proskauer Rose LLP

John Vazquez – Verizon

Annette Vega – Comcast NBC Universal

Erick Velez – Yext

Richard Warner – Evercore

Brigitte Zaki – Apollo Global Management, LLC

Jill Zunshine – Hewlett-Packard Company

Michael Zwang – BDO

FM Spotlight

Rick Goff – SiriusXM

This month’s FM spotlight is Rick Goff, Vice President Facilities, Security and Real Estate for the satellite radio company, SiriusXM.

Rick provides executive level operations management for SiriusXM’s support functions which includes real estate portfolio management, critical systems, space planning, security/safety and facility management. He also leads a diverse management team of directors, managers and technicians and manages a national real estate portfolio which includes administrative, engineering and broadcast sites.

“Rick Goff is an amazing boss, mentor, and friend. He maintains focus on the big picture even when dragged into the weeds. He cares about the whole person, not just their work, and genuinely enjoys mentoring and encouraging personal and professional growth. He gives his direct reports a lot of room and all the credit, while taking any heat and remaining calm in a crisis. Rick rarely makes mistakes, but he'd be the first to tell you if he did. Rick exudes leadership. You can look to him for direction or help making your own decision; he knows when each is appropriate. He sets a strong moral compass and consistent direction, so the team knows what he expects and what to expect from him even when he's not physically in the room.” - Stuart Goldberg, Director of Facilities and Office Services at SiriusXM

What is one thing that no one knows about you?
“That I am really a country boy! I love the outdoors and I spend a lot of time on hiking trails and generally walking in the woods.”

How did you get into the Facilities field?
“After I retired from the USAF I worked for Six Flags Theme Parks as VP of Operations which was basically facility management for the entire system of parks. I oversaw all park operations to include security, loss prevention, and the fun part - ride operations. The most challenging aspect was managing a huge part time work force or basically summer hires! It was a great experience in terms of the diversity of the product and variety of the issues that I had to deal with on a daily basis.”

Tell us about a favorite project highlight.
“Building the corporate operations department at Six Flags---all of the parks operated under a different set of rules and procedures and I was tasked to find the best practices and create a culture of excellence throughout the system. It was a challenging task but I led a very dedicated team that made it happen.”

What is your greatest success story?
“Of course marrying my beautiful wife Carol and raising two knucklehead boys Austin and Justin---I actually wrote and self-published a book about our adventures titled “A Gorilla Ridin’ on a Half a Hot Dog. But professionally I would say making the transition from the military (20 years in the USAF) to civilian/corporate America. While the cultures have many differences the idea of creating an environment of success and mutual respect is the same.”

Tell us about a challenge or obstacle that you face in the Real Estate/Facilities world.
“Working in NY it is understanding how Unions work and how much influence they can have in completing a project. You have to understand the union rules and procedures and learn how to work with them to make sure your project is budgeted properly and completed on time. A major part is making sure all parts of management also understands how the Unions work in NYC.”

What learning experience would you pass onto future FM’s?
“Pay attention to the details and understand that you are a Businessman. You should also understand the bottom line and know that your department contributes to the overall success of the company.”

Interviewed by Sonya Verny of IA Interior Architects, IFMA NYC Secretary.