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

Christian Bryan – IAC

Getting to Know Christian Bryan…

“Learn to fight the right battles, support the teams you service and grow the folks who work for you.”
-Christian Bryan

Christian Bryan, Vice President of Real-Estate and Facilities, is responsible for IAC's Real-Estate activities including development, lease transaction, construction and facilities. Christian was recruited from the hospitality industry where for the past 10 years he held various senior positions for hotel companies, such as Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Marriott Hotels and Resorts, Independent Boutique Hotels as well as participated in the re-opening of the Carlton on Madison Avenue in New York.

IAC’s real estate portfolio encompasses over 1.5 million square feet globally. This includes IAC’s Frank Gehry-designed headquarters in Manhattan; a project Christian managed in the final stages of interior construction. Christian is also the former Co-Chair of the Young Leaders committee of the CoreNet Global New York City Chapter.

Christian’s Career
Christian attended Johnson & Wales University located in Providence, RI in pursuit of a career in the culinary arts industry where he wanted to be a chef. After his first year at Johnson & Wwales, he transferred into Restaurant Management and then again to SEE (Sports Facilities/Entertainment/Exhibition) Management. After six years in school, he needed a break and accepted a job in Hawaii at a large 1,300-room capacity hotel. From there, he traveled to Sweden for a year and then to NYC to work in hotel operations. Christian had the opportunity to work for large chain operators such as Starwood in the W Hotel division and some boutique hotels undergoing major renovations. Christian was then recruited out of the hotel industry to work for IAC’s new headquarters (HQ) project, in a facility management capacity. He was responsible for all building operations, the mailroom, reception, Food & Beverage services and engineering. The goal was to make the building operate for employees and not be just a place for them to sit and work.

Project Highlights
Christian’s many successes at IAC include: closing out a multi-million dollar construction project for the IAC headquarters in 2008, numerous outfit projects for new locations across the United States, IAC headquarters to be the first building in NYC’s Sandy devastated Zone A to be granted re-occupancy by the NYC Department of Buildings and to be fully operational by Christmas Eve of the same year. Upcoming activities include a four-year entitlement and development project for one of the owned buildings in LA, which will be equipped with an exterior plaza, a seven- story green wall and a new restaurant.

What is your favorite anecdote/greatest success story?
“The Hurricane Sandy Recovery effort was a really bad time in NYC. Many individuals in the FM profession spent countless hours away from their families, many sleepless days and nights, working tirelessly to help through the recovery; it truly brought out the best in everyone involved. Synonymous with the stories you hear when someone can lift a car to save a person-this is what the IAC team endured in the aftermath of the storm. This camaraderie also helped us achieve what we did in record time.”

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