Michele FlynnSIREAS, LLC Co-Founder and Executive Chairman
Michele Flynn is a successful entrepreneur and corporate adviser who is internationally recognized as a visionary and expert in the fields of outsourcing, facilities management, corporate real estate and governance The technology-fueled platforms she has pioneered are the go-to solutions chosen by major multi-national corporations to cut costs, boost performance and build value – while enhancing governance and managing risk globally. Serving as Co-Founder and Executive Chairman at SIREAS, she works directly with for Fortune 500 clients to provide vision, strategy and guidance in their pursuit of excellence in corporate real estate.
Ms. Flynn served as a board director of Opus Global, a partnership of private equity leader GTCR and former VeriFone CEO Doug Bergeron. Opus was the parent of Hiperos, the company she founded and built into a leading cloud-based platform chosen by numerous global corporations to extract maximum value from their outsourcing and vendor/supplier relationships by collaboratively managing on boarding, risk assessment/management, compliance, performance and training. She built the value of Hiperos through its entire lifecycle (2007 to 2016), from self-funded early growth to securing private equity capital investment from Summit, to leading negotiations for its highly profitable 2014 equity/cash sale to Opus Global – providing an over-target payout to founders and PE investors, protecting IP, and minimizing client control issues.
Hiperos grew out of Expense Management Solutions (EMS), the corporate advisory firm she founded and led as CEO (1997-2013): a cost-saving, value-building solutions provider in corporate real estate, procurement and shared administrative services for scores of Fortune 500 companies. The performance-based contracting and risk fee methodology she pioneered with EMS are now worldwide industry standards.
Ms. Flynn holds an MBA in Real Estate and Finance from Southern Methodist University, and an AB in International Relations from Mount Holyoke College. She has won numerous business awards and accolades and is a sought-after speaker and author in corporate governance and real estate management venues and publications.
Ingrid M. FennSIREAS, LLC Co-Founder, CEO and President
As CEO and President of SIREAS, she works directly with the real estate and executive leadership of clients to design strategic plans that cost-effectively meet their business goals. She oversees and provides ongoing project guidance to SIREAS client engagement teams, and develops the third-party supplier and outsourcing relationships vital to help manage clients’ portfolios and facilities. As a global real estate strategist and portfolio platform builder, she also provides clients with expert guidance on facilities management and workplace transformation, the real estate implications of M&A transactions, contract negotiations and lease administration, construction, and vendor management.
Ingrid is a frequent speaker at prestigious corporate real estate conferences and events, and has published numerous articles in various industry and trade journals and publications.