Global ESG firm appoints industry veteran Jim Pieper to lead financials through period of rapid growth
CHICAGO, IL (November 2, 2021) – Sphera, a global leader in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance and risk management software, data and consulting services, has appointed Jim Pieper as chief financial officer with a focus on Sphera’s financial strategy, reporting and operations as the company advances its ESG offerings around the world.
Pieper, who will be based in Sphera’s Chicago headquarters, brings over 30 years of experience in financial management. Most recently, he was CFO of TransUnion’s U.S. Markets, an almost $2 billion revenue division of TransUnion (NYSE: TRU), an almost $3 billion revenue publicly-traded information and insights company focused on data and analytics related to consumers in over thirty countries. Previously, he worked in financial leadership roles at CME Group, Divine Interventures and KPMG. He received his MBA in Finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his BS in Accountancy from Northern Illinois University.
“It’s exciting to join Sphera during such a transformational time,” said Pieper. “Businesses worldwide are clamoring for real, practical ESG solutions, and I’m pleased to contribute to an organization that is playing a pivotal role in delivering that. I look forward to leveraging my expertise to help Sphera move the needle on the sustainability challenges facing not only our customers, but the world at large, right now.”
Paul Marushka, Sphera’s CEO and president, added, “As pressure on businesses to accurately report ESG performance amplifies, the market is in need of guidance and clarity around data and reporting. As an organization, we’re not only equipped to provide this much-needed service; we believe it is our fundamental mission. Our efforts to expand our ESG offering require high-caliber leaders at every level, and in Jim, we have a CFO with an outstanding track record to support our rapid growth.”
Sphera is the leading provider of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance and risk management software, data and consulting services focusing on Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability (EHS&S), Operational Risk Management and Product Stewardship. Learn more about Sphera at www.sphera.com. Follow Sphera on LinkedIn.
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