Paul Marushka

Founding CEO and President

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Paul Marushka

“Spherions come to work every day knowing they are making a difference in the world by helping companies around the globe along their Environmental, Social and Governance journeys.” 

Leading the ESG Charge

As Sphera’s founding CEO and president, Paul Marushka is responsible for providing overall strategic leadership for the company in developing, directing and implementing go-to-market, service, product and operational plans.

Paul has grown businesses by bringing innovative solutions to market in leveraging software, analytics and technology services. Prior to joining Sphera, Paul served as president of Marsh ClearSight, a business unit of Marsh & McLennan, which is a leading provider of software, services and analytics for enterprise risk management, safety and compliance management and claims administration. Paul also has held executive positions at software and data companies such as Fair Isaac Corp. (FICO) and CCC Information Services.

During his career, Paul has developed and launched a variety of software and analytics products recognized by the Gartner Group for their impact on the industry. He has authored numerous articles in publications, including the United Nations Global Yearbook, on the use of analytics and technology in decision-making. He has spoken in a variety of forums including the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the Gartner Technology Summit, the Environmental Leader Conference and the Risk and Insurance Management Society.

At the Environmental Leader & Energy Manager Conference (ELEMCON), Paul was recognized as an Environmental Leader for breaking new ground in creating new solutions, programs, platforms and products to help companies achieve greater success in environmental management. He was also awarded an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 Midwest Award for his dedication and leadership.

Paul has a JD from the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and an AB from the College at the University of Chicago.

Paul is a board member of the Hyde Park Institute at the University of Chicago, which sponsors research and programs that advance the study and teaching of moral philosophical thinking with a focus on integrating intellectual, professional and moral development. In his free time, Paul enjoys traveling with his family, and especially finding locations at which to race ATVs.

Paul in the Media

Climate Action

Climate Action caught up with Paul Marushka to discuss the future of net zero reporting.

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Built In

Paul Marushka shares the evolution of their leadership language.

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Ernst & Young LLP

Sphera’s CEO Paul Marushka Wins EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 Midwest Award

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Smart Business Dealmakers

Sphera’s Paul Marushka: A Little Conversation Can Go A Long Way In Dealmaking

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Messages from the CEO

A Message From Paul Marushka, CEO – March 2024

With the right expertise and a customized supply chain risk management solution, you can withstand supply chain challenges for years to come while helping to create a safer, more sustainable and productive world.

A Message From Paul Marushka, CEO – February 2024

Sphera’s operational risk management (ORM) experts always have their fingers on the pulse of operational risk, and they also keep watch on emerging trends in operational risk. Recently, they offered their insights on the ORM risks to watch for this year.

A Message From Paul Marushka, CEO – January 2024

By minimizing risk and laying the groundwork for improved performance—as well as compliance success—you’ll free up time and energy to capitalize on new opportunities.

A Message From Paul Marushka, CEO – December 2023

At Sphera, we look forward to helping you navigate new challenges and seize new opportunities in 2024. In the meantime, we wish you the very best for the holiday season.

A Message From Paul Marushka, CEO – November 2023

We can all play a role in creating a safer, more sustainable and productive world, and sound process safety and operational risk management will go a long way in helping us achieve this.

A Message From Paul Marushka, CEO – October 2023

Increased transparency leads to better decision-making, which bolsters ESG performance.