Paul Marushka

Founding CEO and President

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Paul Marushka Sphera

“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

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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Verdantix

Blackstone Acquires Sphera For $1.4 Billion Signalling A Strategic Push Into ESG Digital Solutions

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Environment + Energy Leader

Sphera Wins Two Environment + Energy Leader Product of the Year Awards for ESG Solutions

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Messages from the CEO

A Message From Paul Marushka, CEO

We all have a role to play in creating a safer, more sustainable and productive world, and, especially in hazardous industries, the importance of process safety cannot be underestimated.

A Letter from Paul Marushka - July 2021

A Message From Paul Marushka, CEO

We look forward to our new partnership with Blackstone as we advance our product roadmap as well as our data and service offerings to help create a safer, more sustainable and productive world.

A Message From Paul Marushka, CEO

The time to address your safety culture is now.

A Message From Paul Marushka, CEO

On June 1, we celebrate Sphera’s fifth anniversary. It’s been an amazing journey, but we wouldn’t be here without you.

A Message From Paul Marushka, CEO

Another Earth Day has come and gone, but has it brought real change for you and your organization in terms of ESG performance? Only you can answer that.

A Message From Paul Marushka, CEO

A Message From Paul Marushka, CEO

Especially with disruptions caused by COVID-19 and the oil price shock from 2020, Productivity initiatives are more important than ever.