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

Welcome to Spark.

Welcome to Spark.

It is with great pride that I present to you the first issue of Spark, the new Sphera magazine. Spark is packed with exciting content.

Leading Indicators Lead the Way in Integrated Risk Management

Leading Indicators Lead the Way in Integrated Risk Management

It’s not surprising that, if given the choice between lagging and leading, most would gravitate toward leading.

IRM 4.0: The Millennium of Mitigation Just Got a Huge Boost

A Safety-First Culture Requires Integrated Risk Management

It takes a true integrated risk management strategy to ensure your organization is performing safely, efficiently and profitably.

Making the Case for Worker Safety Culture & Communication

Making the Case for Worker Safety Culture & Communication

Aligning safety goals with the overall business mission is key to a successful program implementation and creates a true safety culture.

Why Leaving the Paris Accord Intensifies the Focus on Sustainability

Why Leaving the Paris Accord Intensifies the Focus on Sustainability

When the United States pulled out of the Paris Accord earlier this month, it changed the environmental climate in this country—and the world.

Sphera’s Focus on Innovation

Sphera’s Focus on Innovation

We take risk seriously. This is why our mission requires the monitoring, assessing, adopting and evolving of critical technology trends.