By | August 9, 2021

Accolade sees Sphera CEO now under consideration for the Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 National Awards, in the latest mark of the firm’s success in meeting growing business demand for ESG solutions

CHICAGO, IL (August 9, 2021) – Sphera, a leading global provider of ESG performance and risk management software, data and consulting services, today announces its CEO, Paul Marushka, has been recognized as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Midwest Award winner by Ernst & Young LLP (EY US).

Paul Marushka SpheraPaul is among 14 winners in the Midwest. For 35 years, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ambition, courage and ingenuity have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities.

The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program is one of the preeminent competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. Nominees are evaluated by an independent panel of judges, based on six criteria: entrepreneurial leadership; talent management; degree of difficulty; financial performance; societal impact and building a values-based company; and originality, innovation and future plans.

“It takes a team of people to do what we do at Sphera every day. Winning this award is not so much about me, but about all the colleagues at Sphera from around the world who get up every day to make the world a safer, more sustainable and productive place,” said Marushka.

As an award winner, Marushka joins an esteemed multi-industry, international community of unstoppable creators and disrupters. He is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 National Awards. Award winners, including the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced in November at the Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies.

“EY is proud to celebrate these unstoppable entrepreneurs and welcome them into our global Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni community,” said AJ Jordan, EY Americas Entrepreneur Of The Year program director. “Despite the unprecedented challenges of the past year, these heroic leaders have inspired us all with their unrivaled courage, ambition and unwavering commitment to their companies, clients and communities.”

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About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. National overall winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title.

About EY
EY exists to build a better working world, helping create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.
Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.
Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.
For more information about our organization, please visit ey.com.

About Sphera
Sphera creates a safer, more sustainable and productive world. We are a leading global provider of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance and risk management software, data and consulting services with a focus on Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability (EHS&S), Operational Risk Management and Product Stewardship.

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