Leadership

SPHERE’s leadership is comprised of the best experts in the technology, infrastructure, security and compliance space with a combined 150+ years of experience!

Rita Gurevich

President and Founder

Rita Gurevich

President and Founder

As the President and Founder of SPHERE Technology Solutions, Rita Gurevich is charged with leading the strategic growth of the organization in providing business critical governance, security and compliance solutions to customers spanning multiple geographic locations and industry verticals.

Gurevich founded SPHERE after gaining a massive amount of experience in a short time period during the Lehman bankruptcy, the economic downturn of 2008, and the enhanced regulatory environment that dominated the industry.  Being in a unique position from this experience, Gurevich founded SPHERE as a single contributor, and worked strategically to grow the company into the entity it is currently today.

Gurevich is the recipient of multiple honors and awards including recognition from her Entrepreneurial skills from Ernst & Young, and SmartCEO, along with being on the 40 Under 40 list in 2017.  In addition, Gurevich sits on the Board of Directors for the New Jersey Technology Council.

Bill Noonan

Senior Director of Sales, Marketing and Business Development

Bill Noonan

Senior Director of Sales, Marketing and Business Development

Bill Noonan oversees Sales, Marketing and Business Development for SPHERE Technology Solutions.  As an Executive known throughout the business world, Noonan brings over 20 years of experience and expertise in multiple disciplines, and has a long list of accomplishments.   As SPHERE’s earliest employee, Noonan has helped the organization grow by over 1000% by using his extensive experience, building relationships, and bringing on key partners.  In his spare time, Noonan volunteers for multiple causes which further community and social causes.

Douglas Bayne

Director of Professional Services

Douglas Bayne

Director of Professional Services

As the Director of Professional Services for SPHERE Technology Solutions, Douglas Bayne oversees Project Managers and Security Engineers; ensuring that they provide a clear strategy for clients to address their data governance, security and compliance needs. Bayne brings over 20 years of experience in managing global infrastructure solutions, and has a proven track record of delivering multi-million dollar projects on-time and on-budget.  Acting as a strategic business partner with clients, Bayne is able to bring innovative technology solutions to bear; with the on-going mission of meeting current and future needs.

Patrick Fields

Director of North-American Sales

Patrick Fields

Director of North-American Sales

Patrick Fields is the Director of Sales for North America at SPHERE Technology Solutions. Patrick is an experienced technology sales professional with over 20 years of experience. He is responsible for leading the North American team of SPHERE Account Managers as they collaborate with SPHERE’s enterprise clients to solve their most complex information security challenges. Prior to joining SPHERE, Patrick sold technology solutions for firms ranging from Fortune 100 organizations to startups and has experience working with the financial services, pharmaceutical, healthcare, retail and manufacturing industries. Patrick’s personal philosophy to sales is “Value is created when a client’s problems are solved.”

Michael Mihalik

Chief Information Security Officer

Michael Mihalik

Chief Information Security Officer

Michael Mihalik, CISSP, GISF, AIC, is a cybersecurity advocate and accomplished leader, who has dedicated his career to protecting organizational assets and improving the alignment of security with the business. He has over 15 years of governance, risk and compliance experience, and is motivated by the ever-increasing cybersecurity challenges that are present today.

He loves to assist people in adding value to their organizations by improving the organization’s security posture. Mihalik has been a mentor and business advisor to many and is now SPHERE Technology Solutions’ CISO where he oversees the governance, security and compliance projects.

Rosario Mastrogiacomo

Director of Architecture and Design

Rosario Mastrogiacomo

Director of Architecture and Design

Rosario Mastrogiacomo is Director of Architecture and Design at SPHERE Technology Solutions. As an experienced technology executive with over 20 years of experience, Mastrogiacomo is responsible for the strategy of SPHERE’s suite of solutions including SPHEREengine, and SPHEREboard. He also is responsible for the integration of partner products into the solution set.  Prior to joining SPHERE, Mastrogiacomo held high-level positions at multiple Financial Services organizations; managing technology groups charged with core infrastructure, and end-user products.

Shameka Brayton

Director of Innovation

Shameka Brayton

Director of Innovation

As Director of Innovation for SPHERE Technology Solutions, Shameka Brayton is responsible for R&D initiatives for next-gen solutions, focusing on new partner integrations along with core ongoing evolution of SPHERE solutions. Brayton works closely with clients and team members to ensure that the products are solving the complex challenges our customers are facing. Brayton also brings extensive experience and expertise in application development, database administration, data warehousing, and infrastructure.

Stephen Gailey

Senior Director, IT Solutions, EMEA

Stephen Gailey

Senior Director, IT Solutions, EMEA

Stephen manages the technology needs of all SPHERE’s EMEA customers. Stephen joined SPHERE Technology Solutions from Splunk where he ran the Information Security Practice and Financial Services Division. Prior to that, Stephen spent 7 years at Barclays as Group Head of Global Information Security Services. During that time, he and his team built the largest SIEM in the commercial world as well as delivering the largest global deployments of both CyberArk and Varonis. Before Barclays, Stephen held numerous management positions in financial services firms including Global Head of Web Services at Deutsche bank; EMEA head on Internet services at Nomura and Chief Security Architect at Lloyds of London.

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