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

CEO, Founder and Visionary | Chairman of the Board

Rita Gurevich

CEO, Founder and Visionary | Chairman of the Board

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.

Rosario Mastrogiacomo

Director of Product, Research and Development

Rosario Mastrogiacomo

Director of Product, Research and Development

Rosario has been working as a technology leader for over 25 years at financial organizations such as Neuberger Berman, Lehman Brothers and Barclays. He has held various senior leadership positions including Global Head of Core Software Engineering, Head of Mac Platform Engineering, Global Head of Windows Engineering, and Windows Support Manager.  Rosario has built and managed several teams within these positions, some with multi-million-dollar budgets.

Rosario focuses on solving complex security and infrastructure problems involving the processing and analysis of large data sets to find creative and out-of-box thinking solutions. For the last eight years at SPHERE, Rosario has built the team and methodologies for the development of SPHEREboard. Rosario holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Baruch College (CUNY).

Douglas Bayne

Director of Information Technology and Cloud

Douglas Bayne

Director of Information Technology and Cloud

Doug has 25 years of experience managing global infrastructure as well as designing and deploying innovative compliance solutions for financial firms such as Lehman Brothers and Barclays.

Doug is a thought–leader and innovator with a deep understanding of technology, security, compliance, and risk. Douglas holds a B.S. in Mathematics from State University of New York at Oneonta.

John Klinck

Vice President of Sales and Marketing

John Klinck

Vice President of Sales and Marketing

John is a growth driven sales leader and business development manager with a 20-year record of success propelling new revenue through sales activities, process improvements, and new product launches. John is a technology professional with a proven ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems to increase customer satisfaction and drive revenue.

John formerly worked at EMC and IBM selling cutting-edge technology solutions to Fortune 100 companies. He has held various senior leadership positions including Northeast Flash Sales Director and NY/NJ Enterprise Sales Director.

At SPHERE, John is responsible for developing go-to-market strategy, driving global sales, and managing and building technical alliance and VAR for the SPHERE ecosystem. John holds an M.B.A. from Stevens Institute of Technology.

Joseph Llano

Executive Vice President, Service Delivery

Joseph Llano

Executive Vice President, Service Delivery

Joe was formerly the Executive Vice President, Advanced Solutions Group at ITsavvy, where he managed the overall solutions portfolio with emphasis on financial metrics and delivering exceptional value to the client. Joe built the service delivery organization structure and processes to scale and support rapidly growing business with nation-wide service delivery capabilities.

Joe also previously managed large program delivery functions at EMC which spanned 600+ customers and generated $30M annually in professional services revenue. During his tenure, Joe authored several white papers on implementing IT transformation.

Joe holds a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Technology Management from Stevens Institute of Technology. Joe is also a credentialed Project Management Professional (PMP).

James Wilde

Global Head of Security and Strategy

James Wilde

Global Head of Security and Strategy

James Wilde serves as the Global Head of Security Strategy at SPHERE. James works with our clients to advise them on IT Security strategies how to best implement them into their current business procedures James brings over 20 years of IT and security experience with some of the largest financial institutions where he ran global security programs and services for large enterprises. James was the Director of Data Protection and Insider Risk for Forcepoint, and before that spent over a decade at Barclays where he was the accountable exec for the implementation and operation of security technologies across the group.

Erich White

Director of Finance and Administration

Erich White

Director of Finance and Administration

Erich spent 25 years working in corporate finance at large organizations. His tenure includes ten years at Goldman Sachs where he held positions both running the Operations division CFO team and managing partner compensation, and eight years at Bristol-Myers Squibb where he helped implement SAP financials in the U.S. and Europe.

Most recently, Erich spent three years building a fractional CFO and finance advisory firm where he worked with many start-ups and small businesses as his company grew from two to twenty-five employees.

Erich holds an M.B.A from New York University, and a B.S. in Finance from Seton Hall University.

Alexis DeGenaro

Human Resources Manager, Culture Ambassador

Alexis DeGenaro

Human Resources Manager, Culture Ambassador

Alexis is an experienced HR lead facilitating M&A, benefits administration and talent development for organizations such as Dell/EMC, Atos IT Services & Solutions, and NYU Langone Health.

Alexis holds an M.S. in Human Resources Management and Development from New York University, and a B.S. from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Alexis also possesses a Human Resources Management certificate from Cornell University.

 Board of Directors

Rita Gurevich

CEO, Founder and Visionary | Chairman of the Board

Adnane Charchour

Former CEO, Scivantage | Board Member, Private Investor

Donald R. Dixon

ForgePoint Capital | Managing Director & Co-Founder

Will Lin

ForgePoint Capital | Managing Director & Co-Founder

Christopher Olsen

ADP | VP, Global Cybersecurity Services & CISO

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