Rita Gurevich SPHERE Technology Solutions, Founder and President
Achievements: Building on her expertise and skills in data governance, compliance and security to found SPHERE Technology Solutions, which serves Fortune 100 companies, as well as top international banks; contributing to local charitable initiatives, including efforts to mentor students from Hoboken High School and raise money to send supplies to soldiers overseas.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics, Stevens Institute of Technology.
Role model: “I have always looked up to Condoleezza Rice. She is a strong, brilliant woman who has succeeded in what is typically a male-dominated field.”
Go-to stress buster: “I take time to walk my dog.”
What change would make workplaces friendlier to work-life balance? “One initiative that we are implementing is having fresh food available in the office. We are eliminating junk food and trying to make the workplace a healthier place for eating.”
What do you wish someone had told you when you were first starting out in business? “There’s more to business than just the product or service. As founder, you are not just president, but you have responsibility for everything. You are CEO and janitor for many years. It’s not all glamorous.”
Rita GurevichFounder and President
SPHERE Technology Solutions
Hoboken, Hudson County