Norcross, GA (PRWEB) February 03, 2014
Sparus Holdings today announced the election of Jessica Liu to the position of president of The Spear Group, Inc., its project management, engineering and business transformational services subsidiary, replacing retiring president John Sturdevant.
“In his 30 years with The Spear Group, John has provided extraordinary leadership, and the entire Spear and Sparus organizations join me in thanking him for his years of dedicated service,” said Sparus Holdings CEO Ron Bertasi. “While he will be missed, we are very pleased to have Jessica Liu join us as the new president of The Spear Group.”
Since 1981, The Spear Group has helped companies navigate business challenges by providing on demand highly qualified professionals for complex and crucial engineering, estimating, and project management projects.
Ms. Liu has more than 23 years of experience in delivering similar professional services to Fortune 500 clients. She was a principal in Booz Allen & Hamilton’s energy practice and has held key leadership positions in PwC’s Advisory practice, Siebel Systems, and Yahoo! She also previously worked for Goldman Sachs and Bain & Co.
Her areas of expertise include leading clients through major business transformational efforts, implementing state-of-the-art operations, technology, and program management improvements. She holds an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and a B.S. in Biochemistry, cum laude, from Harvard College.
“Jessica brings a proven track record and a broad background in professional services that will help The Spear Group grow and continue its prominence in the field,” said Sparus CEO Bertasi.
“The Spear Group is an industry leader, and I am very excited to join the team. I look forward to continuing the company’s growth and working with the other Sparus business leaders,” said Ms. Liu.
Sparus also announced that Senior Vice President Joe Griffin has been named Chief Operating Officer of The Spear Group, with responsibility for day-to-day operations. Mr. Griffin, who has been with The Spear Group since 1994, will report to Ms. Liu in this role. He has a total of 37 years of experience in the sector, with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Appalachian State University.
In addition to The Spear Group, Sparus Holdings also holds subsidiary Southern Cross, a technical services and technology products company serving energy utilities. Its chief product is EZ TechTM, a GPS-enabled mobile workforce management and compliance reporting system developed especially for utility field service compliance reporting.
About The Spear Group
Founded in 1981, The Spear Group, Inc., serves Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries, including gas and electric utilities, architectureand engineering firms, construction, pharmaceuticals, and various other industrial organizations. Whether for professional services, project outsourcing or consulting, Spear provides just the right assets for each engagement, ensuring personnel are highly qualified and responsible professionals. The Spear is a portfolio company of Sparus Holdings, Inc. For more information, visit http://www.speargroup.com.