U.S. software developer Sparc has appointed former Deloitte Consulting and BearingPoint consultant Marc Murphy as its new CEO. Murphy, who joined Sparc last year, successes Eric Bowman, the company’s founder.
After graduating from Bucknell University with a master’s degree in systems analysis, Murphy joined the U.S. Army, where he spent 5 years, in his last role serving as a Captain. In 1998 he joined KPMG, where he worked in the consulting practice, and focused on among others large-scale ERP projects. After KPMG Consulting was renamed BearingPoint in 2002, Murphy continued at BearingPoint, eventually growing to Managing Director of the firm’s Government Sector practice. In 2009 Murphy again found himself part of a sales process. Following BearingPoint’s financial problems in the U.S. – the European continent was performing well – the Government Sector unit was sold to rival Deloitte.
Murphy subsequently worked nearly 4 years for the Big 4 firm, as Account Director in the Federal group, with a focus on the Defence sector. In March 2013 he decided to exit the consulting industry, and joined Sparc as COO, a software developer with three offices in the U.S. (Charleston, South Carolina and Washington, D.C). After a spell of 1,5 years he now has been elected CEO, succeeding founder Eric Bowman, who has decided to step down as CEO, but will continue as the company’s president and board chairman. “Marc has done an amazing job accelerating Sparc’s growth since joining the company, and his commitment to our team members, customers and partners will position Sparc to achieve the high levels of growth we expect in the next five years,” says Bowman.
“I have such respect for Sparc and its customers, as well as the technology it has consistently produced, and I’m honoured to be chosen to help guide the company,” comments Murphy.