Female Entrepreneur Lecture Features Founder of SPHERE Technology Solutions

Rita Gurevich, founder of SPHERE Technology Solutions, will deliver the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship’s 2015 Female Entrepreneur Lecture on Friday, May 8 at 6 p.m. in Hennessy Hall at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus.

Rothman Rita Gurevich 2015Gurevich started SPHERE Technology Solutions to allow others to leverage her experience from both the customer and vendor side. She was able to gain a lot of experience in a short period of time during the Lehman bankruptcy and the economic downturn of 2008. Gurevich was in a unique position to help organizations work through the enhanced regulatory environment that dominated the industry during this time.

Gurevich started in the financial services industry where she gained extensive experience in architecting, managing and supporting infrastructure systems. She then shifted focus and used her business-side knowledge to manage several product lines for software vendors, ensuring that the functionality of these products matched the needs of their customers.

She now leads her organization in providing business critical governance, security and compliance solutions to customers spanning multiple geographic locations and industry verticals.

In 2012 Gurevich was named one of New Jersey’s Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs by NJ Monthly and was a finalist in Hoboken’s Chamber of Commerce inaugural business awards as “Woman in Business”. In June of 2013, Rita was featured in Hoboken’s hMag as one of the Women to Watch. In 2014, Rita was featured in the book “Legendary Locals of Hoboken”, received the Hoboken Chamber Award for Woman in Business and was named to the 50 Best Women in Business list by NJBIZ.

Gurevich attended Stevens Institute of Technology, where she earned a dual degree in Computer Science and Mathematics.

The event is free for NJ Business Idea Competition participants and their guests. Tickets for the general public are $45. To reserve a seat please RSVP to Gabrielle Zuccaro by May 6 at gzuccaro@fdu.edu or 973-443-8842.

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