Sparta Systems, Inc., has promoted William B. Gerraughty, Jr., to the role of chief operating officer (COO). Gerraughty, who currently serves as chief financial officer (CFO), will assume the responsibility of overseeing the company’s day-to-day operations, provide strategic planning and resource allocation, and advise the CEO and management team on key planning issues and important business decisions. Gerraughty will continue to serve as CFO and manage the company’s legal and human resource departments.
Before Sparta Systems, Gerraughty served as CFO at two publicly traded companies, NMS Communications and Infinium Software. He also held a number of executive positions, including president, COO and CFO at Intellution, a software company serving the industrial automation markets. Gerraughty began his career at Coopers and Lybrand.
“William Gerraughty’s success in ensuring the financial health of Sparta Systems makes him a natural choice to oversee the company’s daily operation as we head into 2010,” said James E. McGowan, CEO, Sparta Systems. “I’m confident that with his unparalleled record of accomplishment and complete knowledge of the company’s inner workings, his promotion to COO will help position Sparta for continued growth in the coming year and beyond.”