As a pioneer in the areas of learning and performance management, Paul Sparta has been the guiding force at Plateau Systems since the company’s inception in 1996. Under his leadership, Plateau has earned its reputation as a premier, customer-focused provider of talent management software, solutions and services. In steering Plateau, Sparta’s vision has centered on deconstructing rigid HR silos and streamlining all aspects of the talent lifecycle – from employee on-boarding, learning and training, and performance management, to career development, succession planning and compensation management – into a cohesive, interoperable solution.
During Sparta’s tenure, Plateau has earned numerous awards and accolades from industry analysts, business organizations and leading trade and business publications. Plateau was recently highlighted in the Red Herring 100 as one of the most promising private North American technology companies, and was also recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in corporate America. In addition, Sparta was honored as the recipient of the Ernst & Young Software and Technology Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2004. Today, Sparta continues to lead Plateau’s vision, growth, and expansion into new markets across North America, EMEA and Asia-Pacific.