Paul Sparta is a pioneer in learning and performance management systems. Before co-founding Plateau, Sparta served as the director of Training Systems at MRJ, Inc. (now part of General Dynamics) where he headed up the division that was subsequently spun-off into Plateau Systems in 1996.
Plateau has since won numerous awards, including being named by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in corporate America. Sparta has led the continued expansion of Plateau, and was named as an award recipient for the Ernst & Young Software and Technology Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2004. Sparta is also a veteran of the US Navy and the consulting industry. He has authored several articles in leading publications on workforce productivity and the role of performance management and development.