Douglas C. SperrFounder and CEO
Doug Sperr’s career spans more than 25 years of executive leadership and technology innovation. As the Founder and CEO of USGN, Doug has headed the overall leadership and management of the online software solutions company since it opened its doors in 1998. Sperr is responsible for the Company’s overall business strategy, product vision and customer relationships. Under Sperr’s leadership, USGN has experienced unprecedented growth and has become the leader in web-based application development platforms, combining best of class collaborative project management solutions.

An architect by training, Doug applied more than two decades of design and planning experience to develop USGN’s core project management software. Designed out of necessity by Doug for his Phoenix-based architecture firm, Sperr & Associates/ Architecture, Inc., Sperr quickly understood the power of the Internet to dramatically improve the way companies manage projects and the potential his software had to benefit the multi-unit construction industry. Sperr soon founded USGN to commercialize the venture and his unique vision led the USGN development team to create a product that is both highly collaborative and adaptable to users’ processes and applications without the need for IT or programmers.

The company now boasts dozens of loyal blue-chip and Fortune 500 customers with over 11,000 users and 8,000 projects in the USGN online community of application development and project management. Sperr holds a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Arizona State University, is a registered architect in more then 20 states across the U.S. and is a member of the American Institute of Architects. He’s also an accomplished sailplane and aerobatic pilot.

Russ OttenVice President of Sales & Marketing
Russ Otten joined USGN in 2017. He successfully directed sales growth campaigns for both small, privately-owned and mega, publicly-held store fixture companies. In his past life, he taught high school English, coached basketball teams (from 6th grade to college), and led a capital campaign for his alma mater. He spends his most valuable time with his family and church.
Justin WilkinsSenior Director of Implementation and Services
Justin Wilkins joined USGN in 2007 and has become the leader of our Implementation and Services Team. He brings a mix of computer management knowledge and customer service experience to the company.
Mary K. GibsonDirector of Finance
Mary Gibson has over 18 years of experience in accounting and 15 years of financial management. She has been with USGN from its inception in 1998. Prior to this time, Gibson was accountant for Sperr & Associates and also managed the accounting department for a staffing service for 13 years, which included over $5M in billing and a payroll of over 5,000 temporary employees a year.
Michael R. LeathersDirector of Design
Mike Leathers has been with USGN since he graduated from The University of Advancing Computer Technology. He was instrumental in evolving basic web design technologies into a dynamic online tool for online project management. In his role as USGN Technical Director, he is an integral part of the implementation process for each of our customers. He has earned the trust and respect of USGN’s most demanding users.
Scott WesselsCTO
Scott Wessels has been with USGN since 1999, and has led the technology department since his arrival. His exceptional ability to understand and advance a vast landscape of technologies has ensured USGN’s position as a technology leader in their industry. Scott has had held diverse senior level positions in technology, most recently with Intel. With his extensive knowledge of software architecture, development, software lifecycle management and computer languages he has become the industry leader in the field of OPM software.
Betty Maisel, PhDPast President, Operations Consultant
Betty Maisel joined USGN in 2008. Betty has more than 20 years of executive and management experience in the information technology industry. She has a record of leading teams to successfully define and implement strategic and business solutions. Betty’s management experience includes leading internal IT Departments and managing a large Professional Services organization. She has extensive experience in working through all phases of the client engagement life cycle and has been successful at ensuring effective and complete solution implementation for both large and small technology projects. Betty has experience in the restaurant, distribution, and education sectors.