Sharie Kirsch

Sharie Kirsch

Pondera Solutions announced Tuesday it has appointed Sharie Kirsch as vice president of North America sales.

The Folsom, Calif.-based company is a Google Enterprise partner focused on implementing fraud analytics for government agencies.

"Sharie is a force within our industry," said Jon Coss, CEO of Pondera Solutions. "I have known her for more than a decade and have enormous respect for her work, integrity, and knowledge of how to effectively work in various markets. She is a major asset for Pondera whose industry expertise will help us to provide more anti-fraud services to various governments."

Kirsch will direct and build the company’s sales team, manage partner relations, coordinate Pondera’s presence at industry events, and help to select new markets for Pondera’s products and services, the company said. She will report directly to COO Greg Loos.

Kirsch comes to Pondera Solutions from CGI Technologies and Solutions Inc., where she worked for the past 19 years. As a vice president at CGI, Kirsch led business development, contract negotiations, partner and vendor relations in the state and local government markets.

Kirsch earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from James Madison University in Virginia.