Schneider Downs Announces Expansion of Management Team

We are pleased to announce the additions of Roger Spears, Cybersecurity Project Manager and Michael Divens, CFA, SDWMA Research and Due Diligence Manager to our management team. “Schneider Downs continues to grow and expand through hiring experienced and talented personnel,” said Steven Thompson, co-managing shareholder of Schneider Downs. “We are excited to see Mr. Divens and Mr. Spears grow within our firm and provide our clients with quality service.”

Roger Spears, Cybersecurity  Roger Spears, Cybersecurity Project Manager 

Mr. Spears has over 18 years of experience within the IT and Cybersecurity disciplines. He has spent his career leading dynamic teams on both small- and enterprise-level projects. He has previously served as Chief Technology Officer, Cyber Security Training Coordinator and in other related positions for employers in the higher education sector and, most recently, for the U.S. Navy. He will serve a broad array of Schneider Downs’ cybersecurity clients in similar capacities. 

Mr. Spears received his Bachelor of Science in Technology from Bowling Green State University and his Masters of Science in Information Assurance and Security from Capella University.

Roger Spears, Cybersecurity  Michael Divens, CFA, SDWMA Research and Due Diligence Manager

Mr. Divens is an investment professional with over six years of experience analyzing all aspects of companies for investment decisions, as well as in constructing investment portfolios for clients. He has previously served in Chief Investment Officer, Chief Operations Officer and Investment Analyst roles for large firms as well as in Project/Process Engineer positions in multiple industries.

Mr. Divens attended Carnegie Mellon University, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. He then received his Executive Masters of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. 

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