Sperber Landscape Companies names Jeff Berg as CEO

Berg joins Sperber after 18 years as a partner at the global consulting firm McKinsey & Company.

Sperber Landscape Companies, a commercial landscape maintenance company that ranked No. 8 on our Top 100 list last year, has named Jeff Berg as CEO.

Richard Sperber, who has been acting as the company’s interim CEO and is the founder, will continue his active leadership of the company in the role of executive chairman.

Berg joins Sperber after 18 years as a core leader and partner at the global consulting firm McKinsey & Company. His tenure at McKinsey spanned a wide range of services businesses, industries, and initiatives. Before McKinsey, Berg was a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy, having served onboard the USS Bremerton, a Los Angeles-class nuclear submarine, and with the Deep Submergence Unit, the Navy's lone submarine rescue force.

“I have the greatest confidence in Jeff,” Richard Sperber says. "His career at McKinsey built an unparalleled understanding of services businesses, and I know that he, alongside our exceptional leadership team, will be a strong driving force for the next phase of Sperber’s growth.”

“It is truly an honor to be joining Sperber and leading a company filled with such passion and talent,” Berg says. “I believe we are in a unique position to build upon an iconic American legacy. The Sperber name is synonymous, not only with company culture and taking great care of people, but also with pioneering and disrupting the landscape industry. I look forward to building upon that foundation and honoring that legacy, while embracing next gen capabilities that allow us to work smarter and safer. It’s an exciting time to be in landscaping.”