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We Hold Ourselves To A Higher Standard

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Sterling Celebrates 45 Years of Trust and Expertise

Sterling is proud that since our founding in 1975, we have been helping our clients build great work cultures built on foundations of trust and safety. We’re celebrating our milestone anniversary by showcasing our employees and sharing what they have to say. Click here to see their passion for helping to build – and work within – diverse and inclusive cultures of trust and safety, as well as their thoughts on where we’re heading tomorrow.
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Built On Trust

Discover the difference that's making the world a safer place.
It's all about people.

As a global leader in background and identity services, Sterling can help provide everything your business needs to hire with confidence. With a vision to make the world a safer place, we know people make the difference - in the workplace, hospitals, on the road, and in schools, to name a few. Empowering organizations to make smarter, faster, safer hiring decisions through advanced technology, accuracy, and industry-leading turnaround time, Sterling provides the foundation of trust and safety our clients need to create great environments for their most essential resource, people.

Our Executive Team

Josh Peirez


Lou Paglia

President & Chief Operating Officer

Angela Stelle

Chief Marketing Officer

Jennifer Ketchens

Chief Diversity and Social Responsibility Officer

Peter Lehmann

Chief Strategy Officer

Peter Walker

Chief Financial Officer

Robyn Price Stonehill

Chief People Officer

Steve Barnett

General Counsel

Our Senior Leaders

Alla Schay

Industrials, Government, and Education

Brian Williams

Government and Education

David Bloom

Gig, Volunteer, and Consumer

Elizabeth Fitzell

Managing Director, APAC

GV Prasad

CEO India and Head of APAC Fulfilment

Harris Bornstein

Strategic Alliances and Channel Partnerships

Jim Hickey

Managing Director, Canada

Joy Henry

Financial and Business Services

Katie Zwetzig

Sterling Volunteers

Ken Schnee

Technology, Media, Entertainment, and Hospitality

Manish Sinha

President APAC

Matthew Gay

Small and Medium-Sized Business

Meg Wilson

Chief Product Officer

Meghan Browne

Head of Client & Sales Operations

Scott Thompson

Chief Technology Officer

Steve Karl

Chief Fulfillment Officer

Steven Smith

Managing Director, EMEA

Taylor Liggett

General Manager, Sterling Identity

Valerya Poltorak

Healthcare and Life Sciences

Vincenza Caruso-Valente

Staffing, Retail, and Franchise


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