Sterling Wins Gold Stevie Award

June 6th, 2017

Sterling Wins Gold Stevie Award for Global Sales Team of the Year

Background Screening and HR Solutions Company Takes Home Prominent Sales Award

March 15, 2017 – New York, NY – Sterling (Sterling), one of the world’s largest background screening and HR solutions companies, is honoured to announce that they have recently won the Gold Stevie Award for Global Sales Team of the Year. This award is part of the Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service, which honours the world’s best in customer service, contact centers, business development and sales professionals.

The global sales award categories recognize sales teams whose industry has a global scope and provides a great way to benchmark an organization’s achievements against other companies. In 2016, the Sales and Customer Service Awards attracted more than 2,100 nominations from more than 30 countries.

The sales team at Sterling includes more than 140 sales representatives and 25 sales leaders in offices across the US, Canada and the UK. Their focus is on acquiring new clients across all market segments and industries, while continuously improving the value proposition and retention of Sterling’s current clients. The team goes through a rigorous professional development process, receiving training on a continuous basis with a strong emphasis on evolving customer needs and product knowledge.

“I’m incredibly proud to lead the global sales organization here at Sterling,” said Arie Kanofsky, chief sales officer at Sterling. “This is an amazing accomplishment that could not have been met without the hard work, dedication, talent and passion from everyone on our team. Across the globe, our team can identify prospects quickly and efficiently through our training and technology, ensuring we reach the right person at the right time. I couldn’t be happier with the success we’ve seen.”

Sterling recently restructured their sales team to support more of a coaching mentality. Mentoring by sales leaders is essential to ensuring the rapid advancement and ultimate success of new employees. With a streamlined approach and strong internal collaboration with Marketing, they’ve been able to implement powerful account-based marketing and lead generation strategies. A growing sales team focused on serving global enterprises is vital to the company’s future success.

The awards are judged by a panel of more than 200 judges from around the world including executives, entrepreneurs, innovators and business educators. The entries go through a two-phase review process: preliminary and final. During the preliminary stage, each entry was reviewed and rated on a 1 to 10 scale. During the final stage, the submissions were re-judged and scored by a separate group of judges. The finalist entry receiving the highest score after judging received the Gold Stevie Award, the next highest received the Silver Award winner and the remaining finalists received a Bronze Award status.

For more information about this award, you can access the Sterling blog post here

About Sterling:

Sterling provides hiring peace of mind by delivering a simpler, smarter background screening and onboarding experience for employers worldwide. Our comprehensive suite of cloud-based background screening and onboarding solutions deliver accurate, reliable results and tools to maintain compliance throughout the hiring cycle.

With 20 offices in nine countries and growing, our team of more than 3,900 employees proudly serves over 40,000 customers around the world, including 25% of the Fortune 100. Sterling is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), a distinction earned by fewer than 10% of all background screening companies. Visit

Sterling is a service mark of Sterling Infosystems, Inc.

This publication is for informational purposes only and nothing contained in it should be construed as legal advice. We expressly disclaim any warranty or responsibility for damages arising out this information. We encourage you to consult with legal counsel regarding your specific needs. We do not undertake any duty to update previously posted materials.

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