Tom Burke Hired as Sterling’s Chief Operating Officer

June 6th, 2017

NEW YORK, April 7, 2017 – Sterling (Sterling), one of the world’s largest background screening and HR solutions companies, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Tom Burke as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO).

“Tom brings both operational excellence and decisive leadership experience to Sterling, and his energetic and collaborative style will help us break down silos and realize our ambitious goals more quickly,” said Clare Hart, CEO of Sterling. “With his leadership, he will help us tackle critical challenges in Technology, Operations, Product, Quality, Data Strategy, M&A Integration and Ventures as Sterling works to strengthen, automate and innovate our organization globally.”

Mr. Burke will lead his team with a focused strategy to deliver for Sterling’s clients in 2017, including developing global and mobile product platforms, refining the company’s fulfillment platform and delivering increased automation through SmartData.

Mr. Burke brings more than 20 years of experience in leading complex, technology-driven organizations to this role. He previously served as the Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer for three technology companies (StoneRiver Insurance Solutions, RegEd and Emerald Connect). Hired by private equity owner Stone Point Capital and Fiserv Inc., his role was to turn these under-performing companies around. Before that, he was SVP and Chief Information Officer at New York Life International and Head of Operations & Technology for Global Consumer Investments at Citigroup.

Mr. Burke holds an MBA in Finance from St. John’s University and a BA in Computer Science from Fordham University.

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 Info systems, Inc.

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