April 12th, 2017 | Sterling

Sterling Welcomes Tom Burke as COO

Sterling Welcomes Tom Burke

Sterling is pleased to welcome Tom Burke as our new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Clare Hart, CEO of Sterling shared in the announcement to the company, “The role of COO is increasingly critical to our success as we look to strengthen, automate and innovate our organisation everywhere. Tom brings both operational excellence and decisive leadership experience to Sterling. His energetic and collaborative style will help us break down silos and realize our ambitious goals more quickly.”

Tom brings more than 20 years of experience in leading complex, technology-driven organisations to the COO role. Before joining Sterling, Tom was the Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer for three technology companies: StoneRiver Insurance Solutions, RegEd, and Emerald Connect. Hired by private equity owners, 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 Insurance and Head of Operations & Technology for Global Consumer Investments at Citigroup.

Challenges and Solutions for Background Screening Operations

His experience in leading complex, technology-driven organisations is impressive and Tom will tackle the most critical challenges of the background screening industry including Technology, Operations, Product, Quality, Data Strategy, M&A; Integration and Ventures.

Tom and his team have a focused strategy to deliver for our clients in 2017, including developing global and mobile product platforms, starting the reengineering of our fulfillment platform, delivering increased automation through SmartData and ensuring a positive upgrade experience to SterlingONE.

Welcome Tom to the Sterling team!

Worldwide Recognition of Sterling

Sterling is not just another employment background screening company. We are truly passionate about our clients, our mission and what we stand for. 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. Sterling is a global organisation with 20 offices in 9 countries with over 3,900 employees. Our team proudly serves over 50,000 customers worldwide including a quarter of the Fortune 100.

As our technology and organisation continues to grow through mergers and acquisitions, Sterling has been recognised with multiple awards for our company as well as our leadership. Some of the awards that we have won in 2016 include: WorkForce Management Hot List of Background Screening Providers, HR Vendors of the Year Best Background Screening Providers in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore, HRO Magazine’s Baker Dozen Best Background Screening Providers, Best in Biz 2016 Executive of the Year, The Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies and most recently the Stevie Award for Global Sales Team of the Year. We are honored to display the awards that we have achieved in the past year to symbolise the dedication from every person in every Sterling office around the world.

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