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Discover the difference that's making the world a safer place.

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

Danielle Korins

Chief People Officer

Jennifer Ketchens

Chief Diversity and Social Responsibility Officer

Manish Sinha

President APAC and Global Head of Operations

Peter Lehmann

Chief Strategy Officer

Peter Walker

Chief Financial 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 Global Head of Fulfillment

Harris Bornstein

Strategic Alliances and Channel Partnerships

Jim Hickey

Managing Director, Canada

Joy Henry

Financial and Business Services

Justin Jed

Head of Product

Katie Zwetzig

Sterling Volunteers

Ken Schnee

Technology, Media, Entertainment, and Hospitality

Matthew Gay

Small and Medium-Sized Business

Steve Karl

Chief Fulfillment Officer

Scott Thompson

Chief Technology Officer

Steven Smith

Managing Director, EMEA

Taylor Liggett

Sterling Identity

Valerya Poltorak

Healthcare and Life Sciences

Vincenza Caruso-Valente

Staffing, Retail, and Franchise

Get Started

Want to talk background checks or brainstorm about hiring solutions? Need us to just listen? Whatever the reason, we are here to help.

General Inquiries


866 881 2011

Client Services

Sterling Backcheck

866 455 7293


888 889 5248
+1 646 829 3382

Corporate Address

Suite 200 – 19433 96th Ave.
Surrey, BC, V4N 4C4