Who we are
Build winning companies to deliver superior returns to our investors.
Acquire good businesses and partner with management to drive fundamental improvement.
Our core competencies
- Continuous Improvement
- Lean, collaborative team, working directly with Partners and senior management
- Successful track record resulting in exciting growth
- 6 out of 7 current Partners started as associates or Vice Presidents at Sterling
- Resources Group, comprised of subject matter experts in Human Capital, Operations, Commercial, Strategy, Technology, and M&A, are members of deal teams and help drive improvements at portfolio companies
- Hands on investing model resulting in deep engagement with our portfolio companies
- We believe in long term partnership and collaboration
- Relentless, firm-wide commitment to continuous improvement
- We say "we" more than "I"
- Entrepreneurial spirit
- Passionate about building winning businesses
Why Choose a Career with Sterling?
Sterling is led by a team of Partners with a long history of working together at the firm. Six out of seven of Sterling’s current Partners began their careers with Sterling as an Associate or a Vice President (the seventh joined from a portfolio company). Our team has been uniquely stable and consistent, having never lost a Partner other than to retirement or family commitments.
Sterling’s core values are Partnership, Passion and Discipline. We are passionate about building winning businesses to deliver superior returns for our investors and employees. We are disciplined in sourcing and evaluating the right opportunities with a process-oriented approach to everything we do.
We believe a diverse set of skills from people with a variety of backgrounds results in better business outcomes. We are committed to having a well-rounded, balanced, and inclusive team.
We're interested in hearing from great talent.
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Summary The Management Company Assistant Controller reports directly to the Management Company Controller and will play an integral part in the smooth functioning of the accounting, tax and budgeting functions for the firm’s management companies. The Assistant Controller will be accountable for the accounting operations of the firm, to include production of periodic financial reports, […]Apply Now
The Fund Controller reports directly to the CFO and will play an integral part in the smooth functioning of the accounting, financial reporting and tax functions for the firm’s private credit funds and Foundation Fund, a $600 million lower-middle market equity fund. The Fund Controller will be accountable for the accounting operations of the funds […]Apply Now
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The Sterling Group is seeking a detail-oriented and self-motivated Accountant to join our team. The Staff Accountant will report to the VP, Management Company Accounting and will assist with the accounting and financial reporting functions for The Sterling Group. We are a small group of highly motivated professionals dedicated to creating exceptional companies and being […]Apply Now
The Associate position will be primarily responsible for industry research, competitive analysis, financial statement analysis and financial modeling for potential transactions.Apply Now