A unique range and depth of experience is what we believe sets our Partners apart. Collectively, we share over 100 years of private equity experience at Sterling. Each is actively involved both in investment activities and in the oversight and direction of portfolio companies.

C. Kevin Garland



Kevin joined Sterling in 2001 and has led the investments in HydroChem Industrial Services, Hudson Products, Roofing Supply Group, Express, DexKo Global, and North American / Evergreen Industrial Services. Kevin has also been involved with the investments in CST Industries, American Bath Group and Construction Supply Holdings. In each of these companies, Kevin has been focused on value creation through the strategic and operational improvements of these businesses.

Prior to joining Sterling, he was at Enron Corp. for seven years, where he was most recently a Managing Director responsible for Enron’s private equity business. Kevin began his career in investment banking at Stephens Inc., followed by two years in mergers and acquisitions at Parker and Parsley Petroleum. Kevin received a B.A. from Rhodes College and an M.B.A. with honors from the Owen School of Management at Vanderbilt University.