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.

Frank J. Hevrdejs

Advisory Partner


Co-founder of Sterling in 1982, Frank has worked in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and accounting for over¬†35 years.¬† He has served on the boards of numerous portfolio companies over the years including HydroChem, Mail-Well, and Purina Mills. Throughout Sterling’s history, Frank has led many of the firm’s successful investments.

Prior to the founding of Sterling, Frank was a Senior Vice President at the mergers and acquisitions firm McLaughlin Associates. In the 1970s he was an executive at Baker International Corporation (now Baker Hughes) and with Deloitte Haskins & Sells. He earned his B.S. in accounting from California State University.