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.

Jim Apple

Managing Director


Jim joined Sterling in 2013 to lead the firm’s deal sourcing efforts. Prior to joining Sterling, he spent nine years with Morgan Keegan and Raymond James in financial sponsor coverage and managing the investment bank’s relationship with Regions Bank and the private client group. Jim spent 15 years as an economic development practitioner prior to investment banking and has a B.A. in economics and international studies from Rhodes College.