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.

Kent Wallace



Kent joined Sterling in 2001. He is responsible for sourcing and executing acquisitions and the oversight of portfolio companies. Kent serves on the board of Saxco International,  North American / Evergreen Industrial Service and Time Manufacturing.  He was formerly the Chairman of B&G Crane and Stackpole International and served on the boards of Universal Fiber Systems, Hudson Products and Panolam Industries. He has also been involved in the investments in Propex and North American Energy Partners.

Previously, Kent was a Summer Associate with Rocky Mountain Capital Partners, focusing on mezzanine investments in basic manufacturing and services businesses, and an Assistant Vice President at Long-Term Credit Bank, where he managed an energy loan portfolio. He began his career at Coopers & Lybrand. Kent received a B.B.A. and an M.P.A. in accounting from the University of Texas and an M.B.A. with honors from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago.