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.

William C. Oehmig

Advisory Partner


Billy joined Sterling in 1984. He currently serves on the boards of North American Energy Partners. Billy has served as Chairman of the Board of Royster-Clark, Purina Mills and Exopack and as a Director of Universal Fiber Systems, Panolam Industries, Propex and Sterling Diagnostic Imaging.

Previously, Billy worked in banking and mergers and acquisitions. He also represented foreign investors in purchasing and managing companies in the United States in the oilfield service, manufacturing, distribution, heavy equipment, and real estate sectors. Billy began his career in Houston in 1974 at Texas Commerce Bank. He received a B.B.A. in economics from Transylvania University and an M.B.A. from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.