About: Company Profile

SterlingBackcheck, formerly Sterling Infosystems, was founded in 1975.

Since 1975, we have continually reinvested knowledge and resources back into the business. We deliver relentless customer service, unbeatable speed and unrivaled accuracy.

Our more than 2,800 employees serve over 20,000 customers around the world, including a quarter of the Fortune 100. We like to think of our clients as close partners, which shows with our 92% client retention rate that is unrivaled in the industry. It's because the SterlingBackcheck team believes strongly in providing the most comprehensive, cutting-edge services possible backed up by a commitment to excellence.

That's why, today, SterlingBackcheck is the world's largest company focused entirely on background checks with offices in the United States, Canada, the U.K., India and the Philippines.

The SterlingBackcheck Difference

Our Leadership

Founded SterlingBackcheck in 1975. A knowledgeable professional with more than 35 years of experience in the employment screening field, Mr. Greenblatt is a major thought leader and innovator in this arena. With vision and a commitment to technology, Mr. Greenblatt has guided the business in the direction of employment screening, including criminal background checks, previous employment verification, educational credential verification, and drug testing. In June of 2006, Mr. Greenblatt was honored by Ernst and Young as the Entrepreneur of the Year. He became Chairman in 2015 and he holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland and a JD from Benjamin Cardozo School of Law.

Joined Sterling as President in May 2013.Clare is well known as an innovator and leader in the world of interactive data and business information services. Clare most recently served as president and CEO of Infogroup where she led efforts to reorganize the company from multiple independent silos to six client-focused lines-of-business under a united and enhanced Infogroup brand. Prior to Infogroup, Clare was president of the Dow Enterprise Media Group, which generated over $700 million in annual sales and included the Dow Jones Indexes, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Dow Jones Licensing and Financial Information Services units. Clare also previously served as a founding member and ultimately president and chief executive officer of Factiva, when it was a joint venture of Dow Jones and Reuters.

Clare has won numerous awards for leadership and innovation including Inside Market Data’s 2010 Hall of Fame, where she was recognized as "The Visionary." She also served on the Direct Marketing Association and the Software and Information Industry Association boards, and is currently an advisory board member of both the Lubuto Library Project and The Women’s Venture Fund.

Clare holds a B.S. in Finance and Computer Systems Management from Drexel University and an M.B.A. from Rider University.

Joined SterlingBackcheck in January 2014. Before joining Sterling, Daniel spent much of his career in the telecommunications industry as CFO of Hawaiian Telcom, a former Verizon subsidiary, Global Crossing, Genuity and GTE Corporation. While at Genuity, he led the $2 billion initial public offering for the company as its chief financial officer. As CFO for GTE Corporation, he took a leading role in the company's merger with Bell Atlantic. This merger led to the formation of Verizon in June 2000. Most recently, Daniel served as CFO of Jackson Hewitt, the tax preparation firm, where he worked to complete the debt restructuring for the company. Daniel holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and a B.S. from Boston College.

Joined Sterling as President in 2000. Richard has been responsible for growing SterlingBackcheck's revenue by a factor of 20 times, making SterlingBackcheck the fastest growing company in its industry. Richard is responsible for new business development, the creation of corporate alliances, marketing initiatives and new products and services. He earned a B.A. and M.B.A. in Marketing from Hofstra University. He is a frequent speaker and commentator on hiring practices and policy development.

Joined SterlingBackcheck as Chief Operating Officer in 2007. Alla is an operations management professional with rich experience in business process transformation, Six Sigma analysis and software implementation. Prior to joining SterlingBackcheck, Alla held senior and strategic positions at Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services (CLS). In addition, Alla spent six years as a principal management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). At SterlingBackcheck, Alla is responsible for continuous improvement of worldwide operations processes based on Lean Six Sigma principles as well as insuring strict adherence to ISO 9001 procedures. Alla also leads all of SterlingBackcheck's Client Relations functions. Alla received her bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary.

Joined SterlingBackcheck as Chief Marketing Officer in September 2013. Julia is a seasoned marketer with a reputation for leading high-performing marketing teams at The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones and Factiva. Prior to her role as Vice President, Consumer Marketing and Circulation for The Wall Street Journal, Julia led global marketing and corporate communications in the Enterprise Media Group, the B2B news and information services division of Dow Jones. Julia spent over nine years in sales and marketing with LexisNexis before joining Dow Jones. She is a graduate of Indiana University and University of Michigan’s Ross Business School Executive Leadership Program.

Joined SterlingBackcheck in March of 2008. Roland is a highly accomplished change leader with more than 10 years of experience in operations management, business transformation, mergers & acquisitions, business turnaround and continuous improvement.

Prior to his role of Chief Product Officer, Roland was one of the key stakeholders in SterlingBackcheck’s substantial inorganic growth since 2010 as Senior Vice-President of Mergers/Acquisitions & Transition Services where he has been responsible for the integration of newly acquired companies. Prior to joining SterlingBackcheck, he held key leadership positions with a focus on operational transformation at Valassis Communications. In addition, Roland spent five years working at Saint-Gobain in the High Performance materials division in progressive leadership and consulting roles while taking part in their leadership program.

Roland holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and a M.S. in Engineering Management from the University of Western New England. His training and certifications include Lean Manufacturing (CLBM), 6 Sigma (Black Belt), Quality Controls (CQC), Project Management and Supply Chain management (APICS / CPIM).

Joined SterlingBackcheck in 2003 and is a founding member of the SterlingBackcheck India team. Vikas has more than 12 years of experience in operations management in both services and manufacturing industries. He is responsible for SterlingBackcheck’s global operations in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Prior to his role as EVP-Global Operations, Vikas was responsible for the development of SterlingBackcheck's business center in Mumbai as CEO, SterlingBackcheck India. He is recognized for his contributions in operational excellence, the application of Six Sigma principles and the transition & optimization of multiple programs using ‘Lean’ principles. Under his leadership, SterlingBackcheck's business center has received and successfully maintained its ISO 9001:2008 certification and has grown to become a strategic part of SterlingBackcheck's global delivery model.

Vikas holds a B.S. degree in Industrial Chemistry from the University of Mumbai and is one of the founding members of the Indian Association of Professional Background Screeners (IAPBS).

Joined SterlingBackcheck as General Counsel in 2012. Prior to SterlingBackcheck, Andrew served as General Counsel of Global Compliance Services, a leading provider of governance, risk management, and compliance solutions. Before Global Compliance, Andrew was Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) for approximately twelve years. Prior to D&B, Andrew served in the legal departments of AT&T and Automatic Data Processing, and was a corporate attorney in private practice in two large international law firms in New York. Andrew holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Yale University and a J.D. from the New York University School of Law.

Joined SterlingBackcheck in October 2012. Sean leads all aspects of SterlingBackcheck's Client Services and Account Management capabilities. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in general management, product development, marketing and strategic partnerships. Before joining SterlingBackcheck, he held executive positions at Global Compliance and Dun & Bradstreet including SVP Global Analytics and SVP Global Risk Management Solutions where he was responsible for growing Dun & Bradstreet's flagship product line. Prior to Dun & Bradstreet, Mr. Cunningham held senior leadership positions with Prudential Financial and First USA Bank/Bank One. He has a B.A. from West Chester University.

Joined SterlingBackcheck in July 2014. Martin leads a global technology team that is responsible for technology infrastructure, process automation and product innovation.

Prior to joining SterlingBackcheck, Martin was CTO for Pearson PLC, the multinational publishing and education company. Other former roles include CTO and Global Head of Architecture & Engineering with Diageo, Chief Architect and Global Head of Architecture & Engineering for Pfizer, VP Enterprise Architecture for Merrill Lynch, and Lead Architect in the Fixed Income Technology Group at Deutsche Bank.

Joined SterlingBackcheck in 2011. Since 2012, Tom has been the driving force behind Verified Volunteers, SterlingBackcheck's first new venture. Prior to launching Verified Volunteers, he handled acquisition and business development activities for SterlingBackcheck as well as Calera Capital Partners, a leading middle market private equity firm. He began his career with Goldman, Sachs & Co. and spent a year with American International Group in Thailand as a Princeton-in-Asia fellow. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an A.B. from Princeton University, where he graduated magna cum laude.

Dave Dinesen founded BackCheck in 1997 and remains a leader and innovator within the pre-employment screening industry. He also founded BackCheck’s myBackCheck.com online division – Canada’s first online account based criminal record service. In 2007, under his leadership, BackCheck UK was established, which is now one of the leading and largest background screening companies in the United Kingdom. Under Dave’s leadership, BackCheck has grown from a small business to a multi-site, multi-national organization that serves thousands of employers worldwide, and is the undisputed largest and leading company of its kind in Canada. In 2012, BackCheck was acquired by Sterling Infosystems Inc., of New York. Dave’s role was expanded to include President, Sterling International.

Dave is a sought after speaker on the topic of employment screening. Featured in a number of trade and general media articles, Dave has sat on a panel at a recent Canadian HR Council, he has addressed the HRPAO conference, ASIS, the Atlantic HR Conference and the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police. He is a member of the Human Resources Management Association (HRMA) of B.C., and the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS).