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.

RICHARD SELDON is the President of SterlingBackcheck, one of the world’s largest background screening companies. As the company’s primary revenue architect for the past 16 years, he has built the company’s client list to more than 22,000 companies, including 28% of the Fortune 500.

As a sales leader and professional, Richard believes in the fundamental importance of building transparent, effective relationships with clients and partners. He is a relentless advocate for customer success and has created a strong culture of customer focus within SterlingBackcheck, resulting in industry-leading client retention rates. As chair of the SterlingBackcheck Customer Advisory Board, he leads of an advisory group that includes some of the world’s largest employers and is focused on addressing pressing questions surrounding background screening. He is a sought-after speaker and commentator on hiring practices, background screening and policy development.

Richard earned a B.A. and M.B.A. in Marketing from Hofstra University.

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 ensuring 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 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 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.

Arie joined SterlingBackcheck in October of 2008 as a results driven leader that has over twenty years’ experience in building high performance sales teams. Before being promoted to run global sales, Arie held sales positions of increasing responsibility at SterlingBackcheck, most notably as Senior Vice President of Small and Medium Business Sales which achieved significant growth year over year. Prior to joining the company, Arie founded and ran the largest job fair company in the United States, Job Expo.com. Mr. Kanofsky holds a B.A. of Communication from the University of Tampa.

Joined SterlingBackcheck in 2015. Karin leads all aspects of SterlingBackcheck's Client Services and Account Management capabilities. She brings more than twenty-five years of business information services experience in global operations, customer service, sales, marketing, data acquisition, mergers and acquisitions, and product development to the company. Prior to joining SterlingBackcheck, she held executive roles at NELSON, a professional services firm, Dow Jones and Dun & Bradstreet. Karin has an MBA from Lehigh University and a BBA from Western Michigan University in Business and German.

Billy joined SterlingBackcheck in 2015 to lead the company's mergers, acquisitions and corporate development efforts. He brings more than 20 years of experience working with technology, media and telecom companies as an investment banker at top global investment banks including Goldman Sachs, Macquarie Capital and J.P. Morgan.  By executing M&A transactions with an aggregate value of  $100 billion and raising more than $36 billion in debt and equity, Billy has helped many companies grow faster and more strategically. 

Before joining SterlingBackcheck, Billy led Persevent Group LLC, a boutique advisory and investment firm serving TMT companies, as its chief executive officer. He also held roles at Star Mountain Capital, an investment management firm, and was Managing Director, Head of North America Telecom Merchant Banking at Macquarie Capital.  From 1998 through 2009, Billy was with Goldman Sachs where he was a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Division’s Telecom, Media and Technology group.

Billy holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BSE in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated summa cum laude.

Joined SterlingBackcheck in January 2016. Steve joined the company from Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. where he led all aspects of legal, compliance, regulatory and government affairs. Steve brings experience in litigation, class actions and government inquiries. Prior to Jackson Hewitt, Steve was EVP, General Counsel and Secretary with Paragon Financial, a publically traded specialty finance company. At Paragon, Steve led the company's business development, investor relations/public relations and risk management functions as well as the legal department. In addition to Jackson Hewitt and Paragon, Steve was EVP, General Counsel and Secretary with NRT Incorporated and he led the Corporate and Commercial legal practice for Footlocker. He began his career as a lawyer with Skadden Arps in New York where he specialized in structuring and negotiating corporate transactions, including public and private mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance transactions.

Steve received a B.S. in Finance from the State University of NY at Albany where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and he received his law degree from Fordham University School of Law.