Josh Peirez joined Sterling as Co-Chief Executive Officer and Director in July 2018, and was named Chief Executive Officer in April 2019. He brings extensive strategy, product and operational experience to the Company, and plays an instrumental role in driving Sterling toward its global vision. Prior to Sterling, Mr. Peirez served as President and Chief Operating Officer for Dun & Bradstreet, leading all aspects of customer-facing operations including the Company’s lines of business, multichannel sales platform, service of client solutions, strategy, as well as mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Dun & Bradstreet, Mr. Peirez spent ten years with MasterCard, most recently in the role of Chief Innovation Officer for MasterCard Worldwide. A lawyer by training, Mr. Peirez also served as the Company’s Group Executive, Global Public Policy and Associate General Counsel. Before joining MasterCard in 2000, Mr. Peirez was an associate at Clifford Chance Rogers & Wells focusing on antitrust litigation. Mr. Peirez has served on the Federal Reserve Board’s Consumer Advisory Council and the board of directors for the Westchester County Association. He was named in the Top 10 Innovators of 2009 ranked by Bank Technology News. Mr. Peirez received a B.S. in Policy Analysis, Economic and Government Studies from Cornell University, and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, where he received the Corpus Juris Secundum Award in Criminal Law and Comparative Constitutional Law. Mr. Peirez was selected to serve as a director because of the perspective, management, leadership experience and operational expertise in our business that he has developed as our Chief Executive Officer.
Michael Grebe has served as a member of our Board since March 2015, and was elected Chairperson in September 2021. Mr. Grebe is an Advisory Director to Berkshire Partners, a Bostonbased private equity firm, and serves as Chairman on the boards of Berlin Packaging, L.L.C and 3Phase Elevator Corporation. Mr. Grebe also serves on the boards of SRS Distribution, Inc., as Chairman of the Audit Committee, Access Information Management, Inc., where he serves as the Lead Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee, The Baptist Health System, where he serves as Chairman of the Leadership and Compensation Committee, and the Episcopal School of Jacksonville, where he serves on the Board of Trustees, including the Finance Committee. Additionally, Mr. Grebe previously served on the board of directors of the Jacksonville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Air Distribution Technologies, Inc. and SiteOne Landscape Supply. Additionally, Mr. Grebe previously served as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Interline Brands, Inc., where he served as the Chairman of the Board from 2007 to 2015 and as the Chief Executive Officer from 2004 to 2016. Prior to joining Interline in 1998, Mr. Grebe served in other leadership roles including as a Group Vice President with Airgas, Inc. and President of IPCO Safety, Inc. Mr. Grebe earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Michigan and served as a U.S. Naval Officer in the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program under the leadership of Admiral Hyman G. Rickover. Mr. Grebe was selected to serve as a director because of his particular knowledge in corporate finance, strategic planning and investments and extensive business, management and legal experience. Mr. Grebe also has experience serving as a public company director.
William Chen has served as a member of our Board since May 2018. Mr. Chen is a managing director for Goldman Sachs Asset Management Private Equity. He joined Goldman Sachs as a managing director in 2018. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Chen worked at Apax Partners in London and New York for nine years, most recently as a principal in the Technology and Telecoms Group. Mr. Chen serves on the boards of Aptos and CommerceHub, and previously served on the boards of Exact Software, Paradigm Geophysical, Epicor and Sophos. Mr. Chen earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University, an M.S. in Engineering-Economic Systems and Operations Research from Stanford University, an M.A. in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Chen was selected to serve as a director because of his extensive experience in equity investing, domestic and international experience, and service on the boards of directors of other companies.
Christopher Crampton has served as a member of our Board since June 2015. Mr. Crampton leads Goldman Sachs Asset Management Private Equity’s investing efforts in the services sector. He is a member of the AMD Corporate Investment Committee. Mr. Crampton joined Goldman Sachs in 2003 and was named partner in 2016. Mr. Crampton currently serves on the boards of PSS Industrial, Restaurant Technologies, and Synagro Technologies, and is a former board member of Americold Realty Trust, FloWorks Holdings, GCA Services, Interline Brands, MRC Global, ProQuest Holdings and US Security Associates. Mr. Crampton earned a B.A. from Princeton University. Mr. Crampton was selected to serve as a director because of his extensive experience in equity investing, domestic and international experience, and service on the boards of directors of other companies.
Mark Jennings has served as a member of our Board since April 2003. Mr. Jennings is a Co-Founder and has been a Managing Partner of Generation Partners, a growth equity firm specializing in technology-enabled service businesses, since September 1996. Prior to that time, Mr. Jennings was a Partner of Centre Partners, a private equity firm affiliated with Lazard Freres & Co, from October 1987 to September 1996, and prior to that, Mr. Jennings worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. from August 1986 to October 1987. Mr. Jennings currently serves on the board of directors of several privately held companies and has previously served on the boards of directors of several publicly traded companies. Mr. Jennings holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.B.A. from The Harvard Graduate School of Business. Mr. Jennings was selected to serve as a director because of his extensive business and leadership experience with high-growth technology-enabled service businesses and has served on the boards of directors of more than 25 other private and publicly held companies.
Adrian Jones has served as a member of our Board since February 2016. Mr. Jones currently serves as Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management Private Equity and is a member of the Asset Management Division (‘‘AMD’’) Corporate Investment Committee, the AMD Infrastructure Investment Committee and the AMD Growth Equity Investment Committee, as well as the firm’s Sustainable Finance Steering Group. Mr. Jones is also a member of the Americas Inclusion and Diversity Committee and cochair of AMD’s Private Markets Sustainability Council. Mr. Jones joined Goldman Sachs as an associate in the Investment Banking Division (IBD) in 1994 and was named partner in 2004. Mr. Jones previously served on various other boards, including the board of T2 Biosystems, Inc. Mr. Jones received his B.A. in Economics and Politics from University College, Galway, an M.A. in Economics from University College, Dublin and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Jones was selected to serve as a director because of his extensive experience in equity investing, domestic and international experience, and service on the boards of directors of other companies.
Mohit Kapoor has served as a member of our Board since May 2019. Mr. Kapoor currently serves as the Chief Technology and Operations Officer for NielsenIQ, overseeing all aspects of technology, security and operations since March 2021. Prior to joining NielsenIQ, Mr. Kapoor served as an independent advisor to multiple private equity portfolio companies from 2019 to 2021 in their value creation and technology transformation efforts. Mr. Kapoor was the Executive Vice President and Chief Information and Technology Officer of TransUnion from 2011 to 2019 and was responsible for all aspects of TransUnion’s technology, including strategy, applications, operations, infrastructure and delivery of solutions that supported TransUnion’s global information systems. Mr. Kapoor was the 2017 recipient of the Chicago CIO of the Year Award in the global category, and was recognized by ComputerWorld as a 2017 Premier 100 Technology Leader. Prior to TransUnion, Mr. Kapoor served in several senior roles at HSBC, including Chief Information Officer of South America supporting all aspects of technology across several lines of business from institutional customers to consumer finance. Mr. Kapoor has also served in many other positions with increasing responsibilities throughout the HSBC global organization as well as with Accenture, Coopers and Lybrand and EDS. Mr. Kapoor holds a B.S. in CIS and Finance and a B.A. in Economics from Jacksonville State University, and a Masters in Accounting Information Systems from Arizona State University. Mr. Kapoor was selected to serve as a director because of his extensive business and management experience in technology, big data, security and information services companies.
Jill Larsen has served as a member of our Board since February 2020. Ms. Larsen served as the Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer of PTC, Inc. from 2020 until March 1, 2022. She is the founder of DigitalHR LLC where she serves as HR Consultant, and she is a Faculty Member & Advisor for the Josh Bersin Academy. She also served as an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Human Capital Management Program at Columbia University from 2019 to 2021. Prior to PTC, Ms. Larsen was Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer for Medidata from 2018 to 2020, a public life sciences software company. Prior to Medidata, from 2013 to 2018, Ms. Larsen worked at Cisco Systems as Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Ms. Larsen currently serves on the board of directors of Definitive Healthcare, where she serves as Chairwoman of the Compensation Committee, and as an independent board member at TPX Communications. Ms. Larsen previously served on the board of Montage Software. Ms. Larsen received her B.A. in English and Communications from Boston College, and an M.S. in Human Resource Management from Emmanuel College. She also has a PHR distinction from the HR Certification Institute. Ms. Larsen was selected to serve as a director because of her extensive human capital management, DE&I and ESG experience, thorough knowledge of our industry and experience with compensation committees, nominating and corporate governance committees and public boards.
Arthur J. Rubado has served as a member of our Board since September 2021. Mr. Rubado is a Managing Director, Private Equity, and Head of CDPQ U.S. (‘‘CDPQ’’). He joined CDPQ in January 2018 and oversees the Private Equity portfolio. He is also responsible for the New York office and sits on the International Private Equity Investment Committee. Mr. Rubado has 30 years of operating and investing experience. Before joining CDPQ, he was a Managing Director and Operating Partner at Reservoir Capital, where he worked with portfolio company senior management and directors in healthcare, high tech and services. Previously, he was a Director in Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.’s (‘‘KKR’’) operating executive group, KKR Capstone, where he worked in healthcare, high tech, retail/distribution and financial services, in both large scale and start-up/new company platforms. Prior to KKR, he was a founding member of executive management for SmartOps Corporation, an enterprise software developer, which was acquired by SAP AG. Earlier in his career, he was a consultant at McKinsey & Company, and worked in project, risk and operations management roles for the Royal Dutch/Shell Group. Mr. Rubado holds a B.S. in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering with distinction from Cornell University and an M.B.A. with honors from Harvard Business School. He sits on the boards of directors of Constellation Insurance Holdings, Allied Universal, AlixPartners, PetSmart, TeamHealth and ITI Data. He has previously been a board member at Clarios, MyEyeDr, ClearTrail Real Estate, and Chairman of ClearCaptions LLC. Mr. Rubado was selected to serve as a director because of his extensive experience in private equity investing, domestic and international experience, and service on the boards of directors of other companies.
Lewis (Fred) Sutherland has served as a member of our Board since September 2015. Mr. Sutherland was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Aramark Corporation, a provider of food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel, from 1997 until his retirement in 2015. Prior to joining Aramark in 1980, Mr. Sutherland was Vice President, Corporate Banking, at Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY, now part of J.P. Morgan Chase. Mr. Sutherland is a Director and Finance Committee Chair of Con Edison, Inc. and a Director and Audit Committee Chair of Colliers International Group Inc. Mr. Sutherland is also a Director and former Chairman of WHYY, Philadelphia’s public broadcast affiliate, Board President of Episcopal Community Services, a Philadelphia-based anti-poverty agency, and a Trustee of Duke University, the National Constitution Center, and Peoples Light, a non-profit theater. Mr. Sutherland received his B.A. from Duke University, and an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Sutherland was selected to serve as a director because of his leadership and experience at an international managed services company, including experience with financial reporting, internal auditing, mergers and acquisitions, financing, risk management, corporate compliance and corporate planning. Mr. Sutherland’s experience from his leadership positions at Aramark Corporation and Chase Manhattan Bank supports the Board in its oversight of our financial reporting, auditing, and strategic planning activities.