Global Background Check Leader Sterling Infosystems Names Clare Hart President - May 6th, 2013
Former Dow Jones Enterprise Media Group President and Infogroup CEO is a Recognized Innovator and Marketing Leader
New York – May 6, 2013 – Sterling Infosystems, the world’s most trusted background check company, today announced the appointment of Clare Hart as president. Hart is well known as an innovator and leader in the world of interactive data and business information services.
“It is a pleasure to welcome Clare to the executive team at Sterling Infosystems,” said William Greenblatt, founder and CEO of Sterling Infosystems. “As our business continues to grow through global expansion and the launch of new products and services, adding someone with Clare’s stature, experience and track record is a critical next step in Sterling’s evolution. Sterling will continue to create innovative products and Clare’s experience in sales, marketing and business leadership will ensure that our clients have access to the most sophisticated background screening services in the market.”
“Sterling Infosystems is an incredible organization with visionary leadership and a passion for serving its clients with the most timely and complete background check services available in the industry today,” said Clare Hart. “The services Sterling provides are a core part of the hiring process and Sterling is the clear leader in the background check industry. I am extremely enthusiastic about joining the Sterling team.”
Clare Hart 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, Hart 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. Hart 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.
Hart 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.
Hart holds a BS in finance and computer systems management from Drexel University, and an M.B.A. from Rider University.
About Sterling Infosystems:
Sterling Infosystems is one of the largest background check companies in the world. Led by founder William Greenblatt since 1976, Sterling is chosen by over 25% of the Fortune 100 and over 20,000 organizations to help them hire and retain the right people. As a global background check leader, Sterling has 2,200 people in 12 offices in six countries. Sterling’s people bring expertise in compliance, client experience and applicant experience. Connected by the world’s most advanced background check technology platform, and backed by strong financials, Sterling continuously reinvests in its business to ensure it remains a global leader.
In December 2010, Calera Capital, a leading middle-market private equity firm, invested in Sterling in partnership with founder William Greenblatt and the company’s management team. For additional information, visit www.sterlinginfosystems.com.
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