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May 01

Sterling Infosystems Changes Name to SterlingBackcheck


NEW YORK, NY, May 1, 2014 –  Sterling Infosystems, a world leader in the background screening industry, announced today that it has changed its brand name to SterlingBackcheck. The new name reflects the company’s astonishing growth over the past seven years, including the 2012 acquisition of BackCheck, Canada’s leading background screening company. The Sterling brand is well-established in the US and recognized as one of the largest and most well-respected background screening companies. The decision to add Backcheck to the name is part of the company’s global growth strategy.

"As the world’s workforce becomes increasingly mobile, we are experiencing significant demand by multinational companies for cutting edge, global background screening services," said Clare Hart, president of SterlingBackcheck. "Our new company brand positions us to address these market opportunities as we continue to create innovative products that serve the diverse, multinational needs of our customers."

Sterling pioneered the automation of criminal background screening in 2003 with its CourtDirect technology that enables 70% of criminal searches to be completed in just a few hours. By leveraging the advanced screening platforms and automated capabilities of both Sterling and Backcheck, SterlingBackcheck now serves clients in 196 countries, including the U.K., India and Canada.

About SterlingBackcheck

SterlingBackcheck is one of the largest background check companies in the world. Led by founder William Greenblatt since 1975, SterlingBackcheck is chosen by more than 25% of the Fortune 100 and more than 20,000 organizations to help them hire and retain the right people. As a global background check leader, SterlingBackcheck employs 2,500 people in five countries and its team offers expertise in compliance, client experience and applicant experience. Connected by the world’s most advanced background check technology platform and backed by strong financials, SterlingBackcheck continuously reinvests in its business to ensure it remains a global leader. To learn more about SterlingBackcheck, please visit:

SterlingBackcheck is a trademark of Sterling Infosystems, Inc.