About Us



The Sterling Group, a Veteran Owned Executive Search Firm, has teamed with small, medium and Fortune 500 companies in need of Middle Manager, Executive and C-Level talent.  As former Military Officers and Academy Graduates, we understand that institutional success is handed down from one generation of talent to the next.  Each partner at the Sterling Group has bridged the gap from military success to the boardroom and can personally testify to what is at stake for organizations in need of elite talent.

Team commitment and a desire to win is also at the heart of each of the Sterling Team Members.  We are all athletes who have formed strong bonds with teammates on the playing field and value team effort and success.  We operate now as a team, specializing in our own individual roles at The Sterling Group, to scout and draft talent and even help coach your team to long-term winning success.


"The Sterling Group have a keen insight on how to best place individuals in the market place based upon their individual skill sets as well as how well an individual will fit in within the corporate culture and social dynamics of a company. I would highly recommend those looking for career opportunities in managament to work with Sterling to find the right fit for their future employment."
-- Garth Fennegan, Shareholder at SettlePou
"Through the strong relationship and customized attention we have received, Sterling has helped us harvest some of the best talent the military has to offer. The Sterling-Stryker partnership has been a winning formula that has been key in achieving the results we need to remain top in our industry."
-- Jack Benecke USMA '95, GM at Stryker Orthopedics
"The Sterling Group helped us fill some very critical leadership roles. The team collaborated with us to build the profile of the potential candidate we felt would succeed in these roles. In short order, they had a strong slate of candidates for us to interview. I felt their process from e2e really made it easy for us to recruit the talent we needed quickly. "
-- Jeff Bray - USMA '92, SVP @ DFG
"The Sterling Group is everything you could want in an executive recruiting firm. Sterling not only got me the job I wanted, but he made sure it was with a company that was a match for me. They went the extra yard and really sold my qualities for me. I felt like I had every advantage with Sterling on my side. Unlike many service providers these days, The Sterling Group understands customer service and they deliver. I'm proud to have James Duncan & his outstanding team at Sterling as trusted advisors in my life."
-- Steve Burke - USMA '93, Enterprise Bank Sales at Sageworks
"The best move I ever made in my career thus far, has been partnering with The Sterling Group to find a career beyond the military. Sterling was able to present me with world-class opportunities that gave me a chance to exercise the many skills I learned in the time I spent as a military officer. The development, coaching, and mentoring I received from Sterling was second to none, and allowed me to seamlessly transfer careers all while positively impacting an unbelievable company. I’m proud to say Sterling found me the right job, with the right company, on the first try!"
-- Tim Dunn USMA '07, Sales Consultant - J&J