PE-backed Sterling Infosystems announces new hires

Sterling Infosystems, which is backed by Calera Capital, has named Roland Lessard as chief product officer and Vikas Vig as executive vice president of global operations. Prior to joining Sterling, Lessard worked at Valassis Communications and Saint-Gobain while Vig is is one of the founding members of the Indian Association of Professional Background Screeners. Based in New York, Sterling Infosystems is a provider of employment and background screening services.


NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sterling Infosystems, the world’s most trusted background check company, today announced two important leadership changes to help accelerate the company’s global growth: the appointments of Chief Product Officer and Executive Vice President of Global Operations.
Roland Lessard has been appointed to the newly created position of chief product officer. Lessard, a highly accomplished change leader with more than 12 years of experience in business transformation and M&A, will drive the company’s ambitious product development strategy. Since joining Sterling in 2008, he has served as senior vice president of Mergers/Acquisitions & Transition Services responsible for the integration of newly acquired companies. Prior to that, Lessard held operational leadership roles at Valassis Communications and Saint-Gobain. He holds a BS in Industrial Engineering and an MS in Engineering Management from the University of Western New England.
Sterling has also consolidated its global operations and named Vikas Vig executive vice president of Global Operations, in addition to his current role of chief executive officer of Sterling India. In this expanded role, Vig will ensure that Sterling’s operational centers around the world are aligned to deliver high quality, timely client service. As chief executive officer of Sterling India since 2006, Vig has led the company’s efforts to develop a state-of-the-art operational center in Mumbai. He holds a BS 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).
“Workplace safety is an increasingly critical mandate for companies worldwide. Our clients depend on us to help them hire and manage their employees as efficiently and compliantly as possible,” said Clare Hart, president of Sterling Infosystems. “The leadership changes we announced today will ensure that Sterling continues to lead the way with new technologies and background screening innovations.”
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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 five 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.