A unique range and depth of experience is what sets our Partners apart. Collectively, we share over 100 years of private equity experience at Sterling. Each is actively involved both in investment activities and in the oversight and direction of portfolio companies.
John D. Hawkins
John joined Sterling in 1992. He is responsible for sourcing and executing acquisitions and the oversight of portfolio companies. Mr. Hawkins is the Chairman of Saxco International and serves on the boards of Liqui-Box and B&G Crane. He was previously on the boards of Velcon Filters, North American Energy Partners, BTEC Turbines and Exopack. In addition, he participates in the structuring and financing of many of the Sterling portfolio companies. Mr. Hawkins was previously on the professional staff of Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. Hawkins received a B.S.B.A. in accounting from the University of Tennessee and an M.B.A. with honors from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.