William Greenblatt, Founder and CEO of Sterling Infosystems, Named 'Entrepreneur of the Year'

University of Maryland Honors Distinguished Alumni at NYC Gala

Jun 18, 2010, 08:30 ET from Sterling Infosystems, Inc.

NEW YORK, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Sterling Infosystems, Inc., a leading provider of employment and background screening services, announced today that founder and CEO William Greenblatt was honored last night by the University of Maryland Alumni Association and presented with their 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year Award.  The event, held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City, was the first of its kind for the Association.

Greenblatt founded Sterling in 1975 to provide pre-employment testing. Today, the privately held company is recognized as one of the preeminent providers of employment and background screening services.  Sterling handles over 15,000 transactions a day, and provides on-demand, 24/7 screening and report access to more than 7,500 mid-size to Fortune 500 companies around the world.  From its headquarters in New York City; Roseville, CA and Mumbai, India; and additional regional offices in Atlanta, Bloomington, Chicago, Grand Rapids, Indianapolis, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Los Angeles; Sterling offers background screening in over 200 countries.

The University of Maryland's Alumni Association created the Entrepreneur of the Year Award as a way to recognize the dynamic entrepreneurs who are building leading businesses in the New York City area. The nominees were chosen based on the evolution and growth of their company, financial performance, and personal commitment.

Darren Port, founder of the awards program stated, "From the moment I met Mr. Greenblatt, I was immediately impressed. Aside from his tremendous business success, it is clear that Mr. Greenblatt is a passionate and steadfast leader who has a wonderful rapport with every member of his staff."

A 1979 graduate of the University of Maryland, Greenblatt was joined by several fellow alumni who were also presented with various honors.  These were:

Harvey Sanders '72

CEO (retired), Nautica Enterprises, Inc.

New York Alumnus of the Year Award

Jason Finger '94

Founder, SeamlessWeb

Technology Industry Impact Award

Ali Hirsa M.S. '93, Ph.D. '98

Partner and head of analytical trading strategy, Caspian Capital Management, L.L.C.

Finance Industry Impact Award

Avis Richards '80

CEO and founder, Birds Nest Productions

Non-profit Industry Impact Award

Special guests include:

Gary Williams '68

Head Coach Men's Basketball Team

Bonnie Bernstein '92

ESPN Award-Winning Sports Journalist

Kris Jenkins '01

4-Time Pro Bowl Defensive Tackle for the NY Jets

Albert King 1977-1981

Former NBA Player 1981-1990

Owner and Operator, King Foods Co.

Maryland alumna Joy Bauer '86, New York Times bestselling author and nutrition expert for the "Today Show," served as master of ceremonies.

About Sterling

Sterling Infosystems, Inc. (www.sterlinginfosystems.com) is a leading New York-based technology firm providing employment and student screening services, corporate due diligence and background investigation services, occupational health services, and employment related business tax consulting services in the United States and 200 countries around the world.  More than 7,500 companies trust Sterling to provide them with high quality, reliable data on which they base hiring, continued employment and admission decisions.  With offices in most major cities in the U.S., Sterling's clients range from leading Fortune 500 firms to small and medium sized businesses.  Sterling's industry-leading CourtDirect technology allows it to provide services faster, better and more cost effectively than other providers.

SOURCE Sterling Infosystems, Inc.