Sterling Infosystems Acquires Abso Inc.

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Sterling Infosystems Inc., a leading provider of employment and background screening services, today announced the acquisition of Abso, Inc. headquartered in Roseville, California.

The addition of Abso to the Sterling group of companies demonstrates Sterling’s commitment to growth and industry-leading, innovative product development.

Sterling Infosystems Inc., a leading provider of employment and background screening services, today announced the acquisition of Abso, Inc. headquartered in Roseville, California.

Founded in 2000, Abso, Inc. is a national provider of employee background screening and recruiting management systems and services, serving over 2,600 clients across multiple industries including healthcare, gaming, staffing and aviation. Abso’s Screening Edition™ and Talent Edition™ solutions are used by businesses from small organizations to Fortune 500 enterprises. In addition to Roseville headquarters, Abso has offices in Denver, Los Angeles, Louisville and Seattle.

William Greenblatt, CEO and Founder of Sterling states: “The addition of Abso to the Sterling group of companies demonstrates Sterling’s commitment to growth and industry-leading, innovative product development. The expanded West Coast presence for Sterling and our talented Abso staff will allow us to better serve this important market.”

Abso’s Vice President of Market Operations, David Dickson, has been appointed General Manager and will continue to be based in Roseville. Dickson joined Abso in April 2007 and has been responsible for managing the firm’s customer relationships and leading its sales efforts. Greenblatt comments that “we are delighted to have a seasoned, well-respected professional such as David joining our Sterling organization. He will ensure that the Abso clients are well served.”

The acquisition of Abso is the second acquisition completed by Sterling in as many years. In December, 2008, Sterling acquired Bishops Services Inc., a leading corporate due diligence and background investigation firm with offices in New York and Los Angeles. Since then, Bishops has expanded its business with financial firms such as hedge funds, private equity firms, investment and commercial banks and other professional services organizations.

About Sterling
Sterling Infosystems Inc. (http://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 in 200 countries around the world. More than 6,000 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 effective than other providers.

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