Brian R. Sterling

Brian R. Sterling

Principal and Co-Head, Investment Banking | Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P.

Brian R. Sterling is a Principal and Co-Head of the Investment Banking Group of Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P., a New York-based, full service broker dealer.  Mr. Sterling is responsible for advising banks and other financial institutions on strategic matters, focusing on mergers and acquisitions and financings. Prior to joining Sandler O’Neill, Brian was a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Group of Merrill Lynch and in the Corporate Finance Department of Wertheim Schroder & Co. Brian began his career in the Mergers & Acquisitions Department of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, an international law firm.

Mr. Sterling holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey with his wife, Linda, and their two children. Mr. Sterling also serves on the Finance Committee of KIPP New Jersey, a charter school system based in New Jersey, on the Boards of the Clara Maass Medical Center and the Medical Center Foundation, on the Board of the Yale Law School Fund, and as Vice President of the Board of 70 Faces Media, a not-for-profit digital media company that is the largest and most diverse Jewish media organization in North America.