Sterling Diligence (formerly Bishops®)’ Melissa Kelley-Hilton Selected as Finalist in 14th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

Sterling Diligence (formerly Bishops®), Inc., a Sterling Talent Solutions company, is proud to announce that Melissa Kelley-Hilton, Executive Vice President of Sterling Diligence (formerly Bishops®) was named a Finalist in the Maverick of the Year category in the 14th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business. She will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees and the companies they run – worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards. The Maverick Award specifically recognizes women who have affected the most positive change in their company or industry since the beginning of 2016.

Finalists were chosen by more than 170 professionals worldwide serving on five specialized judging committees. Jurors’ average scores will also determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the finalists, which will be revealed during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, November 17.

“On behalf of the whole team at Sterling Diligence (formerly Bishops®), I want to thank the Stevie Awards for recognizing the important investigative due diligence and executive screening work we are doing for our clients in the U.S. and across the globe,” said Melissa. “We are particularly honored to be recognized as Maverick of the Year because without our innovation, dedication and commitment to our clients, and our constant pursuit of the highest quality standards in the industry, we would not be the thriving company we are today.”

Melissa has been with Sterling Diligence (formerly Bishops®) since 2009 and oversees the firm’s global operations. In her almost 20 years in the corporate due diligence and background investigations industry, she has led tens of thousands of investigations across the globe and in multiple business sectors on behalf of clients which have included investment banking and private equity firms and multinational law firms and corporations.

Clare Hart, Chief Executive Officer of Sterling Talent Solutions, says of Melissa’s recognition, “Melissa is truly deserving of this honor. Her passion for her clients and commitment to providing them the high quality and accurate services they expect is exceptional. She is dedicated to moving Sterling Diligence (formerly Bishops®) further and driving innovation, not only at Sterling Diligence (formerly Bishops®), but within the industry as a whole.”

To see all of this year’s Stevie® Awards for Women in Business Finalists, you can click here. To view the official press release, you can click here.