Founded in 2001, Sterling International is committed to building value with exceptional service for Candidates and Clients, building business in an innovative manner via our people, process and passion.

Who we are

Our values

We believe in building long-term relationships with Candidates as the foundation of our business, accompanying and mentoring them throughout their careers, counseling them to optimize their paths.  

Becoming a Candidate

A tailored experience

We partner with our Clients and develop a trust-based relationship with mutual respect and shared common values. We search for Candidates who possess these same values and starting from a base of frank and simple dialogue, advocate transparency and rigor in all our endeavors.

Our services

Executive search

A purposefully limited number of Clients to ensure the broadest possible pool of Candidates.

Talent mapping

A Talent Mapping approach differs from a standard Retainer Search process, as the goal is not to proceed with an immediate recruitment.

made-to-measure projects

Sterling’s global and dynamic focus on the Fashion, Retail and Luxury Goods sector allows us to serve our Clients strategically with related projects.

What they say about us

“Michael Boroian and his team have been amazing Partners to Eurazeo Brands. They have recruited top talent for several of our portfolio companies, and these individuals have been instrumental in transforming the business and driving value creation. Sterling International has a great eye for talent and understands culture fit which is critical to the Candidate’s success and I highly recommend them for global consumer searches, especially in the beauty, fashion and luxury industries.”

Jill Granoff

CEO / Eurazeo Brands & Member of Eurazeo Executive Committee

“I worked with Michael Boroian and his team for several years, and they have consistently demonstrated their capacity to bring us the best talent the market has to offer. Not only do they know their sector inside and out as well as the key players, they are unique in their total commitment to our business objectives.”

Fred Gehring

Ex-CEO / Tommy Hilfiger

Michael and his team show a unique, in-depth, critical understanding of organizational as well as human dynamics, which make them a rare resource in a commoditized industry. Their ability to go beyond head hunting by providing insights and practical client advice with a holistic approach, is unparalleled.”

Marcello V. Bottoli

Founder & Managing Partner / EVCP Growth Equity