Industry thought leaders
Entrepreneurs, brothers, and business partners; Dr. Sterling Carter and Mr. Stephen Levi Carter are industry thought leaders based out of Houston, Texas. Their lives began with a modest upbringing, and their winding journey to success is a testament to the importance of hard work, strategic planning, and dedication.
In 2011, they founded their current company, Sterling Staffing Solutions, a healthcare staffing agency specializing in matching medical care professionals with home health agencies, hospices, hospitals, and rehab facilities.
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Dr. Sterling L. Carter
Dr. Sterling Carter is a leader in his field and strives to promote innovation in the healthcare community. He has over twenty years of experience working as a professional physical therapist and is a decorated U.S. Army veteran who served his country for over two and a half decades, earning the rank of Major before retiring.
Dr. Carter has extensive education, training, and experience in the healthcare arena. He earned his Bachelor of Science in biology from Langston University and went on to complete his Master of Science in physical therapy with a focus in orthopedics at Texas Woman’s University. He now holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Simmons College. In addition to his higher education, Dr. Carter is a graduate of the esteemed Fort Bend Leadership Forum and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
A successful serial entrepreneur, Dr. Carter has held countless leadership positions throughout his career. He is currently the President and CEO of Sterling Physical Therapy & Wellness and a founding partner and CEO at Sterling Staffing Solutions. His past business ventures include Sterling Energy Solutions, Sterling Security Group, and Sterling Strategic Counsel, among others.
Stephen Levi Carter, MBA
Stephen Levi Carter brings with him over two decades of experience in leadership, working in finance in managerial and executive-level positions for consulting firms, medical insurance companies, oil and gas companies, and technology firms.
Stephen has owned multiple businesses including an online magazine, event promotions company, beauty salon, jazz lounge, restaurant, and a full-service accounting and tax company. He is now a founding partner and CEO of Sterling Staffing Solutions, as well as the CEO of White Orchid Hospice, a company providing palliative and hospice services to patients throughout the greater Houston metropolitan area.
Stephen served as a U.S. Army combat medic during Desert Storm before earning his Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from Langston University. He now holds a Master of Business Administration in change management and finance from the University of Houston – Clear Lake. Mr. Carter is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers.