Our Team


David Silver


David previously held leadership roles at Hayden & Associates and Hudson, two of the country’s premier search firms.  In 2009, David formed The Sterling Group and built a team of boutique firm of seasoned, proven professionals to serve Sterling’s clients. David has over 25 years of proven global recruiting performance. Many of David’s clients have partnered with him for 20 or more years. He is personally accountable for every Sterling search.  David’s specialty is mission-critical growth opportunities that need unique talent.


Chelsea Yost


Prior to her move to executive search, Chelsea was an executive for a leading global company for almost 20 years.  Chelsea earned multiple awards for her leadership, her business acumen, and her ability to successfully manage others. Chelsea’s background allows her to understand the dynamics of running a company at an executive level as well as identify outstanding candidates that are a fit within the organization.  When Chelsea takes on a company or a candidate, she listens keenly for what’s important to them and works to insure that any placements that are made are excellent strategic, sustainable fits for both the company and the candidate.  Chelsea’s specialty is listening for what is needed and providing it.


Merrill Silver

Merrill began recruiting with The Sterling Group in 2017. Merrill brings energy, a science background, and a fresh, contemporary outlook to the team. Her focus is candidate development, interview management and company metrics. Merrill has a degree in Animal Science.