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About Sterling Identity

Trust, but Verify

Know who you’re hiring with identity and biometric-based verification.

It’s all about people.

As part of Sterling, the global leader in background and identity services, Sterling Identity shares the vision of making the world a safer place and helping you hire with confidence. Today, we help you do that by offering the best biometric and identity verification solutions available. From our national network of secure, modern facilities that give your candidates the best possible fingerprinting experience, to our identity verification services that provide assurance that you’re hiring who you think you’re hiring, Sterling Identity is here to help you hire better.


Taylor Liggett, Vice President

Taylor Liggett

General Manager

Taylor Liggett is General Manager of Sterling Identity. With more than a decade of domestic and international experience in background screening, identity, and biometrics, he brings a unique perspective to the emerging and rapidly evolving identity business.

Taylor initially joined the company in 2016 as Vice President of Business Development, where he oversaw sales, led numerous strategically important growth initiatives, and cultivated many enduring partnerships. Prior to joining Sterling, Taylor led the global account management operation for ADP’s background screening and I-9 services division.

Kristin Tomic, Director of Operations

Kristin Tomic

Director of Operations

Kristin Tomic is Sterling Identity’s Director of Operations. She brings experience in a wide variety of areas – from sales operations to customer service to account management – to the executive team.

Kristin has managed identity, credentialing and fingerprinting partner services at scale in nationwide deployments for nearly a decade. Now, she oversees customer support and field operations to ensure that Sterling Identity’s partners, clients, and individual applicants find success.

Kristin loves customer feedback and looks forward to constantly improving and growing Sterling Identity’s services and product offerings.

Matt Haugh, Director of Sales & Marketing

Matt Haugh

Director of Sales and Marketing

Matt Haugh, a Pacific Northwest native, is a veteran technology marketer who enjoys both developing strategy and executing on it. He holds an MBA in marketing and international management from Willamette University.

Matt’s technology marketing career has included work at Adobe Systems, Microsoft, Xerox, the Palo Alto Research Center, Intel, and a handful of startups. He has watched the marketing landscape change dramatically over the years and is happy to be using that insight to help Sterling Identity delight current and future customers.

Tom Lang, Director of Engineering

Tom Lang

Director of Engineering

Tom Lang, Director of Engineering, has been programming most of his life, and professionally for 28 years. Prior to joining Sterling Identity in 2012, Tom ran a successful custom software and consulting firm for 16 years.

At Sterling, Tom has led several different product development teams spanning fingerprinting, identity, and biometrics, where he partnered closely with business stakeholders to deliver innovative products for our customers.

Tom’s gift for finding and nurturing talent is on display every day in the Sterling offices, where excellence and trust give his team the confidence to shape the future of identity.