The Sterling Team

M. William Macey, Jr.

Managing Partner & Founder

Bill shares the management and control of the Firm’s affairs. Bill currently serves as chairman of Aurora Parts & Accessories and Belnick, and as a board member of Marcone. Bill was formerly chairman of Power Stop and Service Logic, co-chairman of Lazer Spot, and is a former director of Aavid Thermal Technologies, The CBORD Group, FCX Performance, GPX International Tire, The Kenan Advantage Group, The Parts Plus Group, Survey Sampling International, Tidewater Holdings, U.S. Shipping Partners, and Shape Technology.

Prior Experience

Prior to Sterling, Bill was a managing director and the head of U.S. corporate finance at the Asian Oceanic Group, a Hong Kong-based merchant bank. Previously, Bill was a managing director in the M&A Group of Smith Barney, Harris Upham & Co. Prior to that, Bill was an associate at Holme Roberts & Owen and an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. Bill earned a B.A. from Dartmouth College and a J.D. degree from Yale Law School.


Bill is a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Luke’s School in New Canaan, Connecticut and previously chaired St. Luke’s Financial Affairs Committee.  Bill is also a member of the Advisory Board of Norwalk Grass Roots Tennis and Education, a nonprofit organization that provides after school programs to inner-city children of Norwalk, Connecticut.


J.D. Yale Law School
B.A. Dartmouth College