The Sterling Team

Amy L. Weisman

Managing Director, Business Development

Amy joined Sterling in 2001 and is a Managing Director of Business Development. In her role, Amy develops and manages an extensive network of deal sources and cultivates investment opportunities. 

Prior Experience

Previously, she was a partner at Colt Capital Group, a private equity fund where she sourced proprietary investment opportunities from CEOs. Amy spent eight years as a senior executive in the investor relations industry advising public company CEOs on market positioning and communication. Prior to that, she was a vice president in equity research at Drexel Burnham Lambert covering the U.S. and British apparel industries. Earlier in her career, Amy was an analyst in the corporate finance department of Smith Barney. Amy earned a B.B.A. from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.


Amy is a leader in numerous initiatives which support women in the financial community.  For 2020, she was named by The Wall Street Journal as one of ten Women to Watch in Private Equity and was also selected to be on the prestigious “DealMakeHer” list comprised of 50 top female founders, CEOs and partners at VC/PE funds.  In 2020 and 2019, Amy was honored as one of the Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A, by M&A Magazine.  Amy is a co-founder of Exponent Women, a networking organization for women dealmakers in the private equity eco-system.  Amy is a speaker at many financial community conferences where she shares her insights on business development and diversity.  She has served on the committee for the Women in Business Program at The Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University and the Och Women in Finance Initiative at The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.  Amy is closely involved with Work-Like-a-Mother, an organization which provides services to business women returning to the workplace in the Westport, Connecticut area. Amy is also active in PinkAid, which helps underserved women survive breast cancer and Shatterproof, a national non-profit organization dedicated to ending the devastation addiction causes families.


B.B.A. University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business