National Crime Check hits ground running after Stirling acquisition

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SYDNEY - Feb. 10, 2019 - PRLog -- Australian police check startup National Crime Check ( ) has begun its first year of global acceleration after being acquired by American background screening giant Sterling.

Founded in 2009 as one of Australia's first private police check providers, the Adelaide-based National Crime Check [NCC] has evolved to become a consumer-focused platform capable of offering employers automated police checks within 24 hours.

The multimillion dollar startup predominantly helps Australian healthcare, staffing, financial services and other industry organisations mitigate corporate threats such as workplace violence, internal theft and fraud.

After being acquired by New York-based company Sterling in November last year, NCC has begun working with the American giant in technology integration within the Asia-Pacific region and organising multinational deals to service Australian companies with global links:

"Our operating principle from the start was to provide a fast, intuitive and superior experience to our users which has helped us build a well-known and well-respected brand in Australia," NCC founder and General Manager Martin Lazarevic said. "We know Sterling is uniquely qualified to help us expand our footprint and deliver on these principles now and into the future."

"We now take on a 'global focus' when it comes to commercials and this unlocks exciting opportunities to take the NCC technology and systems on the global scale."

NCC currently issues thousands of police checks per week, and throughout the years has grown its verification services to include right to work, bankruptcy and international police checks. Clients will soon benefit from Sterling's industry leading technology, access to global background checks, and employee screening insights.

Founded in 1975, Sterling provides some of the most comprehensive background screening processes in the global environment, including police checks, pre-employment screening, drug testing, employee forms and on-boarding services. The global leader counts Goldman Sachs as a major investor and currently serves 25,000+ clients across 20 offices in nine countries.

Sterling was drawn to National Crime Check on the back of the startup's sleek, easy to use website; highly secure and encrypted screening technology; and four consecutive Smart50 Australian startup awards. The acquisition comes as part of a domestic and global expansion strategy that has seen Sterling acquire or merge with 13 other companies since 2008, including leading Asia Pacific background screening company The RISQ Group in May 2016.

"We admire the hard work and determination NCC has demonstrated in growing their business over the last 10 years and establishing themselves as a market leader," Sterling co-Chief Executive Officer Josh Peirez said. "We are excited to welcome Martin and his team to the Sterling family."

For more on National Crime Check's ( ) acceleration plans under Sterling, please contact General Manager Martin Lazarevic on 1800 080 095 or

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