About Us

Sterling Bank & Trust, FSB, was founded in 1984 with the idea of providing simple banking solutions to the community we serve. In 1990, expansion led to the development of the commercial real estate lending division and in 1993, the Bank became known as Sterling Bank and Trust, FSB, with the addition of the Trust division. Sterling’s headquarters and main office are located in Southfield, Michigan. Today, Sterling has 28 branches with locations throughout California, as well as one location in Michigan and New York. With over $3 billion in assets, the bank continues to innovate.

The Sterling team believes we all have a significant role to play in helping our communities succeed and are always on the ready to assist when needed. Whether sponsoring an organization, an event or volunteering as educators for financial literacy, community support is at the heart of everything we stand for. Our goal is to educate the next generation with better financial habits so that their future is built on sturdier ground for a brighter future.

We continue serve our customers and the communities in these four markets across the country, creating an experience sensitive to the needs of every customer, helping them succeed in achieving their own goals at their own pace.


Why is Sterling Bank & Trust a great place to work?

We value your talent and encourage your professional growth, so you can achieve your personal career goals.



Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).

Sterling Bank & Trust, FSB is pleased to provide information for public inspection under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).

CRA Public Files

Meet Our Leadership Team

Thomas M. O'Brien

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Karen Zaborney Knott

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Elizabeth M. Keogh

Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Christine Meredith

Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

William Vowler

Senior Vice President, Director of Retail Banking

Charles Yun

Senior Vice President, National Director of Commercial Lending

Paul H. Ciancimino

Senior Vice President, Senior Commercial Real Estate Lender