Stephen Carter2018-09-10T05:05:10+00:00


Stephen Levi Carter is a renown authority on entrepreneurship. Stephen has a record of accomplishment relative to operational success, visionary leadership, and business development. Combining his experience managing the finances of Fortune 500 corporations with his innate desire to build a product or service that answers a problem, he has literally transformed the business landscape everywhere that he goes. Stephen received his Bachelor’s Degree of Business Administration in Accounting from Langston University, Langston, OK, in 1993. He received his Master of Business Administration in Change Management and Finance from the University of Houston, Houston, TX, in 1999. Mr. Carter has more than 25 years of finance and management experience and has served in managerial and executive level positions for consulting, medical insurance, oil and gas, and technology firms. Additionally, Stephen has a strong commitment to serving his community and his country. He has served as a Combat Medic in the US Army Reserves for 8 years and fought in the Iraqi War: Operation Desert Shield/Storm and is now a decorated war veteran.


Stephen is the CEO of Sterling Staffing Solutions of which he founded along with his twin brother, Dr. Sterling L. Carter in 2011. Sterling Staffing Solutions is a high growth staffing firm on target to gross more than $9 million in sales for 2018. Their company has been recognized nationally for its record of financial success and impact on the community. Awards won include: Inc. 5000 list in 2016 for fasting growing businesses in the US, the Inc. 5000 list in 2017, Inc. 5000 list in 2018, Better Business Bureau Business2Business healthcare company of the year in 2017 & 2018, 2017 & 2018 Stevie Awards winner with the American Business Association for Minority Business of the Year and Veteran Business of the Year, Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce Pinnacle Award Winner 2017, and others.


Stephen also serves as CEO of White Orchid Hospice, LLC, a palliative and hospice care agency serving patients in the greater Houston, Texas area. His vision for hospice care came from his childhood memories of watching his father go through a painful demise with only the care of his loving sister. He also witnessed the pain and sorrow caused by the death of soldiers while fighting in Iraq. Finally, he has found a way to make a difference and honor the memory of those that he has witnessed suffer so deeply in his past. Stephen is active in his community mentoring young boys age 7-17 through 100 Black Men of Metropolitan Houston Inc, Fort Bend Boys and Girls Club and Big Brothers Big Sisters. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Society of Human Resources Management, Project Management Institute Houston, American Management Association and Toastmasters International. He also serves on the boards of the 100 Black Men of Metropolitan Houston, the Better Business Bureau’s Nominating Committee and Delta Academic Artistic and Philanthropic Foundation (DAAP) 2018-2019. Stephen shares his success with his beautiful wife of 17 years Daphane, who is an executive for a national charter school system, and his daughters Madison and Morgan.



Principles to build a multi-million dollar business

Stephen and his business partner and twin brother, Dr. Carter, will launch their first book under ForbesBooks this fall: Success By Design. Their book will chronicle their pathway to success and give interesting nuggets of knowledge to those desiring to open a business, current entrepreneurs, and youth looking for a potential model for possible success. “Success by Design: Strategies to build a multi-million dollar business” that is scheduled to release on October 24th, 2018.


Stephen has conducted several podcasts and live speaking engagements with:

  • 100 BMOH Collegiate 100 Leadership Conference
  • Trailblazers Podcast
  • MergerMarkets
  • Upside
  • ForbesBooks
  • Smart Brown Voices
  • The Staffing Show
  • Josh and Kelvin
  • Texas Business Radio

Stephen is a highly sought after motivational speaker and contrbuting writer.  His writing has been featured in:

  • Houston Chronicle
  • The Japan Times
  • Color Magazine
  • D-Mars Online
  • Style Magazine

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity
The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

-Winston Churchill

Stephen is now accepting speaking and lecture opportunities all over the World. 



Stephen is Co-Founder and Partner of several successful businesses within his growing empire

  • Sterling Staffing Solutions (2011) – CEO & Partner
  • Sterling Medical Solutions (Healthcare Staffing) (2011) – CEO & Partner
  • Sterling Energy Solutions, LLC (Oil & Gas Consulting) (2013) – CEO & Partner
  • Nawf Park, LLC – Prospect Park Willowbrook Restaurant (2015) – Board Member & Partner
  • Sterling Security Agents (Security Staffing)  (2017) – CEO & Partner
  • Sterling Strategic Counsel, LLC (Legal and Compliance Staffing (2018) – CEO & Partner
  • Sterling Education Solutions (Education Staffing) (2017) – CEO & Partner
  • Sterling Technology, LLC (IT Consulting) (2018) – CEO & Partner
  • Sterling Finance & Accounting (Finance & Accounting Staffing) (2018) – CEO & Partner
  • Sterling Office Solutions (Administrative Staffing) (2018) – CEO & Partner
  • Sterling Construction & Infrastructure (Construction Staffing) (2018) – CEO & Partner
  • My MedCred (Medical Credentialing) (2018) – CEO & Partner
  • Sterling Physical Therapy & Wellness in Katy, TX and Spring, TX (4th Quarter 2018) – CFO & Partner


Stephen and his brother Sterling have seen a significant growth in their companies and have been honored with many awards to include:


  • 2016 – Inc. 5000 list for fastest growing businesses in the US
  • 2017 – Inc. 5000 list for fastest growing businesses in the US
  • 2018 – Inc. 5000 list for fastest growing businesses in the US
  • 2017 – Better Business Bureau – Houston Pinnacle Award Winner
  • 2018 – Better Business Bureau – Houston Award of Distinction.
  • 2017 – ABA Stevie Awards winner National Minority Business of the Year
  • 2018 – ABA Stevie Awards winner National Minority Business of the Year
  • 2018 – ABA Stevie Awards winner National Veteran-Owned Business of the Year
  • 2017 –  Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce Pinnacle Award Finalist
  • 2018 – Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce Pinnacle Award Winner
  • 2017 Black Enterprise Family Business of the Year Finalist
  • 2018 Black Enterprise Family Business of the Year Awardee
  • 2018 – ACQ5 US – Niche Contract Employment Consultantancy of the Year


  • 2018 – ACQ5 US – Gamechanger of the Year
  • 2018 – Missouri City Juneteenth Power Couples of the Year
  • 2018 – Who’s Who of Houston
  • 2018 – Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business AMEP Class Member


Voyage HoustonMeet Stephen Carter

Color Magazine Book Signing

Black Enterprise Thriving After Hurricane Harvey

D Mars Online  – Sterling Staffing Wins Gold Stevie Award

Advantage Family – Stephen & Sterling Carter

Nurse.comLessons From Hurricane Harvey 

Style Magazine  –  Sterling Staffing Solutions Signs Book

Color Magazine  – Sterling Staffing Wins Top Award

Black EnterpriseEntrepreneurs Small Business Award


I am very EXCITED to share an amazing victory for my business partners and I. Leslie Wilson, Sterling Carter and I began developing a reveloutionary software more than a year ago. We are happy to officially announce the realease of

About 4 years ago from Stephen Carter's Twitter via Twitter Web App