Welcome to NSM 2022

November 16 - 18 2022

Over the past 25 years, we’ve worked hard to take our organization to the NEXT LEVEL. We’ve gone ALL IN to get us there, and we’ve asked ourselves WHAT IF as we’ve continued that pursuit of excellence. All the while, we’ve shown what happens when we RISE UP, embrace the call of WE ARE STERLING, and focus on CHARTING THE COURSE toward the future…

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Brad Moore


Ron Garan

Former Nasa Astronaut
Highly Decorated Combat Fighter

Mike Hayes

Former Navy Seal

Launching November 2022

As the Chief Executive Officer for Sterling, Brad Moore oversees the corporate direction and long-term strategy of the company, focusing on executive planning, strategic development, and financial performance.

Initially serving as Sterling’s Vice President of Professional Services, Moore later assumed the role of President in 2012, followed by a transition to CEO in the fall of 2021. Under his leadership, Sterling has seen dramatic expansion and company-wide revitalization, resulting in substantial growth to the VAR’s workforce, infrastructure, and market shares. Contract wins throughout his tenure have measured over $26B in contractual ceiling, during which time Sterling has also been lauded by third-party entities including Dell Technologies, Cisco, VMware, HPE, CRN, Washington Technology, the Inc. 5000, and many others.

Prior to his time at Sterling, Moore acted as the President of Regency Consulting, Inc., a Midwest-based IT consulting and executive search firm specializing in retainment and contingency.

Former NASA astronaut and highly decorated combat fighter Ron Garan racked up 178 days in space and more than 71 million miles in 2,842 orbits between tours on the US Space Shuttle, Russian Soyuz spacecraft, and the International Space Station. During his time in space, Ron conducted four spacewalks in support of ISS construction and maintenance. Prior to those space journeys, he lived and conducted research on the bottom of the ocean in the world’s only undersea research lab, Aquarius.  

Ron has been involved in many global mass collaboration and citizen science programs. He is also a serial entrepreneur and has founded multiple business enterprises/social-impact focused start-ups including Manna Energy Ltd. which is the first organization to successfully register a UN carbon credit for water treatment and has helped provide clean water to millions.  

He is the author of the critically acclaimed books, The Orbital Perspective, the recently-released, Floating in Darkness – A Journey of Evolution, and the children’s book, Railroad to the Moon.

Ron is a sought after public speaker who has presented on the world stage at the UN,TED, the World Economic Forum, COP-26, and many other global venues.

Ron is celebrated not just for his research in space but also for his humanitarian contribution to life on Earth.

Mike Hayes is the former Commanding Officer of SEAL Team TWO, leading a two thousand–person Special Operations Task Force in Southeastern Afghanistan. In addition to a twenty-year career as a SEAL, Mike was a White House Fellow, served two years as Director of Defense Policy and Strategy at the National Security Council, and has worked directly with both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Beyond his military and governmental service, Mike is currently the Chief Digital Transformation Officer at VMware. He joined VMware in October 2020, and leads the company’s worldwide business operations and the acceleration of the company’s SaaS transition. Previously, he was SVP and Head of Strategic Operations at Cognizant Technology. Mike also served in Chief of Staff and COO roles at Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest and most successful hedge fund. Mike holds an M.A. in Public Policy from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and received his B.A. from Holy Cross College. His military decorations include the Bronze Star for valor in combat in Iraq, a Bronze Star for Afghanistan, and the Defense Superior Service Medal from the White House. Hayes is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the board of directors of Immuta, a data governance company, and of the National Medal of Honor Museum, and a senior advisor to Inherent Group, an impact investment firm. He lives in Westport, Connecticut with his wife and daughter.