DENVER, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SquareTwo Financial, a leader in the $100 billion asset recovery and management industry, today announced that Sterling Atlantic Law Group in Reston, Va., (operating in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.) has been added to its Partner Network. The company also announced it is searching for additional partners in Cincinnati, St. Louis, and across the nation. Sterling Atlantic Law Group is managed by a team of seasoned professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds. SquareTwo Financial provided Sterling Atlantic Law Group with extensive support, including office setup, talent acquisition, staffing, vendor setup and integration, and training to create a systemic and best-in-class program. "We welcome Sterling Atlantic Law Group to our industry leading Partner Network and believe their addition to our organization underscores our commitment to excellence," said Paul A. Larkins, president and CEO of SquareTwo Financial. "Sterling Atlantic's owners and management team understand how to build a high-performing office that operates at the highest standards of leadership and professionalism. We look forward to working with them as our organization breaks away from the competition to become a leader in customer experience in a rapidly changing debt management and recovery industry." The Sterling Atlantic Law Group leadership team includes Joseph W. Bagan and Duane Weiss, who head operational affairs, Jason R. Hoover, who is general manager, and Scott B. Wheat, who is supervising attorney. Bagan and Weiss both bring more than 20 years of executive management experience to Sterling Atlantic Law Group. Bagan has launched and managed several companies, including founding Sharklet Technologies and RevGen Partners, and has led operations for Clear Channel Outdoor Americas, Adelphia Communications Corp. and AT&T Broadband. Weiss is an accomplished business professional, former president of the northwest division for Clear Channel Outdoor, and has held executive leadership positions at Sterling Development and Nabisco/Kraft Foods Group. "After we became aware of SquareTwo Financial's operational excellence and stellar reputation, we jumped at the opportunity to join the Partner Network," Bagan said. "The company's support has enabled us to ramp up quickly so we can pursue our operational and performance targets."