Star Mountain Capital, LLC

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Location: New York, NY
Founded: 2010
Industry: Asset management/private investment

Star Mountain Capital, LLC

Brett Hickey
Founder and CEO


Star Mountain Capital, LLC is a specialized asset management firm that invests in businesses between $10 million and $150 million in annual revenue. Founder and CEO Brett Hickey joined the Young Presidents’ Organization in 2008 and completed a three-year executive program at Harvard Business School in 2011. Immersion in these learning environments helped him develop a specialized business model to address the challenges and opportunities of investing in smaller, private businesses. Today, Star Mountain’s team includes the former global head of alternative investments at Credit Suisse, the former head of Bank of America’s Strategic Capital Group, and the former head of the U.S. government’s Small Business Investment Company program.

Quick Tip: “To create value and get the most out of your team, you need to inspire and motivate them.”

Star Mountain’s team has been a key driver of its growth, so the company works to provide a compelling platform that will attract, motivate and retain A players. To that end, 100 percent of Star Mountain’s employees share in the investment profits. The company also “has been fortunate to attract some of the world’s most sophisticated institutional and high-net-worth investors, who are aligned to help with Star Mountain’s success,” says Hickey. “Four of Star Mountain’s investors are asset managers themselves, each with $25 billion or more in assets under management.” His goals for the firm’s future include generating long-term value for all stakeholders, and making Star Mountain one of the leading brands and cultures in investment management.