Brett Hickey is the Founder & CEO of Star Mountain Capital, a specialized asset management firm focused exclusively on the large and fragmented U.S. lower middle-market. Backed by some of the world’s most sophisticated institutional and high-net-worth investors, Star Mountain has developed a unique and proprietary platform to provide investors with highly diversified access to the attractive risk-reward opportunities available from established businesses that are not large enough to access the more efficient U.S. capital markets.
Previously, Mr. Hickey co-founded and ran a multi-manager platform including four in-state small business funds, through which he invested debt and equity capital into U.S. growing small businesses on behalf of large insurance companies. Prior to that, he was an investment banking analyst with Salomon Smith Barney (later Citigroup Global Markets) where he assisted leading financial institutions including insurance companies and asset managers, in over $20 billion of completed debt and equity capital raising, restructuring and merger & acquisition transactions.
Mr. Hickey is very involved and passionate about philanthropy and positive community impact. He is the Founder of the Star Mountain Charitable Foundation, through which he has received multiple recognitions for his efforts including the Pathfinders to Peace Award alongside Morgan Freeman. Board memberships include the Quebec City Conference (members represent approximately $4 trillion of leading institutional investors); Board of Governors for the Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA); Member and former Chairman of Networks for the NYC Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO); Board of Harvard University Entrepreneurs Alumni Association of NY; and Board of McGill University Alumni Association of NY (recipient of the President of the Year Award).
Mr. Hickey received a Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction from McGill University and graduated from Harvard Business School’s Owner/President Management Program (three year full HBS alumni status executive program for business owners). He is a frequent guest lecturer on industry panels and at academic institutions.
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|Aug 14, 2017||finalternatives.com - Star Mountain: Private Lending in the Lower Middle-Market|
|Aug 9, 2017||indvstrvs.com - Brett Hickey – Building Cultural Capital|
|Jul 31, 2017||starmountaincapital.com - Star Mountain’s Brett Hickey Speaking at Opal Group’s Financial Innovation Summit in Newport, RI|
|Jul 26, 2017||starmountaincapital.com - Brett Hickey to Speak at PartnerConnect’s Emerging Manager Connect East|
|Jun 28, 2017||starmountaincapital.com - International Advisory Experts names Star Mountain Lower Middle Market Asset Management Firm of the Year|
|Jun 27, 2017||starmountaincapital.com - Star Mountain’s Brett Hickey and Ryan McGovern Speaking at PartnerConnect Midwest Conference|
|Jun 22, 2017||starmountaincapital.com - Star Mountain Awarded “Best Alternative Debt Provider of The Year” at the Private Equity Wire Global Awards 2017|
|Jun 21, 2017||starmountaincapital.com - Brett Hickey of Star Mountain Speaking at Markets Group’s Private Equity Europe Forum in London, UK|
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