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Investor, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Brett Hickey Recognized for Excellence in Financial Services

Brett Hickey founded Star Mountain Capital and Star Mountain Charitable Foundation

    NEW YORK, NY, January 03, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Brett Hickey has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all considered during the selection process.

Mr. Hickey is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Star Mountain Capital, LLC, a specialized asset management firm focused on investing in the largest segment of the U.S. economy, private, established small and medium-sized businesses. Through a long-term investment and focus, on team, strategy and technology, Star Mountain has created distinctive competitive advantages for itself as a leading investment partner, bringing proven, large market resources and expertise to smaller businesses, which typically have revenues of over $10 million and EBITDA of under $20 million, often referred to as the "lower middle-market".

A value proposition for both the businesses Star Mountain invests in and the individuals and institutions who invest in Star Mountain's funds is how it is able to find and add material value to the smaller private companies bringing them the same high quality strategic advice and capabilities common to the leading global financial institutions who typically only focus on larger companies. This value proposition, focused on a market with nearly 200,000 businesses and attractive supply & demand dynamics, has allowed Star Mountain to attract some of the most sophisticated global investors through its attractive absolute and risk-adjusted returns.

Star Mountain's distinguished and differentiated business includes an in-house media, technology and events platform, which helps it engage with hundreds of thousands of executives and business owners regularly. Star Mountain is a highly sought-after career for leading investment professionals and people seeking a strong sense of purpose aligned with financial wealth creation and was recently awarded Crain's Best Places to Work.

Mr. Hickey is also the Founder of Star Mountain Charitable Foundation, which focuses on improving lives thorough job creation, including assisting veterans, women and athletes in building their careers with smaller businesses - creating value for both the companies and the individuals. Mr. Hickey started his finance career working for Salomon Smith Barney (now Citigroup Global Markets) as an investment banker in New York representing primarily asset managers and insurance companies to assist them with their strategic acquisitions, divestitures and business development, as well as more general corporate finance needs such as raising debt and equity capital.

As part of Star Mountain's "Collaborative Ecosystem" and paying it forward in the community, Star Mountain provides complimentary educational services to help foster continuous learning for business owners and other members of its network in the form of webinars, custom digital media including a CEO interview series, conferences and other local networking events. Star Mountain is frequently referenced as an innovator in the lower middle-market, not only for its culture, grit and technology, but also in the quality of team, advisors and investors it has been able to attract, including its Chairman, Brian Finn, who was formerly Co-President of Credit Suisse First Boston and head of its $100 billion alternative investment business.

Mr. Hickey is actively engaged with society and is a sought after thought leader in alternative investments, particularly in the area of small and medium-sized business investing which many investors view as the most attractive segment of the market. Current and former boards include Harvard Entrepreneurs Alumni Association of New York, Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) New York City Chapter, Board of Governors for the Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA), Board of McGill University Alumni Association and Chairman of Star Mountain Charitable Foundation. Philanthropic activities and awards include the Pathfinders to Peace Award with actors Morgan Freeman and Mira Sorvino and fashion designer Marc Ecko for his local community service, the Philanthropic Achievement Award from A Caring Hand, The Billy Esposito Foundation, A Guiding Star from AYUDA for the Arts, President of the Year, McGill University, and Smart CEO named him New York CEO of the Year in 2016.

With a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University, Mr. Hickey went on to attend Harvard Business School's 3 year, on campus, Owner/President Management Program for distinguished business owners with a proven track record in building and managing companies. He has also completed the "Building Your Business through Transformational Leadership & Innovation" program at the University of Michigan. He is a frequent lecturer at institutes of higher learning and speaker at industry conferences. Mr. Hickey is a Canadian national gold medalist and North American medalist in speed skating and enjoys participating in triathlons for charity and spending time with his wife and son. To learn more about Mr. Hickey, please visit and

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