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David J. DiPaolo

Managing Director & Investment Committee Member
Dave DiPaolo

David DiPaolo has nearly two decades of alternative investment management and advisory experience with the majority of that time spent evaluating, structuring, negotiating and managing direct private debt investments in the U.S. lower middle-market.  At Star Mountain, Mr. DiPaolo serves on the Investment Committee and is involved in the firm’s direct investment and portfolio management activities.

Prior to joining Star Mountain, Mr. DiPaolo spent 15 years at Brooks, Houghton & Company, culminating his tenure as a Senior Managing Director.  Mr. DiPaolo was a General Partner and Investment Committee member of a series of investment funds (BHC Interim Funding I, II & III) which provided senior and senior subordinated debt to established, U.S. middle-market companies.  His primary functions were to lead new investment underwriting and portfolio management, as well as to interface with limited partners and lead fundraising activities.  While at Brooks, Houghton, Mr. DiPaolo co-founded and served on the Investment Committee of a series of investment funds (BHC Winton Fund I, II & III, L.P.) which focused on providing capital to syndicates operating in the Lloyd’s of London market.

Previously, Mr. DiPaolo was a Vice President at Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, an investment banking firm specializing in middle-market transactions. His transaction experience includes acquisitions and divestitures, leveraged buyouts and public and private securities offerings across a broad spectrum of industries.

Mr. DiPaolo received a BS in Business Management from the University of Maryland and an MBA with honors in Finance from Columbia Business School.