who we are


Star Mountain Capital, founded in 2010 by Brett Hickey, has a highly aligned team of investment professionals who have held leadership roles at some of the world’s leading financial institutions.

Star Mountain’s senior team includes the former Global Head of Alternative Investments at Credit Suisse, the former Head of Bank of America’s Strategic Capital Group, the former Chief Risk Officer of GSO / Blackstone, and the former Head of the SBIC Program.

Senior Team

Brett Hickey Milken Institute

Brett A. Hickey

Chief Executive Officer & Investment Committee Member
  • Co-Founder, Aegis Small Business Investments
  • Salomon Smith Barney Investment Banker
READ FULL BIO Brett A. Hickey
Brian Finn

Brian D. Finn

  • Head, Credit Suisse Alternatives ($100bn)
  • Current Strategic Advisor to KKR
Bob Long

Robert W. Long

Vice Chairman & Investment Committee Member
  • CEO, OHA Investment Corp (Oak Hill Advisors BDC)
  • CEO, Conversus Asset Mgmt
  • Head, BofA Strategic Capital Group ($7bn)
READ FULL BIO Robert W. Long
Lev Borodovsky

Dr. Lev Borodovsky

Chief Risk Officer
  • Chief Risk Officer, GSO / Blackstone
  • Chief Risk Officer, Credit Suisse Alternative
READ FULL BIO Dr. Lev Borodovsky
Christopher Gimbert

Christopher J. Gimbert

Chief Financial Officer
  • Founder, SMB CFO Advisor
  • KPMG M&A Advisory
  • Merrill Lynch Alternatives
READ FULL BIO Christopher J. Gimbert
Jaspal Bajaj

Jaspal Bajaj, CPA, CA

Controller & Chief Compliance Officer
  • SVP, Finance & Operations at CAIS
  • CPA, Canadian Chartered Accountant
John Polis

John W. Polis

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Technology Officer
  • COO/CTO, Guidepoint Global
  • COO/CTO, Coleman Research
  • Co-Founder, EVP Operations & CTO, Dotcom Distribution
  • Adjunct Professor, NYU
Harry Haskins

Harry E. Haskins

Partner & Investment Committee Member
  • SBIC Program Investment Committee Member (Managed $18bn portfolio)
  • Chairman, SBIC Licensing Division
READ FULL BIO Harry E. Haskins
Christopher Birosak

Christopher J. Birosak

Partner & Investment Committee Member
  • Partner, Bank of America / Merrill Lynch Private Equity
  • Managing Director, Merrill Lynch Leveraged Finance
READ FULL BIO Christopher J. Birosak
Ryan McGovern

Ryan T. McGovern

Managing Director & Investment Committee Member
  • Partner, Nomura Mezzanine
  • Investment Manager, AIG-MezzVest
  • HSBC Investment Banker
READ FULL BIO Ryan T. McGovern
Rick Jain

Rakesh K. Jain

Managing Director & Investment Committee Member
  • Founder, Green Brook Credit Opportunity Fund
  • Principal, Stone Tower Capital & Citi PE / Mezz Partners
READ FULL BIO Rakesh K. Jain
Dave DiPaolo

David J. DiPaolo

Managing Director & Investment Committee Member
  • Partner, BHC Middle-Market Funding
  • Janney Montgomery Scott Investment Banker
READ FULL BIO David J. DiPaolo
John McCarty

John McCarty

Managing Director
  • Partner, Peachtree Equity Partners
  • DLJ Investment Banker
  • Bank of America Securities Investment Banker
Stephan Connelly

Stephan Connelly

Vice President
  • Sr Associate at Newbury Partners
  • Associate at PWC
  • BS, Georgetown; MA, Villanova; CFA
READ FULL BIO Stephan Connelly
Corey M. Baylor

Corey M. Baylor

Strategic Advisor
  • Managing Director, Financial Sponsors Group, BMO Capital Markets
  • Managing Director, Investment Banking Division, Merrill Lynch
READ FULL BIO Corey M. Baylor
Lauren Cooper

Lauren Cooper

Business Development Associate
  • BA Media, Information and Technoculture (MIT), The University of Western Ontario
  • MS, Public Relations and Corporate Communications, New York University
READ FULL BIO Lauren Cooper

Ryan Ochs

Senior Associate
  • Associate, American Capital
  • BS, Finance and International Business, Georgetown University

Senior advisors

Todd Benson

Todd Benson

Senior Advisor
  • Co-Founder and Global Co-Head, Citigroup Private Equity
  • MD, Salomon Smith Barney
Anne Yang

Anne Yang

Senior Advisor
  • Managing Director & Executive Officer, Goldman Sachs
  • Managing Director, Bank of America and Citi Investment Banker
David Javdan

David A. Javdan

Senior Advisor
  • MD, Alvarez & Marsal
  • SBIC Investment Committee Member
  • General Counsel, Small Business Administration
READ FULL BIO David A. Javdan
Tom Jones

Thomas Jones

Senior Advisor
  • Group Co-Head and Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal
  • Former Head of Corporate Lending in the U.S., JP Morgan
  • Board Member, National Humanities Center
READ FULL BIO Thomas Jones
James McIntire

James McIntire

Senior Advisor
  • Former Washington State Treasurer & Chairman of State Investment Board
  • Immediate Past President of the National Association of State Treasurers
READ FULL BIO James McIntire
Angel Morales

Angel Morales

Senior Advisor
  • Managing partner, North Cove Partners
  • Founding team member, Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity
  • MBA, Harvard Business School
READ FULL BIO Angel Morales
Stephen Fromm

Stephen Fromm

Senior Advisor
  • Vice Chairman of the Financial Institutions Group and previously Head of Americas Insurance at Deutsche Bank
  • Head of North American Insurance at Citigroup
READ FULL BIO Stephen Fromm
Nancy McAllister

Nancy McAllister

Senior Advisor
  • Managing Director & Co-Head, Credit Suisse FIG for Americas
  • Managing Director & Co-Head, Lehman Brothers Depository Institutions Coverage
READ FULL BIO Nancy McAllister
Mark Weisdorf

Mark Weisdorf

Senior Advisor
  • Global CIO & CEO, JPMorgan Asset Management Infrastructure Investments Group
  • Head of Private Markets, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)
READ FULL BIO Mark Weisdorf
Michael Lazar

Michael B. Lazar

Senior Advisor
  • Co-founder & COO, BlackRock Kelso Capital Corporation
  • Principal & MD, Kelso & Company
READ FULL BIO Michael B. Lazar
James Marlas

James Marlas

Senior Advisor
  • Founder & Chairman, Union Capital
  • Chairman & CEO, Mickelberry Communications
READ FULL BIO James Marlas
Keith Bloomfield

Keith Bloomfield

Senior Advisor
  • President, Forbes Family Trust
  • Senior MD & General Counsel, Third Avenue Management
READ FULL BIO Keith Bloomfield
Arthur Zuckerman

Arthur Zuckerman

Senior Advisor
  • COO & CAO, Avista Capital
  • CFO, Evercore Partners
  • CTO, Credit Suisse Alternative Assets
READ FULL BIO Arthur Zuckerman
Stephen Dondero

Stephen J. Dondero

Senior Advisor
  • MD, Aegis Capital Group
  • Head of High Yield Research, BMO Capital Markets
READ FULL BIO Stephen J. Dondero
Kevin Connors

Kevin Connors

Senior Advisor
  • Co-COO, Sorin Capital Management
  • Global Head of Strategic Transactions, Lehman Brothers
READ FULL BIO Kevin Connors

Gene F. Martin III

Senior Advisor
  • Chair, Morgan Stanley High Yield Committee
  • Managing Director, DLJ Leveraged Finance
Doug Blagdon

Doug Blagdon

Senior Advisor
  • Founder & Managing Partner, ShoreBridge Capital Partners
  • Global Head of Marketing and IR, S.A.C. Capital Advisors
READ FULL BIO Doug Blagdon
Karl Schade

Karl Schade

Senior Advisor
  • Former CEO, The Presidio Group
  • Founder & Managing Partner, Presidio Investors
  • The Blackstone Group, Silver Lake Partners, Blum Capital

Industry advisors

George Mattson

George Mattson

Industrials Advisor
  • Chairman, Wilbanks Energy Logistics LLC
  • Board of Directors, Delta Air Lines
  • Former Partner & Co-Head of the Global Industrials Group, Goldman Sachs
READ FULL BIO George Mattson
Wendell Reilly

Wendell Reilly

Media & Insurance Advisor
  • Chairman, Berman Capital Advisors
  • Partner, Peachtree Capital Partners
  • CFO, Haas Publishing Co. & Lamar Advertising
READ FULL BIO Wendell Reilly
Jack Finlayson

Jack M. Finlayson

Telecom & Communications Advisor
  • Chairman & CEO, Layered Technologies
  • President & COO, SAVVIS Inc.
READ FULL BIO Jack M. Finlayson
Stanley Friedman

Stanley K. Friedman

Team, Culture & Human Resources Management
  • MD & CHRO, Fortress Investment Group
  • Global Head of HR, Amaranth
READ FULL BIO Stanley K. Friedman
Billy Goldstein

Billy Goldstein

Telecom & Communications Advisor
  • MD, Co-Head of Global Satellite, & Head of Wireless Tower Sectors, Goldman Sachs
  • Head of North American Telecom, Macquarie Capital
READ FULL BIO Billy Goldstein
Jonathan Kahn

Jonathan E. Kahn

Manufacturing & Operating Advisor
  • CEO, Agritech Worldwide
  • Co-Founder, Geneva Wood Fuels
READ FULL BIO Jonathan E. Kahn
Yacov Wrocherinsky

Yacov Wrocherinsky

Technology Advisor
  • Founder & CEO, Orion Global Solution
  • Founder, Infinity Info Systems
READ FULL BIO Yacov Wrocherinsky
Karl Alomar

Karl Alomar

Technology Advisor
  • COO, DigitalOcean
  • Principal, AC&E Partners
  • Senior Advisor, Flavorpill
  • Co-Founder & CEO, China Export Finance
Isaiah Kacyvenski

Isaiah Kacyvenski

Media & Sports Advisor
  • Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Sports Innovation Lab
  • Former NFL Seattle Seahawks Special Teams Captain
READ FULL BIO Isaiah Kacyvenski

Leslie Barrett

Technology & Machine Learning Advisor
  • Senior Software Engineer, Bloomberg LP
  • Director of Search Technology, The Ladders, Inc.
READ FULL BIO Leslie Barrett