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Through its Collaborative Ecosystem® and custom-built media & data-driven technology platform, Star Mountain is a recognized industry leader as a value-added lender and investment partner to leading businesses across the U.S.


Curtis Glovier, Recent CEO of PENSCO and former Managing Director at Fortress, Joins Star Mountain as a Senior Advisor

Mr. Glovier will assist Star Mountain with deal sourcing, additional industry-focused underwriting expertise as well as portfolio management support to both and help protect capital in an aligned manner with Star Mountain’s portfolio companies and investors.

Star Mountain Capital Named One of Pensions & Investments 2019 Best Places to Work

Star Mountain Capital, is pleased to announce that it has been named one of the 2019 Best Places to Work by Pensions & Investments.

10 actions that set truly great start-up leaders apart from the rest

Are great teams built by design or happy accidents? Star Mountain Capital Founder & CEO, Brett Hickey, shares his proven high-performance team building methodology in a feature on


Star Mountain Hickey Sherman

CEO Interview Series

Communicate like a CEO

Brett Hickey interviews communications expert, Ruth Sherman, discussing her background, her online training program and her latest book, SPEAKRETS: The 30 Best, Most Effective, Most Overlooked Marketing And Personal Branding Essentials.

Featured Speaking Engagements

SuperReturn West

At SuperReturn West 2018, Star Mountain Capital Founder & CEO, Brett Hickey explored non-traditional secondary deals and how opportunistic investors access and take advantage of the secondary market. The panel Brett is moderating will explore the pros and cons of fundless sponsors.

Collaborative Ecosystem®

Milken Institute, Baltimore’s Mayor’s Office

Star Mountain, the Milken Institute and City of Baltimore co-hosted an event to discuss opportunities and challenges in bringing different forms of capital to the City of Baltimore and to the underserved market of smaller businesses in general.


Star Mountain Terry Fox Run

#1 Fundraising Team for Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research

For the 2nd year in a row Star Mountain Capital was the #1 fundraising team for The Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research which took place in New York City on Saturday, October 14, 2017 in New York.

Culture is a core part of the DNA of the business at Star Mountain Capital and we are proud to say that last year we were again the number one fundraising team of the Terry Fox Run.

Star Mountain INDVSTVRS

INDVSTRVS Magazine Feature Profile on Brett Hickey, “Building Cultural Capital”

Star Mountain CEO, Brett Hickey, was recently featured in the “tribes” section of innovative digital magazine INDVSTRVS.

The feature-length article was different from most Brett has done since founding Star Mountain in 2010; instead of focusing on the monetary elements of success, INDVSTVRS dove deeply into the business-with-purpose ethos that infuses…

SMC Crains 2017

Star Mountain Named One of Crain’s Best Places to Work

Star Mountain Capital was named as one of the 2017 Best Places to Work by Crain’s

Star Mountain Capital prides itself on providing a year-round Internship program to local students, veterans, athletes and other talented individuals. We believe it is important to promote from within and recognize those that demonstrate passion, perseverance, determination and grit.