Star Mountain Capital Named One of Crain’s 2019 Best Places to Work in NYC

NEW YORK – March 12, 2020 – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Star Mountain Capital, LLC (“Star Mountain”), a specialized investment manager focused exclusively on the large and underserved U.S. lower middle-market (businesses that generally have between $10 million and $200 million in annual revenues), is pleased to announce that it has been named one of the 2019 Best Places to Work by Crain’s New York Business.

“Culture is core to our business as is our mission and passion of Investing in the Growth Engine of America”, says Star Mountain Capital Founder & CEO, Brett Hickey. “People are our most important asset and we continually strive to attract and develop passionate, team-centric, energetic teammates, which we refer to as Mountaineers. We care about our community, our team and the portfolio companies we invest in. Our Charitable Foundation further supports this culture of caring and community. We are extremely grateful for our team’s continued long-term focus, loyalty and vision as well as our senior advisors, investors and portfolio company executives who work with and support us as aligned partners.”

Since 2010, Star Mountain has made over 65 direct investments in U.S. small and medium-sized businesses and over 20 secondary / fund investments within its Collaborative Ecosystem®, exclusively focused on the U.S. lower middle-market.

With over $1 billion in assets under management and 30 full-time team members, Star Mountain’s focus and dedication has been productive for job creation and economic development as well as generating compelling absolute and risk-adjusted returns. Star Mountain is dedicated to this large market of underserved businesses with its specialized business model established to address the challenges and opportunities of these companies. As part of its commitment, Star Mountain has trademarked Investing in the Growth Engine of America ®.

Star Mountain’s distinctive business has helped generate positive income and overall financial returns for investors and this has helped it attract some of the world’s most sophisticated global high net worth and institutional investors.

“We have an aligned and collaborative business model which includes 100% of our employees sharing in the investments profits derived from investing in and helping grow established small and medium-sized U.S. businesses,” said Christopher Gimbert, Chief Financial Officer of Star Mountain who has been with the firm since inception ten years ago.

Crain’s two-part survey process consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part involved an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking.

Star Mountain was also recently named Best Places to Work by Pensions & Investments.


Investing in the Growth Engine of America ® – Star Mountain Capital is a specialized asset management firm focused on investing in the large and underserved U.S. lower middle-market of companies with typically over $10 million of annual revenues. Star Mountain’s distinctive business includes a custom-built media and technology platform and brings proven, large market resources to smaller businesses as a value-added lender and investment partner.

As part of its ESG program (Environmental, Social and Governance), Star Mountain’s Charitable Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 focuses on improving lives through economic development, including job creation, health & wellness and cancer research. Notable missions include helping match veterans and women with high quality small and medium-sized business career opportunities across the country, including within Star Mountain’s portfolio which in aggregate represents over 200 companies.

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