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

NEW YORK–December 20, 2019–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Star Mountain Capital, LLC (“Star Mountain”), a specialized investment manager focused exclusively on the large and underserved U.S. lower middle-market, is pleased to announce that it has been named one of the 2019 Best Places to Work by Pensions & Investments.

“We are honored to be recognized by what I believe to be one of the investment industry’s most prestigious publications,” said Brett Hickey, Founder & CEO of Star Mountain. “With over $1 billion in assets under management and 30 full-time team members, we look forward to continuing to deliver results for all of our aligned stakeholders.”

Since 2010, Star Mountain has made over 60 direct investments in U.S. small and medium-sized businesses and over 20 primary/secondary fund investments within its Collaborative Ecosystem®, exclusively focused on the U.S. lower middle-market. Star Mountain specializes in bringing large market resources to the established small and medium-sized U.S businesses it invests in.

Star Mountain’s focus and dedication has been productive for job creation and economic development. 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 sophisticated global high net worth and institutional investors.

“One hundred percent of our employees receive a share of the profits we generate from investment returns. Everyone is passionate about their careers and aligned to succeed as the firm continues to grow,” said Chris Gimbert, Chief Financial Officer of Star Mountain.

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


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 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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Star Mountain Capital, LLC
John Polis, 646-787-0257


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