Star Mountain Capital Named a 2017 New York Future 50 Award Winner by SmartCEO Magazine

The winning companies represent the future of the region’s economy and embody the entrepreneurial spirit critical for leadership and success

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, March 1, 2017 / — Star Mountain Capital, a specialized alternative asset manager focused exclusively on the U.S. lower middle-market, is honored to be named a Future 50 award winner by SmartCEO Magazine. This award recognizes Star Mountain as one of New York City’s fastest growing, mid-sized companies. Star Mountain’s Founder & CEO, Brett Hickey will be the recipient of this award on behalf of the firm at the Future 50 Gala on Thursday, March 16th in New York. 

“I couldn’t be more proud of the Star Mountain team,” said Brett Hickey. “We have been fortunate to attract some of the world’s most sophisticated institutional and high-net-worth investors, who are aligned to help with Star Mountain’s success. Our team has been a key driver for our growth and we work to provide a compelling platform that will attract, motivate and retain people.” 

Star Mountain aims to generate long-term value for all stakeholders, and become one of the leading brands and cultures in investment management.

In addition to being named a New York Future 50 Award Winner by SmartCEO, in December 2016, Star Mountain was a recipient of the Best SME Private Equity & Mezzanine Fund Manager by AI Global Media.

Brett Hickey has won several awards including the Pathfinders to Peace Award (alongside Morgan Freeman, Marc Ecko and Mira Sorvino), the Philanthropic Achievement Award by A Caring Hand – The Billy Esposito Foundation, and the Guiding Star Award from Alliance for Young Urban Design and the Arts (AYUDA). 

Prior to launching Star Mountain Capital, Mr. Hickey ran a multi-manager platform including 4 U.S. state sponsored small business investment funds through which he made over 50 investments in small and medium-sized businesses. Mr. Hickey formerly worked as an Investment Banker at Citigroup Global Markets in New York City (fka Salomon Smith Barney) where he covered global Asset Managers and Financial Institutions. In that role he worked on over $8 billion in completed debt and equity capital raising and M&A transactions for leading financial institutions including BlackRock, Franklin Templeton, Neuberger-Berman, Nuveen Investments and Eaton Vance. 

Mr. Hickey is also the Founder of the Star Mountain Charitable Foundation.

Mr. Hickey received a Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction from McGill University and graduated from Harvard Business School’s Owner/President Management Program.

Investing in the Growth Engine of America ® – Star Mountain Capital is a specialized lower middle-market asset management firm. It has a differentiated business model and “Collaborative Ecosystem” including its three channel approach to investing into small and medium-sized businesses via Direct Investments, Strategic Primary Fund Investments and Secondary Fund Investments.

Star Mountain Charitable Foundation is a New York not-for-profit 501(c)3 focusing its charitable activities on improving lives via a focus on Health & Wellness (including cancer research), Education & Career Development, and Economic Development & Job Creation.

The Future 50 Awards program is the largest and most highly anticipated SmartCEO awards program of the year. This program recognizes 50 of the region’s fastest growing mid-sized companies and 10 small Emerging Growth companies. These companies represent the future of the region’s economy and embody the entrepreneurial spirit critical for leadership and success. The winners, chosen based on a three-year average of employee and revenue growth, are listed alphabetically, not ranked. The winners are profiled in SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at a black-tie-optional awards ceremony in January.

SmartCEO’s mission is to educate and inspire the business community through its award-winning magazine, connections at C-level events and access to valuable online resources. SmartCEO’s integrated media platforms reach decision makers in the Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Long Island, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, metropolitan areas.


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