who we are

THE STAR MOUNTAIN TEAM

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

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Brett A. Hickey

Chief Executive Officer & Investment Committee Member
  • Insurance and Asset Management Investment Banking Coverage Salomon Smith Barney
  • Founder & Chairman, Star Mountain Charitable Foundation
READ FULL BIO Brett A. Hickey
Brian Finn

Brian D. Finn

Chairman
  • Head, Credit Suisse Alternatives ($100bn)
  • Current Strategic Advisor to KKR
READ FULL BIO Brian D. Finn
Bob Long

Robert W. Long

Vice Chairman
  • CEO, OHA Investment Corp
  • 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 Alternatives
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
READ FULL BIO Jaspal Bajaj, CPA, CA
John Polis

John W. Polis

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Technology Officer
  • COO/CTO, Guidepoint Global
  • COO/CTO, Coleman Research
  • Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer, Dotcom Distribution
  • Adjunct Professor, NYU
READ FULL BIO John W. Polis
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

Stephen B. Paras, CFA

Managing Director & Investment Committee Member
  • MD and Head of U.S. Leveraged Loan Capital Markets at Merrill Lynch in NY
  • Member of Merrill Lynch’s Mezzanine Investment Committee
READ FULL BIO Stephen B. Paras, CFA
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 & Investment Committee Member
  • Partner, Peachtree Equity Partners
  • DLJ Investment Banker
  • Bank of America Securities Investment Banker
READ FULL BIO John McCarty
Corey M. Baylor

Corey M. Baylor

Managing Director
  • Managing Director, Financial Sponsors Group, BMO Capital Markets
  • Managing Director, Investment Banking Division, Merrill Lynch
READ FULL BIO Corey M. Baylor
Stephan Connelly

Stephan Connelly

Director
  • Sr Associate at Newbury Partners
  • Associate at PWC
  • BS, Georgetown; MA, Villanova; CFA
READ FULL BIO Stephan Connelly
CeydaSavasli

Ceyda Savasli

Vice President
  • Strategic Account Manager, Glassdoor
  • Vice President Equities, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • BA, Economics, University of Chicago
READ FULL BIO Ceyda Savasli
Ryan Ochs

Ryan Ochs

Vice President
  • Associate, American Capital
  • BS, Finance and International Business, Georgetown University
READ FULL BIO Ryan Ochs

Michael Glennon

Vice President
  • Senior Associate, Marakon (2018, Forbes named Best Management Consulting Firms)
  • Associate, The Blackstone Group
  • MBA (Dean’s Honors), Columbia University
READ FULL BIO Michael Glennon
Lauren Cooper

Lauren Cooper

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

Senior Advisors

Todd Benson

Senior Advisor (New York)
  • Co-Founder and Global Co-Head, Citigroup Private Equity
  • MD, Salomon Smith Barney
READ FULL BIO Todd Benson
Anne Yang

Anne Yang

Senior Advisor (New York)
  • Managing Director & Executive Officer, Goldman Sachs
  • Managing Director, Bank of America and Citi Investment Banker
READ FULL BIO Anne Yang
David Javdan

David A. Javdan

Senior Advisor (Washington, D.C.)
  • MD, Alvarez & Marsal
  • SBIC Investment Committee Member
  • General Counsel, Small Business Administration
READ FULL BIO David A. Javdan

Thomas Jones

Senior Advisor (New York)
  • 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 (Seattle, WA)
  • 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 (New York)
  • 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 (New York)
  • Vice Chairman of TigerRisk Capital Markets & Advisory
  • Vice Chairman of the Financial Institutions Group
  • Head of Americas Insurance at Deutsche Bank
READ FULL BIO Stephen Fromm
Nancy McAllister

Nancy McAllister

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

James Marlas

Senior Advisor (New York)
  • Founder & Chairman, Union Capital
  • Chairman & CEO, Mickelberry Communications
READ FULL BIO James Marlas
Arthur Zuckerman

Arthur Zuckerman

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

Stephen J. Dondero

Senior Advisor (New York)
  • MD, Aegis Capital Group
  • Head of High Yield Research, BMO Capital Markets
READ FULL BIO Stephen J. Dondero
Gene Martin

Gene F. Martin III

Senior Advisor (Boston, MA)
  • Chair, Morgan Stanley High Yield Committee
  • Managing Director, DLJ Leveraged Finance
READ FULL BIO Gene F. Martin III
Karl Schade

Karl Schade

Senior Advisor (San Francisco, CA)
  • Former CEO, The Presidio Group
  • Founder & Managing Partner, Presidio Investors
  • The Blackstone Group, Silver Lake Partners, Blum Capital
READ FULL BIO Karl Schade
Erik Falk

Erik Falk

Senior Advisor (Chicago region)
  • Senior Executive at Magnetar Capital
  • Former Global Head of Private Credit, KKR
  • Former Global Head of Special Situations, Deutsche Bank
READ FULL BIO Erik Falk
Peter-Freire

Peter Freire

Senior Advisor (Washington, DC)
  • Former CEO of the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA)
  • Former Managing Director and Executive Committee Member, World Economic Forum (WEF)
READ FULL BIO Peter Freire
Bruce Pfau

Dr. Bruce Pfau

Senior Advisor (New York)
  • Vice Chair, Human Resources & Communications, KPMG
  • Human Capital Consulting, Willis Tower Watson
READ FULL BIO Dr. Bruce Pfau
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Jay Meschke

Senior Advisor (Kansas City, MO)
  • President of EFL Associates and CBIZ Talent & Compensation Solutions
  • University of Kansas School of Business Board of Advisors
READ FULL BIO Jay Meschke

Dr. Anthony Pesco

Senior Advisor (New York, NY)
  • Deputy Head, Strategic Risk Management, Credit Suisse
  • Global Head of Derivatives, Credit Suisse
  • Global Head of Derivative Products, Santander Investments
READ FULL BIO Dr. Anthony Pesco

Bill Papp

Senior Advisor (Boston, Massachusetts)
  • Former Vice Chairman of the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) Board of Directors
  • PENSO Trust Company; Regional Manager; Alternatives
READ FULL BIO Bill Papp

Industry Advisors & Operating Partners

Susan Kilsby

Healthcare & Consumer Advisor (Sarasota, FL)
  • Chairman, Shire plc
  • Non-Executive Director, Goldman Sachs International; Fortune Brands Home & Security
  • Senior Independent Director, BBA Aviation
READ FULL BIO Susan Kilsby
George Mattson

George Mattson

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

Wendell Reilly

Media & Insurance Advisor (Atlanta, GA)
  • 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 (Charleston, SC)
  • Chairman & CEO, Layered Technologies
  • President & COO, SAVVIS Inc.
READ FULL BIO Jack M. Finlayson
Stanley Friedman

Stanley K. Friedman

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

Billy Goldstein

Telecom & Communications Advisor (New York)
  • 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 (Chicago, IL)
  • CEO, Agritech Worldwide
  • Co-Founder, Geneva Wood Fuels
READ FULL BIO Jonathan E. Kahn
Yacov Wrocherinsky

Yacov Wrocherinsky

Technology Advisor (New York)
  • Founder & CEO, Orion Global Solution
  • Founder, Infinity Info Systems
READ FULL BIO Yacov Wrocherinsky
Isaiah Kacyvenski

Isaiah Kacyvenski

Media & Sports Advisor (Boston, MA)
  • Managing Partner, Blue Star Innovation Partners
  • Co-Founder, Managing Director, Sports Innovation Lab
  • NFL Seattle Seahawks Special Teams Captain
READ FULL BIO Isaiah Kacyvenski
Leslie Barrett

Leslie Barrett

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

Technology Advisor (Austin, TX / San Francisco, CA)
  • COO, DigitalOcean
  • Principal, AC&E Partners
  • Senior Advisor, Flavorpill
  • Co-Founder & CEO, China Export Finance
READ FULL BIO Karl Alomar
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Stefanie Shelley

Brand, Marketing & PR/Corporate Communications Advisor (New York)
  • Former Global CMO & Head of PR/Corporate Communications at Broadridge Financial Solutions
READ FULL BIO Stefanie Shelley

Brad Kime

Fintech Advisor (New York)
  • SVP of Channel and Alliances, Upserve
  • Chief Strategy Officer, LendKey
  • Chairman, OnDeck
READ FULL BIO Brad Kime
MarkFroehlich

Mark Froehlich

Operating Partner (Birmingham, AL)
  • Founder & Principal of Impact Partners Global
  • Former Treasurer of Thompson Tractor Company
  • Former Vice President of Thompson Investments
READ FULL BIO Mark Froehlich
Joyce Hrinya

Joyce Hrinya

Operating Partner (Kansas City, MO)
  • Founder & Managing Partner of A & R Strategy Partners
  • Managing Director & Operating Partner at Z Capital Partners
  • CEO for Famous Brands International
READ FULL BIO Joyce Hrinya
Michael Kalen

Michael Kalen

Insurance & Financial Services Advisor (Hartford, CT)
  • CEO of Covr Financial Technologies
  • President & CEO of Futurity First Financial Corp.
  • Board of Directors, Phoenix Life Insurance Company
READ FULL BIO Michael Kalen

Mehrzad Emanuel

Environmental Services & Logistics Advisor (Los Angeles)
  • Head of Filtration Division, BakerCorp
  • Founder & President, Cameron Environmental Inc. (CEI)
  • Advisor, TYLT Venture
READ FULL BIO Mehrzad Emanuel
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Salem Shuchman

Operating Partner (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Founder & Managing Partner, Entrepreneur Partners
  • Senior Partner, Apax Partners
READ FULL BIO Salem Shuchman

Miles Lee

Business Services Advisor (Louisville, KY)
  • CEO, Alliance Cost Containment
  • 20+ years of executive strategic sourcing and group purchasing experience
READ FULL BIO Miles Lee