who we are

THE STAR MOUNTAIN TEAM

Star Mountain has a highly aligned team of 35+ professionals, many of which have held leadership roles at some of the world’s leading financial institutions.

Experienced Senior Executive Team Includes:

  • President of Credit Suisse First Boston and Head of Credit Head of Credit Suisse Alternative Investments ($100 bn AUM)
  • Founding Chief Risk Officer of GSO / Blackstone and Chief Risk Officer of Credit Suisse Alternative Investments
  • Co-Head, Merrill Lynch and Bank of America / Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity ($6 bn)
  • Head of U.S. Leveraged Loan Capital Markets at Merrill Lynch

Many team members have working relationships spanning over 20 years.

The Firm is 100% employee owned with 100% of the full-time team participating in the profits of our funds furthering the culture focused on maximizing both capital protection and returns.

In addition to its full-time team, the Firm is supported by 40+ Senior Advisors / Operating Partners across the United States who assist with relationships, resources and industry knowledge.

Senior Team

Brett Hickey CEO of Star Mountain Capital

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
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Brian Finn of Star Mountain Capital

Brian D. Finn

Chairman
  • Head, Credit Suisse Alternatives ($100bn)
  • Current Strategic Advisor to KKR
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Anne Yang of Star Mountain Capital

Anne Yang

Partner & Strategic Portfolio Manager
  • Managing Director & Executive Officer, Goldman Sachs
  • Managing Director, Bank of America and Citi Investment Banker
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Christopher J. Birosak

Partner & Chairman of Investment Committee
  • Co-Head/Partner, BAML Capital Partners (Bank of America / Merrill Lynch Private Equity Group)
  • Managing Director, Merrill Lynch Leveraged Finance
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Stephen B. Paras, CFA

Managing Director & Investment Committee Member
  • 30+ years of investment banking and leveraged finance experience.
  • MD and Head of US Leveraged Loan Capital Markets at Merrill Lynch in New York.
  • MD and Head of EMEA Leveraged Loan Capital Markets at BAML in UK.
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Bruce Eatroff

Managing Director & Investment Committee Member
  • 30+ years of private equity, private credit and investment banking experience
  • Founded lower middle-market private equity firm (~$600 mm AUM)
  • Prior leadership experience at GS, UBS, and BMO
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David J. DiPaolo

Managing Director & Investment Committee Member
  • Partner, BHC Middle-Market Funding
  • Senior Managing Director, BHC Capital Partners
  • Janney Montgomery Scott Investment Banker
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Harry E. Haskins

Partner & Investment Committee Member
  • SBIC Program Investment Committee Member (Managed $18bn portfolio)
  • Chairman, SBIC Licensing Division
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Todd Benson

Partner & Investment Committee Member
  • Co-Founder and Global Co-Head, Citigroup Private Equity
  • MD, Salomon Smith Barney
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Ryan T. McGovern

Managing Director & Investment Committee Member
  • Partner, Nomura Mezzanine
  • Investment Manager, AIG-MezzVest
  • HSBC Investment Banker
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John McCarty

Managing Director & Investment Committee Member
  • Partner, Peachtree Equity Partners
  • DLJ Investment Banker
  • Banc of America Securities Investment Banker
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Jonathan P. Barnes of Star Mountain Capital

Jonathan P. Barnes

Managing Director
  • Over 20 years of private equity and investment banking experience
  • Partner at lower middle-market private equity firm (~$600 mm AUM)
  • Former investment banker at Morgan Stanley
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Chris Goodwin of Star Mountain Capital

Chris Goodwin

Managing Director
  • 30+ years experience in leveraged finance and private equity completing over $6.5 bn in investments
  • Private company operating experience as President and CFO
  • Former Co-Head of U.S. Merchant Banking Group, BNP Paribas (~$2 tn in global AUM)
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Lev Borodovsky

Dr. Lev Borodovsky

Chief Risk Officer
  • Chief Risk Officer, GSO / Blackstone
  • Chief Risk Officer, Credit Suisse Alternatives
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Christopher J. Gimbert

Chief Financial Officer
  • Founder, SMB CFO Advisor
  • KPMG M&A Advisory
  • Merrill Lynch Alternatives
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Jaspal Bajaj, CPA, CA

Controller & Chief Compliance Officer
  • SVP, Finance & Operations at CAIS
  • CPA, Canadian Chartered Accountant
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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
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Steven Pines

Director
  • Senior Vice President, Portfolio Advisors
  • Director of Business Development, Davidson Investment Advisors
  • Senior Investment Consultant, Northern Trust
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Director Stephan Connelly

Stephan Connelly

Director
  • Sr Associate at Newbury Partners
  • Associate at PWC
  • BS, Georgetown; MA, Villanova; CFA
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