Cornell Financial Engineering Manhattan’s 2022 Future Of Finance Conference Speaker Profile: Brett A. Hickey CEO Star Mountain Capital
Brett Hickey has over 20 years of private investing and investment banking experience with over 15 years spent directly in the U.S. lower middle-market. He has completed over 135 private equity, private credit and secondary fund investments.
Mr. Hickey is the Founder & CEO of Star Mountain Capital, LLC, a multi-billion dollar specialized private investment firm. Star Mountain employs a data-driven approach to provide value-added debt and equity capital to established small and medium-sized private companies leveraging its scale-driven resources and longstanding relationships. Star Mountain also has a secondary fund investment business. Providing early liquidity for investors in lower middle-market private credit and private equity funds.
Driven by culture and stakeholder alignment, Star Mountain has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work by Crain’s and Pensions & Investments in 2019, 2020 and 2021.
Previously, Mr. Hickey worked as an Investment Banker at Citigroup Global Markets in New York City (formerly known as Salomon Smith Barney) where he worked with global investment managers and financial institutions, helping them evaluate strategic and portfolio investments. Moreover, in that role he worked on over $24 billion in completed debt and equity transactions as well as mergers and acquisitions.
He graduated with Distinction from McGill University in Montreal, Canada with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance and Accounting. Furthermore, he is an alumnus of Harvard Business School’s Owner, President / Manager executive training and management program.
He has completed numerous other business programs including Building Your Business. Through Transformational Leadership & Innovation at the Innovatrium on the University of Michigan’s campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Furthermore, is a frequent guest lecturer on industry panels and at academic institutions.
In addition, he sits on a number of boards, including the global board of Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs and the YMCA of Greenwich. Prior positions include the Board of Governors of the Small Business Investor Alliance and Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) NYC Chapter. He has been a member of YPO for over 12 years. He is also the Founder & Chairman of the Star Mountain Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) focused on job creation (including for veterans, women and athletes), economic development and health & wellness. Lastly, Mr. Hickey is a former Canadian national gold medalist and North American medalist in speed skating.