Title: Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Company: Star Mountain Capital
Location: New York, New York, United States
Brett A. Hickey, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Star Mountain Capital, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in financial services.
An expert in building businesses and making private investments, Mr. Hickey has very thoughtfully developed Star Mountain Capital to be strategic, competitive, and impactful. He started the asset management firm in 2010, and continues to serve as the founder and CEO to this day. Part of his approach to the job includes having a substantial investment in technology, data and information, which allows the company to make more informed decisions. The team also gets ownership in the business, which has attracted and recruited a great team and culture; Star Mountain was recently included among Crain’s Best Places to Work in New York. Mr. Hickey finds it very fulfilling to connect with other passionate people in this manner, and intends to continue growing his investor base, the size of his team, and the technology platform, and to continue making high-quality investment returns.
At the start of his professional journey, Mr. Hickey was a star speed skater, but an injury led him to pursue business and entrepreneurship instead. He completed coursework in the two subjects at Mount Royal University, and then earned a Bachelor of Arts in finance from McGill University and a Master of Arts in the Owner/President Management Program at Harvard Business School at Harvard University. He proceeded to garner hands-on experience as an investment banker at Salomon Smith Barney and Citigroup Inc., and as the president and co-founder of Aegis Capital Group LLC.
In his community, Mr. Hickey has been involved as the chairman of the Maple Leaf Ball for the Canadian Association of New York, a board member of the New York Chapter of Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs, a member of the board of governors of the Small Business Investor Alliance, a board member of the Quebec City Conference, and the director of the New York City Alumni Association of McGill University. Other affiliations include YPO, the Association for Corporate Growth, the Harvard Club of New York City, and the Canadian Association of New York.
Mr. Hickey used his unique background to author publications like “My Path to Prosperity: Create the Life You Really Want,” and to contribute to The Lead Left Interview, Eckfeldt and Associates, FINalternatives.com, KITE Invest, and INDVSTRVS. He steadily built a reputation for excellence, and was notably selected as a featured leader on technology in the workplace at the Axial Forum, as President of the Year of McGill University, and as New York Chief Executive Officer of the Year by Smart CEO. Additionally, he received the Pathfinders to Peace Award, the Guiding Star Award from AYUDA for the Arts, and the Philanthropic Achievement Award from A Caring Hand through the Billy Esposito Foundation.
When Mr. Hickey isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his family and completing triathlons for charity. He is also committed to running his nonprofit, the Star Mountain Charitable Foundation (formerly Availor Philanthropy Corp.), which focuses on improving lives through job creation. He has served as the founder and chairman since 2016.
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