Brett Hickey is the founder and CEO of Star Mountain Capital, a specialized asset management firm focused exclusively on the lower middle-market through direct and fund investments. Star Mountain represents one of the largest small- and medium-sized business investment platforms in the U.S. with a portfolio of over 200 companies. Brett has been investing in the U.S. lower middle-market for nearly 15 years and began his career as an investment banker at Salomon Smith Barney. Brett is the founder of the Star Mountain Charitable Foundation. He serves on the Board of Governors for the Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA), the Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs Association of NY and is a member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO). Brett is a graduate of McGill University and Harvard Business School's Owner/President Management Program. He is a former Canadian gold medalist speed skater.