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Star Mountain Capital Adds Former Blackstone Director, Goldstein to Portfolio Management Team

September 21, 2023, 07:48 AM

Star Mountain Capital announced that Michael Goldstein has joined as a Director focused on portfolio management, investments, risk management, valuations and reporting. Star Mountain’s senior team, as well as its Senior Advisors / Operating Partners, are aligned with Star Mountain’s investors by investing their personal capital and sharing in the firm’s carried interest along with 100% of its U.S. full-time employees.

“We are excited to continually develop and bring large market best practices to the lower middle-market enhancing the value for all Star Mountain’s stakeholders and portfolio companies,” said Brett Hickey, Star Mountain Capital Founder & CEO. “Michael’s portfolio management and valuations experience at Blackstone and KKR as well as his analytical rigor will be a great addition to our growing team.”

“I am thrilled to join Star Mountain’s impressive and aligned team and am exciting to be invested into and aligned with the opportunities in this less competitive market segment especially given the current aging demographic and high interest rate market environment,” said Michael Goldstein.

Goldstein has 10+ years of experience in strategic portfolio management, risk management and valuations from leading alternative investment managers including Blackstone and KKR.

Goldstein was most recently a Director at Blackstone within their $30+ billion Tactical Opportunities investment business. His responsibilities included investment analysis, due diligence, valuations and investment structuring. He was also responsible for supporting investor relations and client reporting.

Prior to Blackstone, he was a Senior Associate at KKR within the Finance, Valuations & Client Partner Group.

Goldstein began his finance career as an Associate at JPMorgan Chase within the investment bank rotational program and spent more than 3 years in the Risk Analytics department.

Goldstein graduated from SUNY Binghamton with a degree in Economics. He received an MBA from American University and a Master’s in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also holds a Series 99 from FINRA.

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