If you’ve been working at your business for a while and are thinking about scaling through bringing in investors, keep listening. Brett Hickey is an investing guru and helps small business owners find the right investment partners. He’s sharing his knowledge and how he got started in this industry.
Brett has been structuring, analyzing, and managing funds for over a decade. Before founding Star Mountain Capital he worked with a variety of financial institutions growing his knowledge and building his experience in managing different kinds of funds, businesses, and investments.
He specifically loves working within the lower middle market and helping businesses scale through investment. He’s sharing all about this particular market and why it is so attractive to him overall.
Listen as he shares more about his journey and why he has found and nurtured so much passion for the investing world. He didn’t always know that this was the direction his career would take but he’s certainly found his lane within the industry.
Are you trying to decide whether or not finding investors is the next right step? Get your notebook ready and take notes as you dive into this episode.
- [02:49] Welcome Brett Hickey to chat about his journey to becoming an asset manager.
- [03:41] What is the “lower middle market” and why is it so interesting in the investment space?
- [06:19] How does he determine which businesses fit into the lower middle market?
- [08:54] Has he had any AHA! moments in his career?
- [12:39] How does he deal with stress in his life?
- [17:37] Does he have mentors and people that he looks to for support?
- [21:58] Brett offers his parting advice to the community.
- [23:58] Connect with Brett.
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