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Star Mountain recruits ex-NFL player as industry adviser

Star Mountain Capital LLC has appointed Isaiah Kacyvenski as an industry adviser. Kacyvenski is a former NFL player, having played with the Seattle Seahawks. Currently, Kacyvenski is the co-founder and managing director of the Sports Innovation Lab.


NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, April 20, 2017 /– Star Mountain Capital, LLC (“Star Mountain”), a specialized alternative asset manager focused exclusively on the U.S. lower middle-market (generally companies with between $10 million and $150 million in annual revenues), is pleased to announce that Isaiah Kacyvenski has joined as an Industry Advisor.

Isaiah Kacyvenski’s diverse and accomplished background includes earning two degrees from Harvard, playing in the National Football League (NFL) for eight years in between, and achieving success as an experienced entrepreneur and investor. Mr. Kacyvenski has made nearly two dozen private capital investments in small & medium-sized businesses across technology, biotech, consumer, media, and sports medicine. Based in Boston, Mr. Kacyvenski will assist Star Mountain with deal origination and active operational value creation for portfolio companies in the New England area as well as businesses within his sector of particular expertise surrounding the vast sports, health & wellness and sports technology marketplace.

Mr. Kacyvenski is currently the Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Sports Innovation Lab which identifies and evaluates the technology products and services that will power the future of the sports marketplace helping clients make optimal strategic investment decisions.

Mr. Kacyvenski has a deep background in wearable sensor technology as the former Global Head of Business Development and Chairman of the Sports Advisory Board at MC10, a cutting-edge conformal electronics company focused on optimizing objective physiological data capture outside of a controlled setting.

After being named the Harvard University Male Athlete of the Year and becoming the highest draft pick in Harvard history, Mr. Kacyvenski played in the NFL for eight years, was elected Special Teams Captain three years in a row and served in this role during Super Bowl XL with the Seattle Seahawks. Mr. Kacyvenski holds a Cum Laude Bachelor degree in Pre-Medicine from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

“Having known Brett for nearly a decade and seeing his distinct business plan and vision come to life, it is an honor to be involved to help drive investment performance while also making a positive contribution to society through job creation and economic development,” said Isaiah Kacyvenski.

Star Mountain Charitable Foundation is a New York not-for-profit 501(c)3 focusing on improving lives through Economic Development (including job creation, education and internships) and Health & Wellness (including cancer research).

“Isaiah brings a unique set of knowledge, relationships and experience in the broad marketplace where sports and health & wellness intersect with technology to further Star Mountain’s active, value-added portfolio management approach,” said Brett Hickey, Star Mountain’s Founder & CEO. “We believe Isaiah’s relationships and experience will be able to add value to a wide range of Star Mountain’s investment activities and portfolio companies.

Investing in the Growth Engine of America ® – Star Mountain Capital is a thought leader and specialized lower middle-market asset management firm. It has a differentiated business model and “Collaborative Ecosystem” including its three-channel approach to investing into small and medium-sized businesses via Direct Investments, Strategic Primary Fund Investments and Secondary Fund Investments.