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Dr. Anthony Pesco, Former Credit Suisse Senior Executive and Risk Officer, Joins Star Mountain as a Senior Advisor


Dr. Pesco, the chief architect of the Credit Suisse economic risk
capital model to allocate risk capital amongst its businesses, joins
Star Mountain Capital as a strategic investor and Senior Advisor.

Mountain Capital
, LLC ("Star Mountain"), a specialized investment
manager focused exclusively on the large and underserved U.S.
lower-middle market, is pleased to announce that Dr. Anthony Pesco has
joined the team as a strategic personal investor and Senior Advisor.

Leveraging his 25 years of finance, risk management and investment
experience, Dr. Pesco will provide valuable insights as Star Mountain
continues to bring large market best practices to the small and
medium-sized business marketplace. Tony recently retired from Credit
Suisse after 18 years where he held several leadership roles including
running a 500-person global team which generated approximately $2
billion in annual revenues.

Dr. Pesco initially joined Credit Suisse as a Managing Director and
Deputy Head of Strategic Risk Management and was responsible for
evaluating and managing significant balance sheet risks and recommending
corrective action where appropriate. He was the chief architect of the
Credit Suisse economic risk capital allocation model to allocate risk
capital amongst its businesses. During the 2008 – 2009 financial crisis,
Tony was Head of Trading Risk for the Securities Division and was
responsible for managing and disposing of the bank's dislocated credit
and real estate assets.

Previous leadership roles at Credit Suisse include Global Head of Equity
Derivatives, Fund Linked Products and Convertible Bond Sales, Trading
and Product Development. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Dr. Pesco was
the Global Head of Derivative Products at Santander Investments and head
of Product Development for AIG Financial Products. He started his career
in finance in the Derivatives Research group at JP Morgan.

Dr. Pesco has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University and
worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories as a research scientist prior to
embarking on a career in finance.

"Tony brings extensive experience in building and leading teams, product
development and managing complex risks. We look forward to his
additional insights including working with his former colleague, our
Chief Risk Officer Dr. Lev Borodovsky," said Brett
, Founder & CEO of Star Mountain.

"Having Tony join Star Mountain as a senior advisor and strategic
investor continues bringing large market expertise to the lower
middle-market, which we aim to do at Star Mountain. Tony is a former
colleague and I'm happy to be working together again," said Chairman Brian

"I look forward to sharing my thoughts around best practices and risk
management to help further Star Mountain's already excellent reputation
as a prudent and value-added investor in lower middle-market companies,"
said Dr.
Anthony Pesco


Investing in the Growth Engine of America ® – Star
Mountain Capital
 is a specialized asset management firm focused on
investing in the large and underserved U.S. lower middle-market of
companies with typically between $10 million and $150 million of annual
revenues. Star Mountain's distinctive business includes a custom-built
media and technology platform and brings proven, large market resources
to smaller businesses as a value-added lender and investment partner.
Star Mountain was named one of the 2017
Best Places to Work
 by Crain's New York Business.

As part of its ESG, Star
Mountain's Charitable Foundation
, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 focuses
on improving lives through economic development, including job creation,
health & wellness and cancer research. Notable missions include helping
match veterans and women with high quality small and medium-sized
business career opportunities across the country, including within Star
Mountain's portfolio which in aggregate represents over 200 companies.

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