Star Mountain Capital LLC, an investment manager focused on investing in private small and medium-sized North American businesses with approximately $3.5 billion in assets under management, has hired George Mattson as president.

Mattson has been an investor and senior advisor to the firm, and in his new role, he will work on all aspects of the firm’s activities including strategy, investment analysis, portfolio management, talent development, investment origination and investor relations. After spending six years at IBM, he spent 19 years in investment banking including 10 years as a partner at Goldman Sachs where he formed and co-headed the global industrials group within investment banking. He retired as a partner from Goldman Sachs in 2012 to pursue private investing and building companies, as an investor and a corporate director.

“I have known George since the early ‘90s when we worked together at Credit Suisse,” says Brian Finn, Star Mountain Capital’s chairman, former president of Credit Suisse First Boston and head of their $100 billion alternative investment business. “George’s track record of success with multiple category-leading institutions speaks for itself and I think he will bring tremendous value to all of Star Mountain’s stakeholders.”