Stephen M. Hicks is the founding principal and Chief Executive Officer of Southridge Capital LLC – one of the premier finance solutions companies in Connecticut. Launched in 1996, today, Southridge has invested more than in 1.8 billion in over 250 growth companies around the world, and since that time, the financial solutions company has garnered the expertise to assist other entities in regarding the rigors of becoming a public company. Southridge Capital’s Chief Executive Officer has been actively involved in the investment industry for more than three decades, and, today, Stephen M. Hicks continues to utilize his experience in financial structuring to spearhead the trajectory of his company.
Stephen M. Hicks attended King’s College, studying Business Administration, and later went on to attend New York City’s, Fordham University, where he garnered a Master of Business Administration degree. It was while working for a small hedge fund in New York City that Mr. Hicks thought of creating his own fund, and with the approval of his former employer’s principal, he did just that. As an entrepreneur, Mr. Hicks credits his ability to focus on his immediate tasks, while simultaneously staying abreast of the climate of the market, as two keys to his continued productivity. The growing market for marijuana and cryptocurrency has recently caused him to focus a great deal of attention towards those emerging sectors. He recommends that budding entrepreneurs focus on creating a podcast that discusses cryptocurrency, citing the endless potential surrounding the topic. For more details you can checkout their twitter account.
The team at Southridge Capital is also heavily involved with a number of philanthropic efforts, seeing this as a civic responsibility to the community. Focusing on “non-profit organizations and faith-based charities,” Stephen M. Hicks, along with his wife Mary have made a concerted effort to strengthen the lives of the everyday citizens of their community. This unwavering commitment to philanthropy eventually led to the founding of Daystar Foundation. In recent years, Southridge Capital has teamed with Daystar Foundation in financially assisting several reputable organizations, including the Ridgefield Fountain Landmark, Eric B. Huss Memorial Scholarship Fund, the Ridgefield Visiting Nurses Association, and the Walnut Community Hill Church. You can visit bizjournals.com for more informations.