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Robert S. Hicks
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Robert S. Hicks is a Partner at Capstar Partners.

Mr. Hicks is responsible for managing Capstar’s existing portfolio as well as evaluating new opportunities. Mr. Hicks currently serves on the Board of Directors of Elite Dental Partners and Fox Services, and is a board observer for Andrew Harper, and Greenstream International. Mr. Hicks also oversees Capstar’s real estate portfolio, which includes a residential development in Big Sky, Montana consisting of 1,600 acres of land.

At Capstar, Mr. Hicks served on the board, helped build and oversee, and ultimately served as the shareholder representative in the sale of: Harden Healthcare’s home health and hospice business (sold to Gentiva Health Services (NASDAQ: GTIV) in 2013 for $408 million, DMX, Inc. (sold to Mood Media (TSX: MM) in 2012 for $87 million), CPO Commerce (sold to United Stationers (NASDAQ: USTR) in 2014 for $42 million), and Harden Healthcare's long-term care business (sold to Senior Care Centers in 2015 for $45 million). Robert also manages Capstar's investment in Kendra Scott Design and Capstar Aviation.

Before joining Capstar Partners, Hicks co-founded and ran the finance department for CPO Commerce, an e-commerce company partnering with manufacturers to sell pre-owned consumer products. Prior to co-founding CPO Commerce, Hicks served as Director of Business Development & Analysis for CLICK Radio, a start-up venture providing digital music services. Hicks began his career as an investment banking analyst in the Media & Telecom Group of Credit Suisse in New York.

Robert received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a double major in Mathematics and Economics. Hicks is a chartered financial analyst and a member of the CFA Institute.

Mr. Hicks has been a member of the Austin Chapter of the Young President's Organization (YPO) since 2009. In 2011, Hicks was appointed to the Texas Emerging Technology Fund Advisory Committee by then Governor Rick Perry. Robert lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and three children.