September 28, 2022
Gauge Capital hires Charlotte Bonfield as Vice President of Talent and Shannon Block as Vice President of Capital Markets

Southlake, TX – Gauge Capital (“Gauge” or “the Firm”), a leading growth-oriented middle market private equity firm, today announced the appointment of Charlotte Bonfield and Shannon Block as Vice Presidents. Charlotte will join the Talent team, responsible for advancing the firm’s human capital efforts, and advising the firm and portfolio on building, and enhancing leadership teams and boards to drive value-creation. Shannon will be responsible for leading the firm’s debt capital markets activities, managing lender relationships, and leading debt financings for new platforms and existing portfolio companies.

Charlotte joins Gauge from Alcon, a multi-billion-dollar medical device company. At Alcon, Charlotte built and led the global executive talent acquisition function as well as global employer branding and strategic sourcing. Prior to Alcon, Charlotte led key executive level searches within the global life sciences space at both Korn Ferry in Dallas, TX and CTPartners in New York, NY.

“I’m thrilled to be joining a firm that is dedicated to enhancing its talent acquisition capabilities given that human capital has such a clear impact on an organization’s culture, financial performance and market valuation,” Charlotte Bonfield stated.

Shannon joins Gauge from Francisco Partners, a technology-focused private equity firm based in San Francisco, where she was part of the capital markets team responsible for managing lender relationships and leading debt financings for new platforms and existing portfolio companies. Prior to Francisco Partners, Shannon was an associate at KKR Credit in San Francisco and a credit analyst at Prudential Private Capital.

“Gauge Capital is ahead of its peers when it comes to investing in areas of functional expertise. I’m excited to be joining an organization that is as committed to scaling and improving its business as it is growing its portfolio companies. Gauge has a strong track record and I’m excited to support our deal teams on the financings and allow them to focus on execution and value creation,” said Shannon Block.

“We are thrilled to have both Charlotte and Shannon join the team,” said Drew Johnson, Co-founder-and Managing Partner at Gauge. “Their robust background in their respective functional areas of focus will add significant value to Gauge and enable us to further accelerate the growth of the firm while better supporting the value-creation objectives of our portfolio companies.”

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Gauge Capital is a leading middle-market private equity firm based in Southlake, Texas. Gauge invests in five key sectors: healthcare, technology, business services, government & industrial services, and food & consumer. The firm manages more than $2.0 billion in capital and in 2020 and 2021, Inc. Magazine named Gauge one of the top private equity firms for founders. In 2021 and 2022, Gauge was also named to the Top 50 PE Firms in the Middle Market by Grady Campbell. In 2022, Gauge ranked in the top 5 out of 517 private equity firms in the HEC Paris – DowJones Small-Cap Buyout Performance Ranking. For more information, please contact Andrew Peix, Managing Director of Business Development at