August 04, 2022
Gauge Capital announces appointment of Brett McClung as an Operating Partner

Southlake, TX – Gauge Capital (“Gauge” or “the Firm”), a leading growth-oriented lower middle market private equity firm, announces the appointment of Brett McClung as an Operating Partner. Brett will support the work associated with new opportunities across the healthcare ecosystem, but has specific expertise in leading integrated delivery systems, scaling ambulatory networks and redesigning population health, and consumer technology-driven strategies that improve health, wellbeing and chronic disease outcomes.

Brett is the former President & CEO of Baptist Health, a $2B integrated healthcare delivery system with over 200 locations in Florida. Immediately prior, Brett was a Chief Operations Leader at Texas Health Resources, a $5B integrated healthcare delivery system with over 350 locations in north Texas. Additionally, Brett serves on the Board of Healthy Engage, a leading healthcare technology company, and PyCube, a leader in enterprise asset management solutions. He is also a Director of Tacoma Holdings’ Frontpoint Health, a leading Medicare Advantage focused Home Health and Hospice company.

Brett is a 2022 Stanford DCI Fellow at Stanford University and is an alumnus of the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has an MS in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University, where he is chair of the department’s Advisory Council on curriculum, and has a BA in Business from Southwestern University.

“We are pleased to have Brett join the Gauge team,” said Stan Dennis, Managing Director and Operating Partner at Gauge. “Brett brings extensive industry knowledge across the healthcare continuum and will be an invaluable asset to help source, identify, and evaluate new platform investments. We are looking forward to leveraging his expertise.”

“The opportunity to work with the Gauge Capital team is exciting given their operating and investment experience across the healthcare ecosystem”, said Brett. “I’m looking forward to supporting the identification and growth of Gauge’s health and healthcare investments.”

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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 Chris Garvin, Vice President of Business Development at