September 22, 2022
Gauge Capital announces appointment of Matt Johnson 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 Matt Johnson as an Operating Partner. Matt will support the work associated with new opportunities within the healthcare technology sector, and he brings a wealth of experience in the home health, medical device, virtual care and remote patient monitoring categories.

Matt has meaningful depth and breadth as both an operator and healthcare investor, having led several companies through periods of rapid growth and exit events. Matt was recently the CEO of EarlySense, a Tel-Aviv and Boston based medical device company that was the global leader in contact-free, continuous monitoring solutions for healthcare. Matt oversaw the growth of that business until its sale to Hillrom (now Baxter), where its technology is now the standard of care.

Previously, Matt served as the CEO of CareCycle a home health and remote patient management business where he led 4x EBITDA growth and a sale to Jordan Health Services (now Elara Caring). Earlier in his career Matt was the CEO of HealthBridge (sold to CareTeam) and an associate in Cerner Corporation’s London office. As an investor, Matt spent several years overseeing healthcare investments as a Managing Director for Sowell & Company and Thrive Five.

Matt has a B.A. from Southern Methodist University where he now serves on the Executive Board of Dedman College. Matt lives with his wife and five growing kids in the Dallas suburbs.

“We are excited to have Matt join the Gauge team,” said Sam Smith, Principal at Gauge. “Matt brings extensive industry knowledge within the healthcare technology ecosystem and will be an invaluable asset to help source, identify, and evaluate new platform investments. We are looking forward to leveraging his expertise.”

“I am thrilled to partner with Gauge and work with their healthcare team. I look forward to supporting the identification and growth of future healthcare technology businesses alongside an already talented team at Gauge,” said Matt.

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Gauge Capital is a leading middle-market private equity firm based in Southlake, Texas. Gauge invests in healthcare, business services and technology. 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. For more information, please contact Chris Garvin, Vice President of Business Development at