Gauge Capital appoints business development VP

Gauge Capital has named Chris Garvin as vice president of business development.

Gauge Capital has named Chris Garvin as vice president of business development. Previously, Garvin worked at National Spine & Pain Centers where he was the senior vice president leading M&A for the company.


October 2021

Southlake, TX October 14, 2021 – Gauge Capital (“Gauge” or “the Firm”), a leading growth-oriented middle market private equity firm, today announced that Chris Garvin has joined the firm as Vice President of Business Development. Chris will lead the firm’s development efforts within the Healthcare sector and be responsible for developing and maintaining intermediary relationships, originating new investment opportunities, working with portfolio companies to identify add-on opportunities and identifying and evaluating investment opportunities.

Chris joins Gauge from National Spine & Pain Centers where he was the Senior Vice President leading M&A for the organization. Earlier in his career, Chris worked in the Corporate Development functions at Dignity Health and CHRISTUS Health and with Moelis & Company as an Analyst in their Investment Banking Division. Chris received his MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and his BS in Finance from University of Arizona.

“We are excited to have Chris join the team,” said David Friedman, a Partner at Gauge. “His robust healthcare background will enable us to further accelerate the growth of the healthcare franchise at Gauge.”

“Gauge Capital has a strong reputation for partnering with founders to build best-in-class businesses and delivering strong returns for their shareholders,” Chris Garvin stated. “I am excited and humbled to have the opportunity to contribute to the team’s continued success.”

About Gauge Capital (
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, 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