Gauge recruits Dennis as MD

Gauge Capital has named Stan Dennis as managing director. In his new role, Dennis will help lead the firm’s healthcare investment strategy. Dennis is a former operating partner at Welsh, Carson, Anderson and Stowe. 


April 2019

Southlake, TX – Gauge Capital (“Gauge” or “the Firm”), a leading growth-oriented lower middle market private equity firm, announces the appointment of Stan Dennis as Managing Director effective immediately. Mr. Dennis will help lead the Firm’s healthcare investment strategy.
Mr. Dennis is a veteran in the healthcare industry with over 30 years of experience. Most recently, he was an Operating Partner at Welsh, Carson, Anderson and Stowe (“WCAS”). While there he also served as President and COO of naviHealth. As Executive Vice President of Optum, he led OptumCare, Post-Acute Care and Specialty Network Businesses.

“We’ve known Stan for over a decade and have worked closely with him on our investments at Miami Beach Medical Group and Comprehensive Eye Care Partners, so we know the value he adds to Gauge. Bringing Stan’s deep industry knowledge and experience to Gauge on a full-time basis underscores the Firm’s commitment to building value in our healthcare sector,” said Drew Johnson, Co-Founder of Gauge.

“I am excited to join the Gauge team,” said Mr. Dennis. “The combination of their solid investment track record, commitment to the healthcare sector, relentless focus on value creation and their partnership approach with management teams makes this a compelling opportunity. I look forward to leveraging my experience and expertise to drive value with Gauge’s existing portfolio companies and shaping new investments in the healthcare vertical.”

About Gauge Capital (
Gauge Capital is a private equity firm that partners with owners, managers and equity stakeholders of successful middle market companies to maximize their potential. Gauge Capital focuses on investing in growing services and technology-enabled companies in the business and consumer, healthcare, industrial and food sectors. For more information, please contact Andrew Peix, Principal and Director of Business Development at apeix@gaugecapital.c