Tom McKelvey

Co-Founder & CEO, Gauge Capital

Tom McKelvey is the co-Founder and CEO of Gauge Capital. Gauge Capital manages over $1 billion and is currently investing out of a >$500 million fund focused on investing in middle market technology and services companies in the healthcare, food, consumer, industrial and business services industries. The fund’s partners have led investments that have realized over 4x MoM and over 40% IRR on realized transactions. These transactions have totaled over $1 billion in realized value for investors. Gauge Capital’s partners are the largest investors in the fund which ensures unique alignment between the GPs and LPs in the fund.  The fund investors are made up of a world class group of family office, high net worth and institutional investors.Mr. McKelvey has over 30 years of professional experience as a senior executive, director, and investor in both industry and private equity. Throughout his career, Mr. McKelvey has been focused on leading, investing, and advising high growth and value creating enterprises. Prior to founding Gauge Capital, Mr. McKelvey worked with Symphony Technology Group, a leading private equity firm focused on technology and services. Mr. McKelvey began his career at KPMG, where he was promoted to partner after only six years. Mr. McKelvey received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Oklahoma State University and has attended the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School.  Mr. McKelvey has served on numerous corporate boards.He lives in Southlake, Texas with his wife of over 25 years, Lisa, and their children.

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