About Us

Healthcare Growth Partners is an exceptionally experienced Investment Banking and Advisory firm exclusively focused on the transformational Health IT and Services market.

At HGP, our fundamental desire is to do right by our clients.  We accomplish this through authentic relationships, consistent senior level attention, aligning interests with objectives, and most importantly, a passion and energy for our clients and the problems they solve. 

With unwavering commitment, discipline and selectivity, HGP focuses on a limited number of engagements in order to maximize both success rates and value.

Christopher McCord

CFA, Managing Director

Laura Gama

Director

Brooks McElveen

Director

Jake Kisch

Associate

HGP Philosophy

At HGP, we strongly align with our clients through our engagement design, client transparency, and our fundamental desire to do right by those who put their trust in us. 

Alignment and Transparency

At HGP, we strongly align with our clients through our engagement design, client transparency, and our fundamental desire to do right by those who put their trust in us.

High Value Philosophy

The HGP philosophy is predicated on value not volume – we take on a select number of engagements with an unwavering commitment to our clients.

Long-Term Perspective

Balance of patience and persistence is shaped by client needs, not artificial deadlines – the interest of clients always comes first. 

Unmatched Market Knowledge

HGP’s research-based approach and deep understanding of market dynamics inform strategic decisions that unlock exceptional outcomes.

Execution Excellence

HGP’s intentional process design and expertise in navigating middle market Health IT transactions drives high success rates, substantially higher than industry averages.

Extensive Industry Network

With a network cultivated through 140+ closed transactions, HGP maintains extensive industry relationships and a deep understanding of the buyer universe.

We were in the trenches together and we could not have done this deal without the HGP team! No lie, no exaggeration! Great partners but more importantly to me, they are friends for life!
HGP continues to be one of the most respected buy-side and sell-side advisors in HCIT. They are sharp, pragmatic, efficient and constructive in all phases throughout the deal process. Their healthcare specific expertise and experience in the space truly stand out, especially in the middle market where there is immense opportunity to create shareholder value.
I’m a better professional and person for the time I spent with HGP. Transactions are inherently stressful; doing it with a firm you trust and genuinely enjoy being around made the process so much easier. So proud to know and be associated with your team!

Careers at Healthcare Growth Partners

HGP is always open to meeting bright minded, entrepreneurial, team players who share a passion for delivering top-tier solutions for our clients and for the overall functionality and sustainability of health.

If the position you’re seeking is not currently posted, please feel free to reach out to introduce yourself because we recognize that the position we’re looking to fill may not exactly match the candidate we need to hire.

We strive for work-life balance and aim to create a culture that rewards efficiency and respects personal boundaries, with the philosophy that a career should enable rather than define a person.

Investment Banking Full-Time Analyst

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Healthcare Growth Partners is seeking a Full-Time Investment Banking Analyst for its Houston office.

As a boutique firm, HGP serves a select client base with a high-performance team. This role will provide the candidate with substantial client exposure, senior level attention and mentorship, and active participation in the firm’s engagements, as well as the opportunity to advance within the organization. Stylistically, we take a team-based, scrum management approach to everything we do, giving every member of the firm a feeling of ownership over the end work product. As such, candidates should be comfortable jumping between projects frequently and be quick to identify new opportunities to contribute when time allows. Culturally, HGP is the antithesis of the traditional image of an “investment bank”. We strive for work-life balance and aim to create a culture that rewards efficiency and respects personal boundaries, with the philosophy that a career should enable rather than define a person. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Information can be found at www.hgp.com.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Top academic credentials
  • Strong Excel and modeling skills
  • Strong presentation skills and an ability to build graphically-enhanced storylines
  • Ability to wear multiple hats and a willingness to roll up sleeves
  • Prior work experience, ideally in a financial or consulting capacity
  • Healthcare experience/interest a plus but not required

Job responsibilities include:

  • Serve on the transaction deal team for HGP advisory assignments
  • Support the preparation of company presentations & financial models
  • Perform industry research and support the development of research publications
  • Research and conduct due diligence of companies, investors, and market trends
  • Monitor and stay current on healthcare transaction, policy, and regulatory trends
  • Manage HGP’s CRM (Salesforce) and proprietary transaction databases

Laura Gama
Vice President
laura@hgp.com

Investment Banking Summer Analyst

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Healthcare Growth Partners is seeking a Part-Time Investment Banking Summer Intern for its Houston office.  HGP is an exceptionally experienced Investment Banking & Strategic Advisory firm exclusively focused on the transformational Health IT market. We unlock value for our clients through our Sell-Side M&A, Buy-Side M&A, Capital Advisory, and Pre-Transaction Growth Strategy services, functioning as exclusive advisor to over 140 digital health and health IT transactions representing over $5 billion in value since 2007.

HGP is a boutique firm that serves a select client base with a high-performance team.  This role will provide the candidate with substantial client exposure, senior level attention and mentorship, and active participation in the firm’s engagements. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Hours are flexible and HGP will work with the candidate to determine the optimal structure.

Stylistically, we take a team-based, scrum management approach to everything we do, giving every member of the firm a feeling of ownership over the end work product.   Culturally, HGP is the antithesis of the traditional image of an “investment bank”.  We strive for work-life balance and aim to create a culture that rewards efficiency and respects personal boundaries, with the philosophy that a career should enable rather than define a person.  Information can be found at www.hgp.com.

Please apply by sending your resume to laura@hgp.com.

Desired Qualifications

  1. Self-starter with an entrepreneurial mindset
  2. Top academic credentials
  3. Strong excel and modeling skills
  4. Strong presentation skills and an ability to build graphically-enhanced storylines
  5. Ability to wear multiple hats and a willingness to roll up sleeves
  6. Demonstrated interested in healthcare a plus but not required

Job responsibilities include:

  1. Serve on the transaction deal team for HGP advisory assignments
  2. Support the preparation of company presentations & financial models
  3. Perform industry research and support the development of research publications
  4. Research and conduct due diligence of companies, investors, and market trends
  5. Monitor and stay current on healthcare transaction, policy, and regulatory trends

Laura Gama
Vice President
2001 Kirby Dr, Suite 814 Houston, TX 77019
laura@hgp.com

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Alignment and Transparency

At HGP, we strongly align with our clients through our engagement design, client transparency, and our fundamental desire to do right by those who put their trust in us.

High Value Philosophy

The HGP philosophy is predicated on value not volume – we take on a select number of engagements with an unwavering commitment to our clients.

Long-Term Perspective

Balance of patience and persistence is shaped by client needs, not artificial deadlines – the interest of clients always comes first. 

Unmatched Market Knowledge

HGP’s research-based approach and deep understanding of market dynamics inform strategic decisions that unlock exceptional outcomes.

Execution Excellence

HGP’s intentional process design and expertise in navigating middle market Health IT transactions drives high success rates, substantially higher than industry averages.

Extensive Industry Network

With a network cultivated through 140+ closed transactions, HGP maintains extensive industry relationships and a deep understanding of the buyer universe.

Christopher McCord

CFA, Managing Director

chris@hgp.com

Christopher McCord serves as Managing Director at Healthcare Growth Partners. Since launching HGP in 2006, Chris has built HGP into the leading investment and merchant banking advisory firm serving the innovative and growth market of health informatics and services, having closed over $4 billion across over 140 health informatics, health IT services, and digital health transactions.

Chris holds an undergraduate degree with honors in engineering from Vanderbilt University, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He is Adjunct Faculty and previously served as Chair of the Advisory Council of the UT Health School of Biomedical Informatics. He currently serves on the Development Board at the University of Texas Health Science Center, previously on the Executive Committee, and as an advisor to the Texas Medical Center. He is an active mentor, director and investor to emerging companies and is a regular speaker and writer on the topic of health informatics.

Laura Gama

Director

laura@hgp.com

Laura Gama is a Director at Healthcare Growth Partners, where she serves on the transaction deal team for advisory assignments and supports HGP’s industry research. Prior to joining HGP, Laura worked within the assurance and audit advisory practice at Deloitte. Laura graduated with honors from Rice University with a major in Mathematical Economic Analysis. She also completed her Masters degree in Accounting from Rice University and is a licensed CPA. Laura is originally from Colombia, enjoys traveling, and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

Brooks McElveen

Director

brooks@hgp.com

Brooks McElveen is a Director at Healthcare Growth Partners, where he supports the sourcing and execution of HGP’s advisory transactions. Prior to HGP, Brooks served as Vice President at New Capital Partners, a middle-market private equity firm based in Birmingham, AL. While at NCP, Brooks was responsible for sourcing, evaluating and managing prospective investments across the healthcare IT and services verticals. He also provided strategic and M&A support to NCP’s portfolio companies. Brooks previously worked at Accounting, Economics and Appraisal Group (AEA Group) as a Senior Consultant, where served clients across the healthcare and insurance industries. Brooks earned an MS in Finance and a BA in Economics with a concentration in Finance from the University of Alabama.

Jake Kisch

Associate

jake@hgp.com

Jake Kisch is an Associate at Healthcare Growth Partners where he supports the execution of HGP’s advisory transactions and health IT industry research. Prior to HGP, Jake worked in the Healthcare Industry Group at Alvarez and Marsal where he supported the execution of transactions, post-merger integrations, and various strategic initiatives primarily for middle market private equity firms and their portfolio companies. Before Alvarez and Marsal, he worked in the Health Solutions Group at FTI Consulting where he focused on complex data analysis engagements often relating to ongoing disputes, litigation, and M&A for clients ranging from Fortune 10 companies to early stage ventures.

Jake earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree in Business Analytics and Data Science from The College of William & Mary. He is a Minnesota native that likes to travel and spend time with friends and family.