Who We Are

The traditional investment banking model and our healthcare system both exhibit breakdowns with respect to alignment of interests between stakeholders.  At HGP, we solve for this by strongly aligning with our clients through our engagement design, client transparency, and our fundamental desire to do right by those who put their trust in us.

Meet the Team

Christopher McCord, CFA


Christopher McCord, CFA, Managing Director

Christopher McCord serves

as Managing Director at Healthcare Growth Partners. Since launching HGP in 2006, Christopher has built HGP into the leading investment and merchant banking advisory firm serving the innovative and growth market of health informatics, having closed over $4 billion across over 130 health informatics and digital health transactions. Prior to HGP, Christopher worked with Mercury Fund, an early stage venture capital fund, where he evaluated new investments and worked closely with portfolio companies on strategic and operational initiatives. Christopher previously worked at VMG Health, a strategic and financial advisor serving the healthcare providers sector, and KPMG, where he worked in the technology corporate finance group.

Christopher 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 Executive Committee of the Development Board at the University of Texas Health Science Center 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, CPA


Laura Gama, CPA, Vice President

Laura Gama is a Vice President 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


Brooks McElveen, Vice President

Brooks McElveen is a Vice President 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


Jake Kisch, Analyst

Jake Kisch is an Analyst at Healthcare Growth Partners where he supports the execution of HGP's advisory transactions and health IT industry research. He has deep experience in commercial healthcare with a focus on M&A. 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 performance improvement 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 a variety of 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.