Investment Team

AUSTIN JAMES GAST

Associate

Mr. Gast is an Associate at Surge Private Equity. He is primarily responsible for evaluating, executing, and monitoring the Firm’s investments.

 

Prior to joining Surge, Mr. Gast was employed at Halle Capital Management, a private equity firm focused on business, consumer and healthcare services. While at Halle, Mr. Gast was primarily responsible for evaluating new platform investments and add-on acquisition opportunities for Halle.

 

Prior to joining Halle, Mr. Gast was employed at J.P. Morgan, where he worked in their investment banking division. While at J.P. Morgan, Mr. Gast was primarily responsible for originating & executing leveraged financing transactions for both LBOs and corporate M&A across the technology, media & telecommunications sectors.

 

Mr. Gast earned a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

 
Originally from Charlotte, he enjoys traveling, snowboarding, watching sports and is an avid fitness enthusiast.