Meet Our Team

Sam Avila

Samantha Avila

Vice President

Samantha brings extensive operating, business development and investing experience in the life science industry. Prior to joining Locust Walk Partners, Samantha was Director, Commercial Operations for Confluent Medical Technologies where she led Corporate Development, Commercial Operations and Marketing to drive strategic advantage and long-term revenue growth.

While at Medtronic, Samantha led the Latin America launch of a novel cardiovascular device therapy, tackling reimbursement, pricing, referral and sales channel issues in addition to developing regional KOLs. She gained investment experience across medical devices, biotech and diagnostics at Lighthouse Capital Partners, a venture debt firm providing growth capital to early stage companies. During her tenure, she co-sponsored more than $200M in investments. Samantha also formerly served as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG.

Samantha holds an MBA in Healthcare Management from The Wharton School and a BS in Accounting from the University of Oregon. She also serves on the screening committee of HealthTech Capital, an angel investing group focused on digital health.

She is a FINRA registered representative and holds her Series 79 and 63 licenses.