Gravitas Healthcare, LLC
Sam is the managing partner and founder of Gravitas Healthcare, LLC, an advisory firm entirely focused on the emerging medical technology industry, with transactions ranging from mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships and investments with the leading corporate consolidators in the industry.
Prior to founding Gravitas Healthcare, Sam spent over two decades in Wall Street with finance, investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, equity research and investment management experience in the medical device industry. Prior to Gravitas, Sam was Managing Director and led, with a team of senior people, their medical technology investment practice, responsible for building the franchise across all product categories, including M&A / Advisory, financing services and products. Before joining Cowen & Co., Sam spent over four years at The Galleon Group running the Galleon Healthcare Fund as a Senior Portfolio Manager. While at Galleon, he was responsible for all health care investments across all sectors, including pharmaceuticals / biotechnology, medical technology / hospital supplies, and all areas of healthcare services. Prior to Galleon, Sam was Global Head of Healthcare Investment Banking at ING Barings and prior to that, Senior Medical Technology Analyst and Head of Healthcare Equity Research at UBS. Mr. Navarro also held Senior Medical Technology equity research positions at Furman Selz Inc. and Needham & Company. Sam has also served or serves on the boards of Derma Sciences, Dextera Surgical, MicroTherapeutics, Jomed, Photomedex, Pixelux Entertainment, Strata Skin Sciences and others.
Sam received his MBA in Finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, A Master of Science in Engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
Sam lived in Greenwich, CT for 24 years and recently moved to Southlake, Texas with his family. Sam and Alexandra have two sons (Stonehill graduates ’12 and ’13) and two daughters.