Sam Brasch joined Kaiser Permanente Ventures as senior managing director. He has returned to lead the corporate venture fund’s activities after serving as a venture partner at New Leaf Venture Partners and as a senior advisor to Health Catalyst.
Sam’s health care industry experience spans more than two decades. During his tenure at Kaiser Permanente Ventures from 2011 to 2014, Sam led the group’s investments in iRhythm Technologies, Health Catalyst, and Nordic Consulting, and other companies. Earlier in his career, Sam was a vice president with Frazier Healthcare Partners, a Seattle-based venture capital firm, and a senior manager with Medtronic’s U.S. and European offices. Sam has also worked in multiple healthcare technology start-ups. He began his career as a management consultant with APM/CSC Healthcare.
Sam received his bachelor of arts in Public Policy from Stanford University and an MBA with a focus on Health Care Management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.