Sam Leno is an operating executive at Avista Capital Partners. Mr. Leno was retained by Avista Capital Partners in 2018. Mr. Leno is a strategic executive with more than 40 years of experience with complex multinational companies. He most recently held the positions of Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer at Boston Scientific. He previously served as Executive Vice President, Finance and Information Systems and Chief Financial Officer. He retired from Boston Scientific in December 2011. Prior to joining Boston Scientific, Mr. Leno served as Executive Vice President, Finance and Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer at Zimmer Holdings, Inc. and Chief Financial Officer positions at Arrow Electronics, Inc., Corporate Express, Inc. and Coram Healthcare. Previously, he held a variety of senior financial positions at Baxter International, Inc. and American Hospital Supply Corporation.
Mr. Leno served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy and is a Vietnam veteran. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Northern Illinois University and a Master of Business Administration from Roosevelt University. Mr. Leno currently serves as a Director of GCM Holding Corporation and Director and Audit Committee Chair of Lantheus Medical Imaging. Mr. Leno is the former Chairman of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee Chair of Zest Dental Solutions. He previously served on the Boards of Directors and the Audit Committees of Omnicare and TomoTherapy, Inc. and also served on the Board of Directors of Endotronix, Inc. He was previously a member of the Harvard Business School Healthcare Initiative Advisory Committee.