Clay Samford

Portfolio Manager


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Prior to joining Ovation Partners in April 2018, Clay spent four years with the investment team at PTV Healthcare Capital, a life science-focused venture capital firm in Austin.  In this role, Clay engaged in all aspects of venture capital investing, including sourcing investment opportunities, leading due diligence efforts, negotiating and structuring investment terms, and monitoring existing portfolio companies.  Clay was also responsible for portfolio company valuations and fund reporting across six funds.  Prior to joining PTV Healthcare Capital, Clay worked in the Assurance practice at Ernst & Young in Austin, where he focused on high-growth software, technology, industrial, and real estate clients. He also helped guide two clients through initial public offerings.  Clay attended The University of Texas at Austin, where he obtained his Bachelors of Business Administration, Masters in Professional Accounting, and a minor in Finance with honors.  Clay is a CPA license holder in the state of Texas.