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TWCG Account Executives

Heidi Davis, Executive Account Director, Business Development

Heidi Davis brings 15 years of clinical research experience to Thievon-Wright Consulting Group.  She is responsible for coordinating the group’s marketing initiatives and developing business from emerging and established companies.  Her expertise lies in site operations and patient recruitment.

Prior to joining TWCG, Heidi worked closely with the late Dr. Dan Zimbroff at Pacific Clinical Research Medical Group.  As the clinic’s Director of Business Management and Development, she oversaw business development, study recruitment, contracts/budgets, human resources and management of PCRMG’s three clinics.

Heidi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University and minors in Business and Political Science.

Heidi is based in Southern California.

Susan Rice, Senior Account Director, Business Development

Susan Rice is responsible for identifying and developing new business opportunities for TWCG’s elite network of CNS research investigators.  Over the last decade, she has established strong alliances with decision makers at pharmaceutical companies and CROs, assisting them with all aspects of study start up, including site selection, protocol review and budgeting.

Prior to joining TWCG, Susan began her career in the banking industry and held various volunteer positions on executive boards in both academic and political arenas.

Susan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing and Management from Montclair State University.

Susan is based at TWCG headquarters in Watchung, New Jersey.

Jason Hovland, Account Director, Business Development

Jason Hovland is responsible for developing new business by analyzing market trends from various intelligence sources, as well as maintaining relationships with established clients. Jason manages, and contributes to, internally conducted protocol review processes for sponsors and CROs by compiling scientific and operational feedback from ERG’s portfolio and affiliate sites and facilitating necessary follow-up teleconferences and web meetings. Jason is also experienced with organizing scientific advisory board and/or expert PI meetings, coordinating country and study feasibility projects and developing early and late phase ballpark budgets for upcoming sponsor programs.

Prior to joining Thievon-Wright Consulting Group, Jason worked at New York-Presbyterian-Cornell Campus in the Department of Pharmacy in New York City while earning his Masters of Science degree in Pharmacology/ Toxicology from the Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy at Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY. He also served as Senior Research Assistant for an organic synthesis lab while earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry at Lehman College-City University of New York.

Jason splits his time between his home office in New York City and the company headquarters in New Jersey.

Sarah Kazmi, M.D., Senior Account Director, Clinical Liaison, Business Development

Sarah Kazmi, M.D. holds a Doctorate in Medicine from England and comes to ERG with almost 10 years of research experience in Phase I-IV clinical trials. Some of her previous work has been in indications such as Respiratory, Stroke, Diabetes and CNS. Before joining ERG Sarah held a number of Clinical Research positions of increasing responsibilities, most recently as the Director of the East Coast Unit for PRA Health Sciences. She had full P&L responsibilites along with ownership of all aspects of Clinical Operations. Sarah’s experience in managing single as well as multi- site trials, determining feasibility, reviewing protocols, and managing study start up activities will provide additional liaison support between our clinical operations team and Account Directors.

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Brian Targum, Senior Account Director

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Jerry Cruz, Director, Business Development Operations

Jerry Cruz works in Sales Support and is responsible for internal reporting and for management of the company’s sales database.  Jerry coordinates many of the activities and related communications between the sales team and the Site offices.

Prior to joining Thievon-Wright Consulting Group, Jerry worked at various Site and CRO companies in operations, marketing and business development.  Jerry held a similar position at CRI Lifetree, prior to the company’s acquisition by PRA Health Sciences.  At ICON Medical Imaging, Jerry developed a new service line for the CRO and Imaging Core Lab in the field of Oncology. Jerry earned his Bachelor of Arts at Georgetown University, majoring in Economics.

Jerry splits his time between his home office in Pennsylvania and the company headquarters in New Jersey.