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Eric Fournet

Chief Financial Officer

Eric Fournet is the Chief Financial Officer of NextStage Clinical Research. With more than 25 years of healthcare services experience, Eric oversees all financial operations of the organization. Throughout his career, Eric has led the financial strategy of innovative healthcare services businesses in partnership with physicians.

Before joining NextStage Clinical Research, Eric served as Chief Financial Officer of Catalyst Health Group, Texas’ largest clinically integrated network of primary care providers supporting more than 1.5 million patients with over 900 providers and 300 office locations. Eric also served as Chief Financial Officer of Partners Surgical, an operator of multi-specialty spine and orthopedic focused ambulatory surgery centers. Eric served as Chief Financial Officer of National Cardiovascular Partners, a national operator of freestanding outpatient cardiac focused surgery centers. Earlier in his career, Eric served as Director of Corporate Strategy for US Oncology, a national operator of oncology physician practices and outpatient cancer centers.

Eric is a CPA and earned his B.B.A degree in Accounting from Texas A&M University and his M.B.A. from Rice University. Eric resides in San Antonio, TX with his wife and daughter.

"Patients deserve to have access to innovation! Our NCR worldwide team is committed to serving patients and physicians alike, providing solutions that deliver results through trust, transparency and dedication to those who need it most."

Ned Schwing
Co-Founder & Executive Chairman
NextStage Clinical Research

“I’m extremely excited to help collect data to advance medical treatments for future patients"

NextStage Clinical Research Patient

"NCR addresses an unmet need for busy physician practices like mine. We have a large practice, but do not have the resources to do meaningful clinical research to provide innovative solutions to patients across the Central Texas region."

Dr. Buck Cross
Managing Partner
Waco Cardiology Associates

"Next Stage clinical research has assembled an amazing team that has helped my patients and allowed me to collect accurate and valuable data."

Dr. Brian Chalkin
Orthopedic Surgeon
The Orthopaedic Center

“The study team has made the process simple and easy. I’d be glad to do this again"

NextStage Clinical Research Patient

"NextStage Clinical Research has engaged PIs who are not only world class surgeons, with very busy clinical practices, but they are best in class people who truly care. This is why you are different and this is why we will bring innovation to market faster."

Chief Medical Officer
Biotech Company

“Engaging in the study has helped in my recovery"

NextStage Clinical Research Patient