Our Experts

Work with Industry Thought Leaders at Every Stage of Your Clinical Research Study

With so much at stake, you want the best minds focused on your clinical trial. ERG delivers, with teams of experts working on every facet.

Heidi Davis

Executive Account Director, Business Development

  • Long-standing expertise in clinical research, developing strategic, business development relationships and clinical site management
  • Previously Director, Business Management and Development, Pacific Clinical Research Medical Group
  • Worked at Thievon-Wright for many years and has been with ERG since its inception
  • Holds a degree from Arizona State University, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication (BA, Journalism)

Jason Hovland

Senior Account Director, Business Development

  • Industry veteran combining clinical research experience in business development and hospital pharmacy
  • Previously with the Department of Pharmacy, New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Worked at Thievon-Wright for many years and has been with ERG since its inception
  • Holds degrees from the College of Pharmacy at Long Island University (MS, Pharmacology and Toxicology) and Lehman College (BS, Chemistry)

Jerry Cruz

Senior Director, Business Development Operations

  • Deep industry expertise across pharmaceutical outsourcing, clinical operations, information management, finance, corporate development and business development
  • Has worked for industry-leading companies including Covance, BioClinica, ICON Clinical Research, PRAHS
  • Holds a degree from Georgetown University (BA, Economics)

Sarah Kazmi

Senior Account Director, Business Development

  • Experienced in leading both clinical operations and business development in clinical trial research
  • Previous experience at PRAH includes managing a Phase I unit and managing clinical research at Georgia Medical Center; St. Luke’s Episcopal, Baylor University; Hudson Valley Hospital
  • Holds degrees from St. Christopher’s College of Medicine (MBBS and a Medical Doctorate) and Iberoamericana University (BS)

Brian E. Targum

Senior Account Director, Business Development

  • Industry career includes procurement, consumer and procurement research and development, business development, patient recruitment, clinical trial operations, medical and regulatory affairs, and finance
  • Member of the Drug Information Association
  • Previous experience includes Johnson & Johnson, UBC, Covance, ICON, Crozer-Chester Medical Center
  • Holds degrees from Widener University (MBA, Health and Medical Services) and Boston University (BS, Business Administration and Marketing)

Matt Helbig

Senior Account Director, Business Development

  • Veteran of the clinical trial research industry with focus on marketing specialized research site services to a diverse client base
  • Identifies strategic opportunities that allow revenue generation, corporate growth and delivery of quality data
  • Won the PRAHS top sales award, 2013 EDS
  • Previously worked for Paragon Biomedical, Lifetree, CRI-Lifetree, PRAHS, Cogstate   
  • Holds a degree from Elon University (BS, Business Administration)

Maria Atella

Senior Account Director, Business Development

  • Long-standing experience in site management and business development
  • Served as a Clinical Rater (including being a Primary Rater) in over 200 clinical trials
  • Previously worked for the Atlanta Center for Medical Research
  • Holds degrees from University of West Georgia (MA, Psychology) and University of Kansas (BA, Psychology)