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Craig Frances

M.D. , B.A.

Managing Director
Summit Partners (Palo Alto, CA)


Dr. Craig D. Frances serves as a Managing Director of Summit Partners. Dr. Frances joined Summit Partners in March 24, 2003 and previously served as its Principal. He served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of The .tv Corporation International. Prior to joining Summit Partners, Dr. Frances was a consultant with Strand Ventures, LLC from January 2002 to March 2003. He served as Managing Director of idealab. He Co-founded, Inc. in 1998 and served as its Vice President. He was the Founder and Manager of three successful companies and was employed at Expert Consensus Guidelines LLC. He serves as a Member of the Advisory Board of Revenue Cycle Solutions, Inc. During his nine years with Summit Partners, Dr. Frances has served and continues as a Director of CareCentrix, Inc.; Solutionreach, NVA Holdings, Inc. and HealthCare Partners, National Veterinary Associates. He has been a Director of National Veterinary Associates, Inc. since April 19, 2007. He served as a Director of Physicians Formula Holdings Inc. from November 2003 to January 2008. Dr. Frances has also served as the Chief Medical Resident at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Frances is the creator of the Saint-Frances Series medical books and has numerous publications in leading journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine. He is also the as an officer and director of the Healthcare Private Equity Association (HCPEA). He has also collaborated with many national healthcare leaders.


Mr. Frances holds a Psychology degree, with honors, from Cornell University and an M.D. from the Cornell University Medical College, valedictorian and Paul Sherlock Prize recipient.