Craig D. Frances joined Summit Partners in 2003. Prior to Summit, he was founder and manager of three successful companies. Craig was also the Chief Medical Resident at the University of California, San Francisco. Based in Summit’s Menlo Park office, Craig is active in the firm’s investment activities in North America, Europe and Asia, and focuses primarily on the healthcare & life sciences sector. During his ten years with Summit Partners, Craig has served as a director of CareCentrix, HealthCare Partners (merged with DaVita, NYSE: DVA), National Veterinary Associates, Physicians Formula Holdings (NASDAQ: FACE) and Solutionreach. Craig holds a BA in psychology, with Honors, from Cornell University and an MD from Cornell University Medical College, where he was Valedictorian and received the Paul Sherlock Prize, a peer-voted award for exceptional integrity and compassion in patient care. He is the creator of the Saint-Frances Series, medical books that are used extensively in academic centers across the United States.
Craig has numerous publications in leading journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, and has collaborated with many national healthcare leaders. He also serves as an officer and director of the Healthcare Private Equity Association (HCPEA) and as an advisor to the Cornell University Trustees Investment Committee regarding private equity.