GuideStar, ClinEdge and BTC Network Hire Clinical Research Industry Leader, Sean Walsh

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Jun 06, 2018

GuideStar, ClinEdge and BTC Network Hire Clinical Research Industry Leader, Sean Walsh

Posted By:GuideStar Staff     /     Under: Press Releases


NEW ORLEANS, June 6, 2018 – Guidestar Research, ClinEdge and BTC Network are pleased to announce the hire of clinical research industry leader, Sean Walsh, MBA, ACHE, as Director of Site Development.

In his new position, Sean will execute a wide range of duties across all three companies, including business and site development. He will also be taking a leadership role within the GuideStar and BTC Network Comprehensive Site Evaluation and Implementation (CSEI) divisions by using his experience to consult with hospitals and health systems to optimize all aspects of clinical research within the site.

“Joining the team at GuideStar, ClinEdge and BTC Network is an exciting opportunity to positively impact the lives of patients and families on a global scale,” stated Sean Walsh. “Our overarching goal is to continuously increase efforts to bring new treatment options to future generations faster, cheaper and safer than ever before by creating pathways to health innovation at all levels, from the clinical practice to health systems to academic medical centers.”

"Sean is a natural fit for the continued growth of all three of our companies, and we are thrilled to bring his significant experience to the team," comments Scott Palmese, Vice President of Site Operations for GuideStar, ClinEdge and BTC Network.  "His unique expertise will be exceedingly valuable as we continue to help many of our site clients grow their research programs."

Sean brings more than 20 years of medical management experience to his new role and has a key interest in strategic design and implementation of clinical research sites. Most recently, he served as Site Director for Raleigh Neurology Associates where he supervised as many as 100 clinical research studies at once, leading Raleigh Neurology to become one of the largest and most respected sites in the United States.

Prior to his time at Raleigh Neurology, Sean oversaw operations at Rex Hematology/Oncology Associates of Raleigh. He has served as an Operational Chief for multi-specialty medical centers and health systems and has vast experience integrating clinical research operations into medical practices. Sean has led an award winning clinical research site to 13 drug approvals among his many other achievements in this industry. Sean also served in the United States Air Force for 15 years where, among other responsibilities, he was Practice Manager and Business Administrator for seven primary care outpatient clinics serving more than 300,000 eligible beneficiaries.


GuideStar Research

GuideStar works with hospitals, health systems and physician practices around the country to build and support clinical research programs. From helping organizations incorporate a clinical trial strategy to providing management guidance and support, our service delivery is based on operational and financial best practices to ensure optimal results for research programs. For more information, please visit


BTC Network

BTC Network is an organization dedicated to streamlining the entire clinical trial process. BTC’s integrated network of research sites takes advantage of centralized services including pipeline management, financial operations, regulatory assistance, and patient recruitment. BTC works with sites and sponsors alike to make the conduct of clinical trials more efficient and cost-effective. For more information, please visit



ClinEdge is a full-service business development, marketing, and patient recruitment firm dedicated to the success of clinical trials. The company’s two divisions, ClinEdge Engage, a leader in patient recruitment and retention, and ClinEdge Network, a network of high-performing investigational facilities across three continents, cultivate and maintain strong relationships with the world’s leading research facilities, pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations (CROs). For more information, please visit



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