Patric Mercer, M.Ed.

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General Manager
Columbia, SC

Patric Mercer serves as the General Manager at Hart Clinical Consultants (HCC). Based in the Lexington, SC area, Patric’s primary focus is overseeing the relationships between Sales, Marketing, Operations, and Finance for HCC and managing company resources to ensure the highest quality customer service. Patric brings more than a decade of experience to this role.

Prior to being promoted to General Manager at HCC, Patric served as Manager of Business Development, where he was instrumental in growing HCC’s revenue. He was also successful in expanding HCC’s brand and image and for engaging key expertise to solidify the company’s web presence.

Prior to coming to HCC, Patric functioned as the Practice Administrator and Clinical Research Manager for SleepMed of South Carolina, with responsibility for day-to-day operations of SleepMed’s clinical facilities and all aspects of clinical trial operations. Patric was also previously the owner operator of Medical Research North Charleston, LLC, a clinical trial management organization. In addition to staff management, he was responsible for all aspects of clinical trial execution, demonstrating strong site performance including achieving the distinction of ranking 1st of 125 clinical sites in subject randomizations, enrollment, and retention for a challenging clinical study.

Patric’s early experience as a patient care coordinator for SleepManage included overseeing establishment of site locations for multiple sleep centers located in Columbia and Charleston, SC areas, maintaining professional relationships with family physician groups and specialists, developing marketing tools, and assisting with creative branding.

Patric earned an M. Ed. in Secondary Counselor Education from the University of South Carolina and a B.S.  in Marketing from Clemson University.