Gale Richards

Gale Richards

Managing Director
San Francisco, CA

“Hiring game-changing talent is the best way to create value.”

Gale Richards has built and developed senior leadership teams for fast-growing medical technology companies for more than 25 years. As both a seasoned executive recruiter and an experienced sales and marketing leader in the healthcare space, Gale understands a company's DNA and adeptly identifies and places leaders that will help an organization grow and evolve.

As a partner at BioQuest since 2003, Gale has become a key advisor to CEOs, venture capitalist, and senior executives, as they search for high-impact talent to lead their companies. Gale's passion is finding those transformational leaders that can embrace challenges and develop a thriving company culture. Her search experience includes C-suite, board members and senior executives for every cross-functional role and her industry expertise includes: medical devices, healthcare IT, digital health and diagnostics.

Gale is a member and investor in Life Science Angels and is a featured speaker at industry events such as the UCSF Entrepreneurship Center and HealthTech Capital's annual conference, tackling topics such as leadership and building innovative teams. A true globe trotter, Gale can be found traveling around the world to experience new cultures and wonders with her family and friends.

Gale received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Texas Woman's University and practiced as a registered nurse in emergency and intensive care medicine.