Tampa Innovator Named Top Staffing Leader in North America

TAMPA, Fla.--()--A Tampa business leader was just recognized as one of the most influential people shaping the workforce ecosystem across North America.

Tony Braswell, President and Founder of Gale Healthcare Solutions, made the 2023 Staffing 100 North America, an annual ranking of the top leaders driving growth and success in the staffing industry. The ranking is published by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), a global research and advisory firm focused on staffing and workforce solutions.

“I am humbled to be part of this elite group, and proud that our company, born right here in Tampa Bay, is helping to drive change in the healthcare industry,” said Tony Braswell, President and Founder of Gale Healthcare Solutions. “We launched Gale with the vision of using technology to connect healthcare providers and nursing professionals in real-time, so people get the care they deserve. Everyday, our technology makes a difference in the lives of people all across the country.”

Gale was first-to-market with a tech-based platform that disrupts the antiquated staffing agency model by allowing nursing professionals to work when and where they want. Healthcare providers post their staffing needs and nurses select the shifts they want in real-time. Gale’s game-changing platform also allows nursing staff to be paid within minutes after they finish work, another innovation that is bringing needed change to the traditional healthcare staffing industry.

“We are revolutionizing nursing by giving caregivers the freedom to choose their schedules and get paid quickly after they’re done. These options can help reduce stress, prevent burnout, and keep more nurses in the profession,” Braswell added.

In the past year, Gale opened a new headquarters in Tampa located near St. Joseph’s Hospital. The company now operates in 40 states with more than 60,000 W2 clinicians available for per diem staffing needs and a national network of nearly 250,000 clinicians that can be tapped for contract and permanent placement positions.

In 2022, Gale and Braswell received several prestigious awards. Braswell was named Florida’s Entrepreneur Of The Year by Ernst & Young LLP and Gale made the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing companies, as well as one of the Fastest-Growing US Staffing Firms by Staffing Industry Analysts. Gale also won a global Merit Award for healthcare technology, was named Tampa Bay’s top health-tech company by Tampa Bay Inno, and added technology leaders, Kan Kotecha from Google and Tulsi Dharmarajan from Wheel as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Product Officer respectively.


Karen Pinkston