Based in Southern California, Brigitte Frankel leads the firm’s Medical Technology Practice, inclusive of medical devices, diagnostics, life science tools and distribution. Brigitte leads recruiting assignments for CEOs, board members, and senior-level positions across a range of functions, including general management, commercial operations, research and development, and finance.
Scientific and business expertise
- Brigitte brings a combination of scientific and business expertise to her work. In more than 15 years at Spencer Stuart working with clients across the healthcare industry, Brigitte has led more than 700 searches. She also serves as leader of the firm’s West Coast operations.
- Previously, Brigitte was a management consultant with A.T. Kearney, assisting healthcare and high-tech clients on market entry strategy, strategies for maximizing business unit profitability, and valuation of intellectual property.
- She has 10 years of sales experience within healthcare, with both Agilent Technologies and Amersham Pharmacia, now a unit of Danaher.
- Brigitte began her career in academic research, investigating the mechanisms of proteolysis in mammalian systems.
Brigitte holds a master’s degree in biology from Harvard University, an M.B.A. from the Anderson School at UCLA and a bachelor’s degree in biological chemistry from Wellesley College.