Kimberley Rice

San Francisco
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Kimberley Rice is a Partner in Calibre One’s Healthcare and Life Science practice working from the San Francisco office. She has over 30 years of global executive search experience in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Australia, and Latin America. She focuses on Board/NED, Advisory, C-Level, and VP level assignments. She has placed CEOs, Managing Directors, COOs, CMOs, CSOs, CPOs, CIOs, CFOs, SVPs in Discovery, Clinical Research, Regulatory, Quality, Manufacturing, Commercial, and other functional areas over the years.

She serves clients ranging from VC and PE backed start-ups and turnarounds, to global companies.

She started her early work in biopharma, medical devices, at CROs, and CDMOs, across multiple therapeutics areas. In the past 5 years, she has also been heavily involved with innovators that converge with Healthcare and Life Sciences. That includes AI/Digital Tech, Health Tech, Carbon Transformation, Synthetic Biology, Sustainable Sciences, Wearables, SaMD, Bioelectronic Medicine, and difficult-to-find Executives and Board/NED, and Advisory members globally.

Prior to Calibre One, Kimberley was CEO of her own firm in Global Life Sciences for 11 years and sold that to a multinational search firm. She was recruited to start the US Division for a Global Life Sciences boutique firm that she built over a few years, and she has worked as a Global Partner for a couple of other sizeable firms in Healthcare and Life Sciences.

Kimberley has been conducting searches in diversity and inclusion my whole career with a desire to do her small part to effect meaningful change. That includes mentoring and contributing to STEM students from underserved communities. Clients call on her to bring them a diverse slate of C-level, VP level, and Board executives with experience to help them to discover new areas, gain product approval, go to market, go public, or forge relationships with bigger companies.

She lived on the East Coast for 25 years and currently resides in Northern California where she enjoys spending time with her husband and her adult son when he visits, along with the family dogs and cat. She also loves biking through Napa Valley.  She has lived in 4 countries on 3 continents and travels extensively for business and pleasure.