Press Release | February 21, 2023

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 Wheelas Chief Technology Officer and Chief Product Officer respectively. 

About Gale

Gale Healthcare Solutions is a leading technology-enabled platform that provides per diem, contract, and permanent staff in post-acute and acute healthcare settings. Designed to address the national nursing shortage, the mobile and web-based Gale app connects nursing professionals directly to healthcare providers in need of clinical staff, and provides caregivers with daily pay. Gale workforce management solutions include recruiting, credentialing, scheduling, time and attendance, communications, and pay. Based in Tampa, Gale offers a national clinical workforce of more than 60,000 clinicians and serves clients in 40 states. Gale also offers software licensing to other companies that serve the healthcare industry. For more information, please visit and follow the company on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

About Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)

Founded in 1989, SIA is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. Our proprietary research covers all categories of employed and non-employed work including temporary staffing, independent contracting and other types of contingent labor. SIA’s independent and objective analysis provides insights into the services and suppliers operating in the workforce solutions ecosystem including staffing firms, managed service providers, recruitment process outsourcers, payrolling/compliance firms and talent acquisition technology specialists such as vendor management systems, online staffing platforms, crowdsourcing and online work services. We also provide training and accreditation with our unique Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) program.

Known for our award-winning content, data, support tools, publications, executive conferences and events, we help both suppliers and buyers of workforce solutions make better-informed decisions that improve business results and minimize risk. As a division of the international business media company, Crain Communications Inc., SIA is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in London, England.

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