San Francisco (October 25, 2023) – Leading talent advisory firm DHR Global announces that Kimberley Rice has joined as Partner in the Life Science Practice Group based in the firm’s San Francisco office. She is also a member of the Healthcare Practice Group.
With more than 30 years of global search experience in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia Pacific, she serves clients ranging from VC and PE-backed startups and turnarounds to global companies. Rice is heavily involved with innovators that converge with healthcare, including AI/digital tech, health tech, carbon transformation, synthetic biology, sustainable sciences, SaMD, and bioelectric medicine.
“I am excited to rejoin DHR Global 11 years after being part of their team in the past,” said Rice. “I look forward to working with DHR colleagues that have been here for many years, along with rebounders like me, and colleagues that joined from companies I worked with more recently. DHR allows employees to leave with dignity and they are welcomed back. A nice change in the recruitment industry.”
Prior to joining DHR, Rice served as a Global Partner in the Life Science and Healthcare Practice at a transatlantic search boutique where she focused on Board/NED, advisory, C-level, and VP-level placements. In this role, she was responsible for placing CEO, Managing Director, COO, CMO, CSO, CPO, CIO, CFO, and SVP roles in a variety of functional areas, including discovery, clinical research, regulatory, quality, manufacturing, and commercial. Before that, Rice served as a Partner at various reputable executive search firms.
Rice started a search firm in 2019 that specialized in Board, C-level, and VP roles. Additionally, she founded a global life science retained search firm where she served as President and CEO that was later acquired by DHR Global in 2010. Rice stayed with DHR for two years to help build out the Life Science Practice.
Rice’s early education was at the University of Arizona, and she has taken numerous courses to further her education in life sciences. She will be receiving an AI in Healthcare certificate from Stanford University by the end of 2023.