Meet Our Staff

Sally Bales
President
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Sally founded the Bales Company in 1977, a highly regarded search firm that has earned national and international recognition by focusing on all disciplines of the medical and biotechnology industries. She is a renowned recruiter and after years of experience, she remains on top of the medical recruiting profession.

Sally's accomplishments are vast and include:

  • Co-founded First Interview: the largest network of 350+ independently owned and operated recruiting firms
    • In 2010, the Bales Company was awarded the First Interview Milestone Award for $8 Million in Total Production. This is the first award of its kind
    • Since the formation of First Interview in 1977, the Bales Company has always been in the top 5% of recruiters every year
  • Member of the Pinnacle Society: the nation's premier consortium of top recruiters within the search industry
  • Co-founded SearchNet: a network of 50 executive search firms across the world
  • Listed in the Who's Who of Executive Search Consultants in 1990
  • Strathmore's Who's Who Registry of Business Leaders in 1995
  • Graduated from Jacksonville University with a B.A. in Liberal Arts

Ryan Harris
National Search Consultant
Email: rharris@balescompany.com
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Ryan has been with the Bales Company since 1999 and consistently holds the top position in recruiting sales. He specializes in the fields of Orthopedic, Spine, and Sports Medicine for over 15 years. Ryan has won multiple awards on the First Interview Network including; the First Interview Recruiter Award for his #3 and #4 ranking among 350 recruiting companies, and for placements exceeding $100,000. He has been the Top Recruiter year after year building Start Up Medical Device companies throughout the country. Before joining the Bales Company, Ryan was the Northeast Regional Manager for an insurance firm in Florida. He is the definition of an enterprising person that is translated directly into his efficiency and effectiveness in medical recruiting.


Bob Lynn
Director of Business Development
Email: blynn@balescompany.com

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Bob has been the Director of Business Development for The Bales Company since November 2011. Bob's first interaction with Sally Bales and The Bales Company began when he was a rookie Regional Manager at US Surgical Autosuture in it's early stages. Throughout his extensive and highly successful management career with other companies such as Spacelabs, Hitachi-Aloka Ultrasound, Cardiogenesis, and Sonosite he always relied upon The Bales Company for top-shelf sales candidates. Bob currently specializes in the capital equipment and medical device sectors placing the best-of-the best candidates in sales, clinical applications, and management roles. Bob is an avid outdoor sports enthusiast, loves living on the beach, and is a rabid Georgia Bulldogs fan.


Madisen Brooks
National Search Consultant
Email: mbrooks@balescompany.com
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Madisen has been part of the Bales Company Team since 2012. She genuinely enjoys working with innovative start-ups, large established companies, and new exciting technology to positively impact the medical industry. She has a passion for getting to know and understand the goals of our Clients and Candidates to assist them in the most efficient way possible. On the weekends Madisen and her son can usually be found on the pool deck cheering on her husband who is the Head Swim Coach at ABU. 


Kevin Spollen
National Search Consultant
Email: kspollen@balescompany.com
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Kevin has been with the Bales Company since 2004. Kevin has won multiple awards on the First Interview Network for exceeding $100,000 in split placements. Prior to medical recruiting, he served seven years in the U.S. Navy, and taught Special Education courses in Japan. He has a passion for recruiting, which is revealed by his sales numbers. His personality, intelligence, and drive are key indicators of his success. In Kevin's spare time, he is an avid golfer and is the committee chairman for the ALS Association's annual walk in Jacksonville.


Adam Silva
National Search Consultant
Email: asilva@balescompany.com
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Adam has been a part of The Bales Company team since 2013. He is an Eagle Scout and an avid outdoorsman. Adam has a passion for working with people and aims to enrich the lives of every individual that he has the pleasure of speaking with. Before recruiting, Adam worked in the risk management and hospitality industry. In his spare time, Adam enjoys playing Golf and giving back to the Boy Scouts of America by mentoring Jacksonville's youth.


Gian Bertozzi
National Search Consultant
Email: gbertozzi@balescompany.com
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With over eight years in medical recruiting and eleven years in the financial services sector working his way into financial planning, Gian is an accomplished and highly skilled recruiter. He maintains a passion for the life sciences arena working in the medical-surgical device and equipments markets as well as biotech. Helping companies with new medical technology they are looking to bring to market or are currently commercializing, is exciting and highly satisfying to Gian. "I am given the opportunity and responsibility to help someone move forward in their career in what I believe to be the top echelon of sales. It is something I thoroughly enjoy." While not at the office, he spends time with his wife and three sons and their activities. He has been married 16 years and enjoys sports and reading.


Beau Bales
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Elizabeth Bales
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Elizabeth Bales grew up in the recruiting industry. As the Bales Company’s Executive PR Manager, Liz partners with Clients and Candidates to carry out their communication goals. She also provides guidance and assistance to help manage the day to day operations of the Bales Company as it relates to corporate materials, event planning, and public relations. While not at the office Liz enjoys spending time with her 2 sons and making custom jewelry.

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