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Angela Gillespie


Gawley Companies

Location: Scottsdale

Founded: 2015

Industry: Health & Wellness

Angela Gillespie is the chief executive officer of Gawley Companies, a skincare, aesthetics and plastic surgery provider based in Scottsdale. Under her guidance, Gawley Companies offers innovative aesthetic solutions and setting the standard for clinical excellence and client experience.

“MDSkin Lounge | MDSkin Bar is recognized for its luxurious setting and five-star experience that focuses on the longevity of skin health,” the company said. “We are a center that is focused around skincare treatments, injectables, rejuvenating laser treatments and the most current skin tightening and body contouring treatments performed by our unmatched team of licensed professionals.”

Gillespie’s career spans across the healthcare ecosystem, and she has developed leadership expertise in strategy, growth and operational performance. She joined Gawley Companies in the spring of 2022 and has since been instrumental in driving transformation and scale across the company’s brands, including MDSkin Lounge, MDSkin Bar, North Scottsdale Outpatient Surgery Center, and Gawley Plastic Surgery.

Gillespie recognizes the unique challenges in a post-COVID world and is dedicated to supporting her workforce and supporting their well-being. She believes when employees feel heard and invested in the company, they become the biggest champions of engagement, helping the company’s bottom line.

Gillespie is a sought-after speaker and influencer. She is a frequent speaker and published writer on the dynamics of women in leadership and the impact and value female leaders add to growing corporations. Her white paper on the role of gender diversity in corporate relevance, launched at SXSW, has been distributed to more than 30,000 healthcare leaders across the globe.

Gillespie has served on the Allergan Aesthetics Advisory Board, the Allergan Data Labs Advisory Board, the Healthcare Business Women’s Association Global Board, the University of Alabama Board of Visitors and the Northeast Minneapolis Art Association Board, where she worked closely with the executive director to preserve the work of local artists. She is also a mentor to women in the industry through MedTech Women and has been actively involved in the Women on Boards Project and served as a strategic advisor to FamilyWise.

“I don’t believe leadership is a rank or position to be attained; leadership to me is a service to be given,” Gillespie said. “I view my role as a catalyst that supports my team’s ability to come up with solves and breakthroughs. Being able to unlock people’s potential and exciting them to think bigger, differently and uniquely together has always led to some of the most inspirational work my teams have ever produced.”

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More than just a well-rounded professional, Angela is passionate about everything she does. In 2010, Angela married her passion for science with her culinary interests, taking a year-long sabbatical to attend the Le Cordon Bleu School in San Francisco to become a pastry chef. And, since 2005 she and her husband have been growing grapes in their vineyard in the Uco Valley of Argentina, producing and importing their own high-end Malbec under the name €œLa Pareja € to the U.S. market.


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