What We Do

At Alvarez Search, we believe strong leadership drives business success. We offer a focused suite of services for building world-class healthcare organizations, tailored to your needs.

Alvarez Search is your trusted growth partner in building world-class mission-driven healthcare organizations.

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Christel is a trusted partner who has been incredibly helpful to me in filling numerous executive roles at multiple companies. Hiring for some of the very nuanced roles in a healthcare business requires a deep understanding of the market and the players, something difficult to find in most recruiters. Christel is definitely a healthcare specialist, and what she does is part science and part art with a touch of magic on top. And she’s super efficient - one of the fastest at getting to great results there is. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Rob RebakForefront Telecare

Alvarez Search has helped us to effectively and successfully scale our business. They don’t just find qualified people, they have practical business experience and organizational development insights that pair very well with their search methodologies. Finding people is table stakes—finding the right people and the right fit can make all the difference—that is what they have delivered for us.

Dan D’OrazioSage Growth Partners

Christel knew what I needed in a job before I did. When she reached out to connect me with Sage, she was kind, professional, and motivating. This role has been the perfect fit, and I know I wouldn’t have landed here without her guidance!

Clara McLouthSage Growth Partners

Alvarez Search is exceptional in executive and professional talent acquisition. Christel and her team take the time to understand our business, our vision and our needs. Her deep knowledge of the health care, technology and business requirements allows us to quickly land on the right aspects for each particular search and hiring process – none are “cookie cutter” and require thoughtfulness and focus. She creates a framework for accountability for my team and me – crucial to successfully landing the right candidate. Alvarez delivers, and they stand behind their work. I have engaged Alvarez while running publicly traded companies and health care startups, and will continue to put the firm at the top of my list when engaging in critical talent searches. Christel and her team are the best.

Dave FrancisCEO Healthpilot
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Who We Help

At Alvarez Search, we’re at the forefront of healthcare’s digital revolution. Our clients are pioneering startups and dynamic growth companies focused in healthcare tech & services, biotech, life sciences, and AI. Our seasoned executive recruiting team excels in navigating the intricacies of the healthcare ecosystem, finding the top talent to build high-growth mission-driven organizations.  

Beyond talent acquisition, venture capital and private equity firms with investments in healthcare leverage our meticulous due diligence capabilities, ensuring their investments are rooted in clarity and insight. We deeply understand the unique challenges and boundless opportunities these industries hold, and are committed to partnering with visionary companies, delivering the strategic guidance and support they need to pioneer, excel, and lead in an increasingly complex and competitive arena.

Who We Are

At Alvarez Search, our mission is clear and unwavering: to help companies and their people thrive. Founded in 2022 by Christel Alvarez, our ethos revolves around fostering collaborative and trusting partnerships. We don’t just offer services; we build bridges, connecting with inspiring individuals and organizations that are crafting significant imprints in the healthcare landscape. Embodying a vibrant and mission-driven culture, we prioritize our employees, ensuring that they’re not only part of our journey but the very essence of it. 

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Our Team

At the heart of our operations is a formidable team that shares a unified goal – to sculpt the future of healthcare leadership. 

Christel Alvarez

CEO & Founder

Christel Alvarez, CEO and Founder: Christel’s commitment to healthcare stems from personal journeys, fueling a passion for health and well-being. Having successfully placed over 200 professionals, she stands out as a notable leader in the healthcare ecosystem. Prior to establishing her own firm, Christel honed her search acumen at Elevation Search Solutions, an executive recruiting firm in Nashville, TN. Her early professional endeavors, including co-managing her family’s enterprises, set the stage for her entrepreneurial spirit. She further expanded her repertoire with enterprise sales and consulting roles at industry powerhouses like Canon, Iron Mountain, and ADP. Christel is a proud graduate of Belmont University in Nashville, TN. 

Gracie Francis

Senior Associate

Bringing a dynamic approach to our strategies, Gracie steers research, recruiting, and business development efforts for the firm. She found her passion for recruiting shortly after entering the workforce and gravitated towards healthcare after completing an internship in 2020 Gracie joined Alvarez Search in 2022 to pursue her passion and to grow the firm alongside Christel Gracie graduated in 2020 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a BS in Communication.

Danica Elliott


As the leader of our Due Diligence and Executive Coaching services, Danica shapes strategies that enable insightful decisions and cultivate leadership growth throughout organizations. Her core expertise encompasses pre-investment due diligence, executive talent assessments, coaching initiatives, and post-acquisition Human Capital support. Previously, Danica played pivotal roles at Frazier Healthcare Partners, transitioned from Director of Human Capital to leading Human Capital for Frazier’s early-stage Life Sciences ventures. Earlier in her career, she ventured into management consulting and helmed a marketing consultancy dedicated to strategic growth solutions. Danica holds an MBA from the Darden School, University of Virginia, a BFA from SUNY New Paltz, and possesses multiple certifications in executive coaching and assessment methodologies.

Maggie Burrows

Executive Assistant

Integral to our operations, Maggie ensures exceptional service by facilitating seamless communication and organization. As an experienced executive assistant, she has supported startups, small businesses, and C-suite executives. She is originally from the Netherlands and holds a BS in Int’l Facilities Management and Business Administration from the Hanze University of Applied Sciences.

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Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We believe in a workplace where everyone is seen, heard, and valued. Our vibrant culture is a melting pot of varied perspectives, united by a common mission. Under Christel’s guidance, a strong proponent of diversity and inclusion, we continually strive to foster an environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and experiences is celebrated not only at Alvarez Search but also with the clients we serve. 

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