We are deeply saddened to announce the untimely passing of our friend and colleague Fran Gale. As a co-founder, and past President of Device IQ (originally Gale Force Software Corporation), Fran left a lasting impact on this organization and the customers that we serve.
Fran started her career as a pharmaceutical sales representative, then public relations manager for Eli Lilly. Then, despite not having a technical degree, Fran spent more than 25 successful years in marketing and business development activities for a number of engineering services companies in Indiana. Fran retired from Device IQ in early 2014 to spend more time with her children and grandchildren.
Fran’s success was not due to her professional degrees or her ability to implement the latest trends in marketing strategies but instead was based on a sincere and deeply held belief in establishing true relationships with her customers and co-workers. Fran wanted to know who you were, what your interests were, who your family was and what interested them. That interest was not so that she could sell more but so that she could help you, in whatever way possible.
Fran’s positive impact on the business, philanthropic, and Catholic communities of Indianapolis is truly undeniable. She will be missed by all.