Calibre One Expands With Four New Recruiters

May 1, 2017 – Executive search firm Calibre One has expanded with the additions of Ed Montoya, Pete McStravick, Ian Thomson and Anthony Cenzano.

Mr. Montoya joins the firm as a partner in Calibre One’s San Francisco office. He brings over a decade of CFO, investing/operating partner and C-level search experience across companies of all stages of growth and ownership structure. He joins from Spencer Stuart where he served in the firm’s financial officer, private equity and high technology practices. Prior to joining the search profession in 2005, Mr. Montoya advised technology clients as an M&A banker at Morgan Stanley.

Mr. McStravick joins as a partner in the firm’s newly opened Boston office as Calibre One continues to expand its U.S. East Coast presence. He was previously a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ Boston office and a member of the firm’s global technology & services practice. He has been conducting C-suite and VP-level searches on a national and international level since 2007. With a primary focus on marketing, product management and sales roles, Mr. McStravick’s search experience spans a variety of public and mid-size hardware, software and systems providers.

Mr. Thomson joins as a vice president in San Francisco and leads the firm’s media and entertainment recruiting activities. He was recently at DHR International in its global media & entertainment practice. His projects have included content distribution, content development and programming, business leaders (chief digital officer, chief financial officer), functional roles (accounting, operations, human resources, business and legal affairs), digital editorial strategy, and advertising sales — both digital and traditional.


Calibre One Launches Purpose-Driven Recruiting Practice
As part of a new initiative, Calibre One recently launched a ‘purpose-driven’ search practice led by partner Venesa Klein and backed by a team of specialists. The new practice area focuses on placing senior level executives in growing organizations seeking to create innovation with meaningful impact. This includes companies that focus on empowering employees and / or making positive social impact, such as benefit corporations, B-Corps, L3Cs and other purpose-driven companies as well as investment firms focused on this emerging sector.


Mr. Cenzano joins Calibre One as a vice president in its New York office. He joins the firm from Daversa Partners and brings more than seven years of executive search expertise. He has worked closely with entrepreneurs, investors and management teams within some of the largest and fastest growing internet companies and is known for recruiting C-site and VP level engineering, product and operational leaders.

“We are thrilled to have these four exceptional search practitioners on board as we go through our next phase of our growth whilst executing brilliantly for our clients,” said Dan Grosh, a managing partner in San Francisco. “Ed, Pete, Ian and Anthony are great ambassadors for our values and standards at Calibre One – we look forward to working with them over the coming years.”

An international recruiting boutique specializing in working with technology-centric businesses at all stages of development, Calibre One represents Fortune 1000 companies in their hunt for leadership, including companies such as AMEX, Flex, eBay, Expedia, NetSuite, TripAdvisor, Symantec, and Fiserv & Hearst. Within the technology sector, the firm is experiencing growth in the areas of healthcare IT, fintech and cloud computing.

Recent Growth

Calibre One has seen significant growth over the past several years and ranks as the 27th largest search firm in the Americas region, according to the latest statistics report soon to be released by Hunt Scanlon Media. The firm has secured more than 2,000 executives at the vice president, C-level and CEO stages of their careers, including for Fortune 100, mid-sized private equity and emerging growth companies. Tom Crawford also recently joined the firm as a partner in its San Francisco officeAnd the firm also added Douglas Gladstone and Ryan Polich as vice presidents in its San Francisco offices.

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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