October 24, 2022 – Executive search firm Calibre One has appointed Christos Richards as partner, global head of healthcare and life sciences. Mr. Richards has been in executive search for 25 years dedicated to life sciences recruiting in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, devices, diagnostics, instrumentation, tools, services, genetics, genomics, proteomics, greentech, cleantech, environmental sciences, contract manufacturing, and contract research. He has led over 375 executive search and consulting projects, including more than 200 chief executive officer and non-executive board director placements, and CEO succession projects.
Mr. Richards served previously as a partner and founder of multiple boutique search firms; and for 15 years as partner/CEO with a national firm of five offices exclusively focused in life science C-suite recruiting, in all roles serving domestic and international clients. From 2011 to 2020, Mr. Richards served on the board of directors of Coherus BioSciences, a NASDAQ-traded commercial stage biosimilars company.
“I am delighted to share that I have joined Calibre One as partner, global head of healthcare and life sciences,” said Mr. Richards. “My excitement for the firm was heightened by its focus where technology intersects with life sciences, high-tech and fintech, and where digital transformation will speed research and development, improve clinical outcomes, and deliver value for patients, which is core to my mission in our sector. Moreover, the firm has established deep roots throughout the venture capital and private equity communities where I have spent the majority of my career. I’m thrilled to have this chance to leverage my 25 years in building boards and leadership teams for my clients.”
An international recruiting boutique specializing in working with technology-centric businesses at all stages of development, Calibre One’s client list includes AMEX, Flex, eBay, Expedia, NetSuite, Monster, TripAdvisor, Symantec, and Fiserv & Hearst. Established in 1999, the firm has offices in San Francisco, London, New York, and Singapore. Calibre One specializes in managing high-level executive searches for software, hardware, business services, communications, cleantech, and internet businesses. The firm also works with leading investors in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Israel.
Calibre One recently named Jose Martinez as partner. Based in Chicago, he combines his knowledge of manufacturing and advanced technology to assist companies that are embracing “the fourth industrial revolution” and building high performing digital teams, according to Calibre One. “We’re very pleased to welcome Jose and his forward-thinking expertise to our firm,” said Tom Barnes, managing partner. “Jose really has a keen grasp on how manufacturing and progressive technology can and should work together for companies to thrive and grow. He understands exactly what skills are needed at all levels of industrial manufacturing to launch new business models for enterprise while embracing innovation and digital transformation.”
Mr. Martinez previously served in several leadership roles for global management and technology consulting firms and was responsible for practice management and providing advisory services to Fortune 500 companies. He’s guided sizeable, cross-functional consulting teams in the design, planning and launch of leading-edge business solutions, and in the early stages of his career, he held various CIO positions. Mr. Martinez most recently served as managing partner at DHR Global, where he focused on identifying top executive talents across multiple industries with proven expertise and a successful track record in leading digital transformation and technology modernization across multiple geographies.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media