Calibre One Opens Office in Boston

January 31, 2023 – Executive search firm Calibre One has expanded with the opening of a new office in Boston. Molly A. Robb, who will head the location, has been added as partner specializing in the firm’s healthcare and life sciences practice and working closely with Christos Richards who leads the practice from the west coast.

“Between Molly and Christos’ top-notch skills and experience in placing healthcare and life sciences CEOs, C-suite and board professionals, we have truly created a bicoastal dream team,” said Tom Barnes, managing partner. “And Molly’s additional expertise in the healthcare investment sector will be instrumental in adding value to our already successful healthcare and life sciences practice.”

A 20-year executive recruiting professional, Ms. Robb has worked with leading venture capital and private equity firms in helping place board, CEO, and C-suite positions into life sciences organizations that compete in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical devices, diagnostics/tools, and digital health/healthtech. She serves clients ranging from early-stage, emerging growth, and public companies as well as private equity and venture capital funds making investments into companies focusing on innovation in oncology, Alzheimer’s disease, neurodegenerative diseases, rare diseases, and cell and gene therapy.

Ms. Robb was previously a managing director with BioQuest, part of the Diversified Search Group, working in both the life sciences sector recruiting senior-level operating leaders and as a member of the financial services practice where she recruited healthcare investors into public and private capital investment funds. Additionally, she has worked at Heidrick & Struggles in the healthcare private equity and venture capital practice and with Korn Ferry in its life sciences practice.

Ms. Robb is an avid supporter for the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF), a regular speaker and frequent webinar presenter on career management for the Wharton Healthcare Management Alumni Association, and has volunteered as a business mentor for C-Sweetener (part of HLTH Foundation), a mentoring organization that prepares women leaders for the healthcare C-suite.

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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.

Recent Addition

In October, Calibre One added Mr. 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.

Calibre One Expands Search Staff
Calibre One has named Jose Martinez as partner. Based in Chicago, he will combine 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. 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.”

Related: Calibre One Assists Equals Group with Non-Executive Director Search

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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