About Us

Caliber Associates is a premier boutique firm comprised of a select group of highly experienced search professionals and biopharmaceutical executives focused exclusively in the life sciences sector. The firm’s leaders collectively bring 70+ years of industry knowledge and accomplishment.

Experience
Our track record of success encompasses partnerships with over 150 leading companies and completion of more than 700 searches. We have placed strategic leaders with broad therapeutic and functional reach.

Listening with deep understanding
We pay incredible attention to the details. We communicate frequently and thoroughly with our clients and candidates. Using our highly developed evaluation and assessment skills, we get the fit right. We pursue every search with a great sense of urgency.

Together with our clients, we achieve success. Caliber Associates finds the leaders who find the cures.

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Our Principals bring over seventy years combined life science executive search expertise. We have assembled a highly adept, energetic and client-centric team to support your critical leadership needs.

Solutions And Expertise

Caliber Associates is a premier boutique firm comprised of a select group of highly experienced search professionals and biopharmaceutical executives focused exclusively in the life sciences sector. The firm’s leaders collectively bring 70+ years of industry knowledge and accomplishment.

Solutions
  • Board Services
  • Executive Search
Industries
  • Biotechnology
  • Diagnostics
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceuticals
Functions
  • Board/Governance
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Clinical Research
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Manufacturing
  • Operations

News Briefings

Caliber Associates Places CEO for Valitor Inc.

San Diego, CA- based Caliber Associates recently placed Steven Lo as chief executive officer and board member for Valitor Inc., a biotechnology company founded to develop advanced, protein-based drugs.  The assignment was led by Steven P. Hochberg, the search firm’s founder and CEO. “Steve’s broad experience as a leader in biotech will contribute greatly to Valitor’s

Caliber Associates Places Executive Vice President of Research and Development for Aurinia Pharmaceuticals

San Diego, CA- based Caliber Associates recently placed Dr. Volker Knappertz as executive vice president of research and development of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. He will be responsible for leading the consolidated research and development function. “Volker has a strong track record of advancing biotechnology and medical innovation and is recognized for his leadership in creating diverse,

Caliber Associates Recruits Chief Scientific Officer for Atreca

San Diego, CA- based Caliber Associates recently placed Stephen Gould as the chief scientific officer of Atreca,  a clinical-stage biotechnology company. “Stephen is an exceptional scientific leader with particular experience in the development of weaponized antibody-based therapeutics, and we are excited to welcome him to the Atreca team,” said John Orwin, CEO of Atreca. “Our discovery platform has

Caliber Associates Recruits Chief Medical Officer for GentiBio

San Diego, CA- based Caliber Associates recently placed Dr. Neely Mozaffarian as the chief medical officer of GentiBio Inc. in Cambridge, MA. “Neely brings tremendous clinical leadership with great expertise in immunology and autoimmunity to the GentiBio team,” said Steve Hochberg, CEO of Caliber Associates. “Neely’s wealth of knowledge of inflammatory diseases and autoimmune disorders, combined with her

Press Releases

Caliber Associates Places Chief Scientific Officer at Atreca, Inc.

San Diego, CA- based Caliber Associates recently placed Stephen Gould, Ph.D. as the Chief Scientific Officer of Atreca, Inc. Atreca is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing novel therapeutics generated through a unique discovery platform based on interrogation of the active human immune response. “Stephen is an exceptional scientific leader with particular experience in

Caliber Associates Recently Places Dr. Neely Mozaffarian, M.D., Ph.D. as Chief Medical Officer of GentiBio, Inc.

San Diego, CA- based Caliber Associates recently placed Dr. Neely Mozaffarian, M.D., Ph.D. as the Chief Medical Officer of GentiBio, Inc. in Cambridge, MA. “Neely brings tremendous clinical leadership with great expertise in immunology and autoimmunity to the GentiBio team,” said Steve Hochberg, CEO of Caliber Associates. Bringing more than 25 years of clinical leadership experience in autoimmunity research,

Coherus BioSciences Appoints Theresa LaVallee, Ph.D., Chief Development Officer

(Dec. 2021) Recently, executive recruitment firm Caliber Associates placed Theresa LaVallee, Ph.D. as the Chief Development Officer at Coherus BioSciences (Nasdaq: CHRS) in Redwood City, Ca. Dr. LaVallee will serve as a member of the Company’s executive leadership team and oversee all regulatory matters and product development functions, reporting to Denny Lanfear, President and CEO of Coherus. “Theresa

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How New Workforce Models are Impacting Life Sciences Hiring

In this brand new episode of ‘Talent Talks,’ Hunt Scanlon Media host, Rob Adams, is joined by Steve Hochberg, CEO of Caliber Associates, a San Diego-based life sciences executive search specialist. In this episode, Mr. Hochberg shares the latest trends in the life sciences sector for both clients and candidates. He then dives deeper into the