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 Fills Senior Post for Sutro Biopharma

San Diego, CA- based Caliber Associates recently placed Werner Rubas as VP of preclinical development at Sutro Biopharma. The assignment was spearheaded by Steven Hochberg, the search firm’s founder and CEO, along with director of search Kate Rogers. “The collective expertise of our preclinical development team is a valued strength at Sutro as we focus on execution

Caliber Associates Recruits General Counsel for INOVIO Pharmaceuticals

San Diego, CA- based Caliber Associates recently placed Robert Crotty as the new executive vice president and general counsel of INOVIO Pharmaceuticals. Steve Hochberg, CEO and founder of Caliber Associates, led the assignment. “Rob brings significant industry experience leading the legal function of several successful biotech companies,” said Mr. Hochberg. Mr. Crotty joins INOVIO from Nabriva Therapeutics,

Competition for Talent Remains White Hot

The Labor Department reported that 348,000 Americans have filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020, when it was 256,000. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones expected to see weekly new claims fall to 365,000. It’s the fourth straight week the figure has declined. The previous

Caliber Associates Recruits CHRO for INOVIO Pharmaceuticals

San Diego, CA- based Caliber Associates recently placed former Allergan executive, Asli Gevgilili, as the new chief human resource officer (CHRO) of INOVIO Pharmaceuticals. Steve Hochberg, CEO and founder of Caliber Associates, led the assignment. “We believe Asli’s depth of expertise and experience will provide important focus to INOVIO’s growth strategy,” Mr. Hochberg said. Ms. Gevgilili brings

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Leadership in a Post-Covid World

In this brand new episode of ‘Talent Talks,’ Hunt Scanlon Media host Rob Adams is joined by Steve Hochberg, CEO of Caliber Associates. In this podcast, Mr. Hochberg discusses how COVID-19 has changed leadership expectations and shares how leaders can promote and sustain culture as employees return to the workplace. Listen now!