Caliber Associates Celebrates 20 Years of Finding Strategic Leaders for the Life Sciences Industry

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San-Diego based biotech company Caliber Associates celebrates 20 years as a leader in the industry.

We have always focused on finding the right leaders who bring the intellect, achievement, integrity and experience necessary to drive a life sciences organization forward

For 20 years, Steven Hochberg and Caliber Associates have helped life sciences companies locally and nationally find that sometimes elusive, but invariably most essential, ingredient for success - true leaders.

"We have always focused on finding the right leaders who bring the intellect, achievement, integrity and experience necessary to drive a life sciences organization forward," said Hochberg, founder and president of Caliber Associates, a San Diego and Philadelphia based executive search firm exclusively serving the life sciences industry. The firm will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a gala October 26th, 2008 at Anthology in San Diego. The gala is being held during the BIOCOM Annual Investor Conference and BIO's 2008 Human Resources Conference, both in San Diego.

Hochberg said he believes the company's depth and breadth of industry knowledge and contacts has been a key reason for its success and longevity. "Our principals all come from the life sciences industry," he said. "Additionally, we've spent years studying the markets, companies, technologies, operating styles and cultures. We have lived and breathed only life science executive search for 20 years."

The result of this intensive focus, said Hochberg, is a real edge in matching the right senior executive to the right position in the right company. "We've built very solid relationships over the years. This gives us access to the key strategic players and entrance to top industry clients. Our depth of contacts and industry knowledge set us apart, Hochberg said.

Caliber serves clients in global and specialty pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, medical devices and pharmaceutical services industries. Hochberg describes Caliber as an executive search firm providing highly focused and results driven services for its life science clients. "We've intentionally remained a "boutique" firm that emphasizes quality and personalized service," he said. "We recognize that clients are entrusting us with key strategic business imperatives. We know they need a partner that can listen and understand their needs and effectively align those with a strategic search."

Hochberg, who has personally completed more than 500 searches, said Caliber's clients always work directly with one of the company's principals. "Our clients expect - and deserve - highly qualified people who have hands-on industry experience."

Hochberg describes Caliber's client base as "diverse" in size, stage of development and focus. "This has given us an in-depth understanding of the various components of the life science sector. We work with leading venture capitalists, senior management teams and boards of directors at private and publicly traded companies throughout the industry." he said.

Caliber provides search services on a retained basis, meaning that they are the client's exclusive representative in the marketplace. "We believe this partnership enables us to represent our clients in the most compelling fashion to the top talent in the industry.

Hochberg states the success of Caliber's business is all about developing and maintaining strong relationships. He said "We want to ensure we act with integrity and thoroughness, with total confidentiality in all we do." Through the years Caliber Associates developed strong relationships with some of the top life science companies globally. Clients have included MedImmune, Genzyme, Elan, Cephalon, Sepracor, Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals, Isis Pharmaceuticals, Vical, Santarus, SkinMedica, Genoptix, Sanofi Aventis and AstraZeneca.

About Caliber Associates
Caliber Associates is a premier executive search firm specializing exclusively in the life sciences industry. For more than 20 years, Caliber has focused on finding distinctive, intelligent and talented leaders who can drive life sciences organizations forward. With
offices in San Diego and Philadelphia, Caliber conducts nationwide searches for clients in biotechnology, global and specialty pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, medical devices and the pharmaceutical services industries.

For more information about Caliber, go to Caliber, or contact us at
1-858-551-7880 or Patti Judd at pjudd@juddesign.com

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