SOURCE: Caliber Associates

October 15, 2008 18:23 ET

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

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - October 15, 2008) - 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 Oct. 26, 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."

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.

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."

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.

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