Steven P. Hochberg, Founder and President

Steven Hochberg founded Caliber Associates in 1988 to meet the challenges of executive search in the pharmaceutical and burgeoning life sciences industries. He has personally completed more than 500 searches, representing major clients in biotechnology, global and specialty pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, medical devices and the pharmaceutical services industries. Steve has fulfilled key executive and board placements in every market segment, from biotechnology startups to private and publicly traded companies throughout the industry. His clients are among the world's top life science companies, including MedImmune, Genzyme, Elan, Cephalon, Sepracor, Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals, Isis Pharmaceuticals, Vical, Santarus, SkinMedica, Genoptix, Sanofi Aventis and AstraZeneca.


Caliber Associates is grounded in Steve's prior experience in management of staffing, compensation and human resource functions in research, manufacturing and corporate environments. He worked for Rorer Group, Inc., FMC Corporation and Shell Oil Company, where he led key aspects of human resource management and labor relations, including arbitration and negotiations for an 1800-employee oil refinery.


Steve earned an MS in Organizational Development from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BS from Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations.


Steve divides his time between Philadelphia and San Diego. Active in community and life sciences organizations, Steve has previously served within the Philadelphia Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, and he is a member of Pennsylvania BIO, Connect, RAPS, Drug Information Association, BIOCOM, and Biotechnology Industry Organization. He has played an active role in the BIO industry's HR Group.