Steven P. Hochberg
Founder and President
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.
Lisa Lacasse, Principal
Lisa Lacasse is a seasoned recruitment professional with extensive experience in retained executive search and corporate environments. She is known as a dedicated business partner throughout the recruitment process, with in-depth recruiting within biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device and information technology industries. Lisa’s focus is on executive level professionals ranging from start-up biotechs to big pharma. Her prior experience includes a successful independent staffing consulting business with boutique life science retained search firms and corporate clients. She has a B.A. in Business Administration from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
Juliana Mozi, Administrative Manager
Juliana Mozi has served as the Administrative Manager for Caliber Associates since 2000. Over the past 15 years, Juliana has led Caliber Associates in the areas of Administration and Finance. Her responsibilities include handling logistics and communications with clients and candidates to ensure all aspects of the search process are smooth, efficient and effective. Working closely with clients and candidates, Juliana is committed to seamless teamwork and excellent client service. Prior to joining Caliber Associates, Juliana spent over 15 years working for a global pharmaceutical company, Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, supporting Human Resources for the R&D organization. During this period Juliana worked with the Senior Management Team and was actively involved in recruiting and staffing particularly focused on working with international executives. Additionally, Juliana was a team member of the Professional and Organizational Development Group.
Executive Assistant/Office Manager
Dominque Osburn, Executive Assistant/Office Manager
Prior to joining Caliber Associates, Dominique was employed by a New Zealand Crown entity providing support to a national financial subsidy group. Her previous experience includes eight years of advanced customer service in Human Resources at the University of California, San Diego. In this role, Dominique supported and/or managed generalist functions for multiple human resource divisions including staffing and employment, labor relations, conflict resolution, workers compensation, benefits and payroll. Dominique performs at a high level both independently and in team based environments. Dominique earned her B.A. from the University of California, San Diego.