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.
Steven P. Hochberg
founder & CEO
Steve started Caliber Associates in 1988 and is recognized as one of the leading recruiters in the Life Science sector. Steve’s focus has been on recruiting CEOs, Board members, C-level and strategic teams for emerging Life Science companies and global biopharmaceutical companies. Steve has assembled a small team of highly experienced, results driven search professionals. Collectively they have contributed to the growth of more than 150 leading companies representing a track record of more than 700 searches completed.
Prior to his search career, Steve held strategic Human Resources roles with Rhône-Poulenc Rorer, FMC Corporation and Shell Oil Company. Steve has an M.S. in Organizational Development from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. from Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
Steve has been an active leader in community services and in Life Science organizations. He has previously served on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization, served as President of his Synagogue and served on numerous committees including Life Sciences Pennsylvania, CONNECT, RAPS, Biocom and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization.
Nancy L. Kelly
Nancy Kelly brings more than 25 years of experience in retained executive search. She is known for her extensive knowledge, passion and success in identifying current and future leaders in the life sciences industry. Nancy is celebrating five years with Caliber Associates and is responsible for leading and managing C-level and other strategic searches for a wide array of clients, including seed-stage companies, small to mid-size biotech, as well as large global pharmaceutical companies.
Over the course of her career, Nancy has been a dedicated member of the pharmaceutical and biotech practices of two global executive search firms. Nancy has recruited senior leadership positions and built management teams across Research and Development, Technical Operations, Commercial and General Management functions. She has also partnered with clients on numerous Board of Director searches and Talent Mapping assignments. As a result, she has cultivated an extensive network of relationships across the industry.
In addition to Nancy’s search leadership responsibilities, Nancy also manages Caliber Associates Operations and Research capabilities.
Nancy began her career in physician practice recruitment. She earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing/health administration and an MBA from La Salle University. She currently resides in the suburban Philadelphia.
Mike brings more than 20 years of experience in retained executive search. He has earned a reputation for outstanding care of candidates and clients. Mike possesses deep expertise in the life sciences sector, which he first gained by working at Caliber during the launch of his search career.
Prior to rejoining Caliber in 2018, he further enriched his background as a leader at two regional boutique retained search firms, primarily in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology practices. Mike has successfully completed numerous global assignments for senior executives in nearly every function (research and development, manufacturing and commercial) within the life science sector. Mike has experience working with and addressing the needs of development stage organizations, Fortune 250 companies and non-profits.
Mike began his career in secondary education. He holds a Master of Arts degree in History from The College of William and Mary and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Philosophy from St. Joseph's University. Mike currently resides in suburban Philadelphia.
Juliana Mozi has served as the Administrative Manager for Caliber Associates since 2000. Over the past 18 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, Rhône-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.