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
Vice President

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.



Mark Sawyer
Executive in residence

Mark is an Executive-in-Residence with Caliber Associates, leading our activities in the Boston hub and offering an exceptional level of experience, expertise and executive gravitas.   

 Mark is an experienced Human Resources executive and leader.  He has lived and worked in the UK, Switzerland and is now based near Cambridge, MA.  He has led large teams and overseen strategic Human Resources delivery in over 30 countries across Europe, Asia and the Americas.  He has been a successful Human Resources partner to C-suite leaders in Drug Discovery, Drug Development, Global Functions and Marketing at Novartis.  Prior to Novartis, Mark performed various Human Resource roles during nine years at Shell International in London.

 Having partnered, hired and coached many preeminent scientific leaders, Mark is fully familiar with the qualities needed - technical, leadership and cultural - for executives to flourish.  

 Mark holds a post graduate degree in Human Resources, is an avid Chelsea supporter, enjoys running and lives happily with his family in Winchester, MA.



Juliana Mozi
Administrative Manager

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.