Steve Caliger | North America Technology Practice Leader

SAN FRANCISCO — Steve Caliger, a Director with the San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices of Stanton Chase, has been named North America Regional Practice Leader for the Technology Industry Practice Group.

The announcement was made by Paul Herrerias, Managing Director of the San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices.  Stanton Chase is a global, retained executive search firm with more than 70 offices in 45 countries.

“Steve has distinguished himself as a leader in our growing technology practice,” said Herrerias. “Our technology practice is one of the most well regarded in the area, and much of that recognition is the result of his work with companies in this sector. In addition to Steve’s work in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, he has also developed strong relationships with our worldwide offices, assisting them with identifying top-tier technology candidates.”

Caliger has a large network and understanding of career and business success, leadership, sales, marketing, development, operations, and finance.  He   has held leadership positions with technology leaders, including AT&T, Cisco Systems, and IBM, as well as startups and early stage companies.

“I look forward to working with our worldwide offices in this capacity,” said Caliger. “The technology sector is growing at a rapid pace, and with this growth comes the need for strong leaders who will guide our client companies.”

Caliger also works in the Stanton Chase Industrial and Supply Chain/Logistics/Transportation Practice Groups.

Tickets to Nascar Qualifiers on June 27, 2015

Are you a fan of supercharged race cars? Would you like to see them up close on the track?

I have 4 tickets available for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Nascar Sprint Cup Series on Saturday, June 27th. The qualifiers will take place at the Sonoma Raceway and the gates will open at 7am.

If you are interested in attending this event, you’re in luck! You can enter the raffle for a chance to win 4 tickets and take your family and friends to the raceway.

To enter the raffle, simply email me at with the subject line “Nascar” or leave a comment below with your name and email address. The drawing will take place on Friday, May 22nd, and the winners will be notified that same weekend.

Good luck to all contestants!

2015 Chairman’s Global Diversity Awards

Stanton Chase recently celebrated its 25th anniversary at its International Conference with the presentation of its Chairman’s Global Diversity Awards to three of its most distinguished clients.

The winners of these awards include:

  • Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), a premier broadcasting and media company
  • Novartis, an international healthcare solutions company that address the evolving needs of patients and societies, received the award for top global company
  • T. Rowe Price, a global investment management firm

Congratulations to all winners and candidates! I’m proud to be part of an organization that celebrates diversity and look forward to our continued success.


You are Invited: Reed Smith and BDO’s 6th Annual Securities and Capital Markets Conference

Stanton Chase’s CFO search consultant now author, trainer…

Samuel Dergel, author of “Guide to CFO Success” and frequent speaker on CFO careers, is also a Search Consultantant on our CFO/Financial Executives global search team. He also now teaches courses for aspiring and leading CFOs through Business Learning Institute (BLI). For his courses and bio:

February CEO Club meeting a success!

Carter Brown’s presentation on Strategy Refresh as a CEO was very well received!  Mr. Brown laid out the scenario from his recent CEO assignment, and challenged the audience to identify the various strategies considered and employed to maximize the company’s value and profitability.  The dialogue was energized..and the solutions were surprising.  We all learned valuable lessons in the process.

The introductions were, as always, educational and helpful.  We had a several new faces and backgrounds, as well as active attendees and CEO Club members who recommitting to attendance in 2014.

Be sure to calendar in March 11th, when Dean Karnazes (The “Fittest Man on the Planet!”) joins us to discuss his career switch from corporate business to famous ultra-marathoner, and similarities in what is required for success.  Dean is an athlete, best-selling author, business man, globally sought-after speaker, and lives in San Francisco.  He has run marathons on every continent, run literally across America, competed in the harshest deserts, and run 50 marathons in 50 days in 50 states.

We are blessed to have such great speakers, so please support them and see what you can learn in the process.

See you March 11th!

Paul Herrerias,

Founder, CEO Club of Marin.