Calibre One Continues Impressive Growth Path with Two New Vice Presidents

Douglas Gladstone and Ryan Polich add additional financial technology, internet technology and IoT industry expertise to the company’s executive search capabilities.

Calibre One, a premiere global executive search firm specializing in building senior leadership teams within innovative areas of technology, today announces that it has hired two new vice presidents for its San Francisco offices, Douglas Gladstone and Ryan Polich. Calibre One has experienced significant growth over the past several years and secured more than 2000 executives at the Vice President, C-level and CEO stages of their careers including for Fortune 100, mid-sized private equity and emerging growth companies. The additions of Gladstone and Polich reflect this success and signal continued growth as they bring added depth in the areas of financial services (FinTech), internet technology and industrial industry expertise.

“Our selections of Douglas Gladstone and Ryan Polich were the results of extensive search efforts to find the right vice presidents to maintain our momentum as well as add significant insight and value to our U.S. search practice,” said Dan Grosh, Managing Partner of Calibre One. “They are both highly qualified, and we are happy they have chosen to join us.”

As a vice president, Douglas (Doug) Gladstone is responsible for cultivating relationships with existing Calibre One clients as well as new clients and candidates. He joined the company in February. Prior to joining Calibre One, Gladstone worked for several years as the managing director of DP Gladstone & Associates, his solutions-oriented consulting practice that provided advisory, procurement and compliance solutions to multi-national clients. Gladstone also was the chief financial officer (CFO) for America Online Music. He holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in finance from the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech. Gladstone is a member of Junior Achievement USA, and he supports Habitat for Humanity. He also is a sports enthusiast, professional poker player and former professional ballroom dancer. Gladstone lives in San Francisco.

As a vice president, Ryan Polich executes searches for Calibre One clients focusing on financial services technology, internet and industrial sectors. He joined the company in March. Prior to joining Calibre One, Polich was a partner at IQTalent where he led client relationships, executive searches, and recruiting teams for Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized technology companies, hedge funds and startups. He started his career at Heidrick and Struggles and spent eight years in Washington, D.C., recruiting lobbying and public affairs executives. Polich earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors in international political economy from the University of Puget Sound. He lives with his wife, Kristen, in Palo Alto, Calif.

Earlier this month, Calibre One announced news of its impressive growth in Asia and was listed at number 21 on the Hunt Scanlon List of Top 50 Recruiters in recognition of its overall 27 percent year-over-year growth and success in building senior management teams.

News Highlights              

Calibre One hired two executive-level professionals to add financial services, internet technology and industrial industry expertise to the company’s executive search capabilities:

  • Douglas Gladstone joins Calibre One as a vice president.
  • Ryan Polich joins Calibre One as a vice president.

About Calibre One

Founded in 1999 by some of the executive search profession’s most experienced recruiters, Calibre One is an executive search firm specializing in building senior management teams within innovative areas of technology. The company leaves no stone unturned in its search for the best executive leadership in the world. With offices across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, Calibre One strives to recruit the best leaders, regardless of location. For more information, please visit

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