Calibre One Takes on Higher Purpose with Launch of Purpose-Driven Practice

Executive search firm will deliver change-making executive leadership to growing organizations seeking to create innovation with meaningful impact.

Calibre One, the only boutique executive search firm with a truly global presence, today announced its Purpose-Driven Practice. The new practice area will focus on placing senior-level executives — VPs, C-level and board-level leaders — in growing organizations seeking to create innovation with meaningful impact. This includes companies that focus on empowering employees and/or making positive social impact such as benefit corporations, B-Corps, L3Cs and other purpose-driven companies as well as investment companies focused on this emerging sector. The new Purpose-Driven Practice will be led by Venesa Klein and backed by a team of dedicated specialists.

“A growing number of companies are looking beyond the traditional bottom line to incorporate a higher purpose into their success,” said Venesa Klein, partner at Calibre One. “We created our Purpose-Driven Practice on the principal that the pursuit of purpose can be as powerful as the pursuit of profit. In fact, ‘leading with purpose’ can create a new path toward economic success and build value across all stakeholders — clients, employees and communities.”

Deloitte’s Culture of Purpose study found that businesses with a strong sense of purpose are more confident about their growth prospects. These organizations also experience higher levels of confidence among key stakeholders and are investing more in initiatives that lead to long-term growth. The study also noted that respondents who say their organizations have a strong sense of purpose are much more optimistic about their ability to stay ahead of industry disruptions and to outperform their competition.

“While the prospects for purpose-driven companies are bright, finding the right people to excel in critical leadership roles is what truly drives success,” adds Klein. “Calibre One already has a proven track record of successfully building leadership teams for the world’s most innovative companies. Now, we are ready to work with purpose-focused companies to deliver great leaders with shared values that can make transformative contributions.”

Calibre One will take a comprehensive approach to ensure that its clients find the right executives with the right desire, personal values and skills to drive both positive financial and social impact. The company will look beyond traditional performance indicators through an extensive assessment process to ensure its search strategy is fully aligned with its client’s specific objectives, values and purpose.

As the only boutique search firm with a truly global presence, Calibre One remains nimble enough to provide very specialized, high-touch service along with an extensive network of global talent that extends to the highest echelon in many of the world’s leading firms. Furthermore, there are fewer “off-limits” candidates, resulting in a larger and deeper ecosystem of talent.


News Highlights              

  • Calibre One’s adds new Purpose-Driven Practice to serve the executive leadership needs of benefit corporations, B-Corps, L3Cs, other purpose-driven companies and investment companies focused on this sector.
  • Venesa Klein will lead Calibre One’s Purpose-Driven Practice.
  • The company will utilize a comprehensive assessment to find the right executives with the right desire, personal values and skills to drive both positive financial and social impact.


About Calibre One

Founded in 1999, Calibre One is an executive search firm that specializes in building senior management teams within innovative areas for technology-enabled companies of all sizes and stages of growth. 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 is the World’s only truly global specialist TMT boutique search firm. For more information, please visit

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