Ryan Polich

Partner, Milwaukee/Chicago

Ryan leads executive searches for public companies and investor-backed businesses in technology, industrial, and healthcare segments. Ryan works closely with his clients to deliver high quality insights, authentic representation, and a candidate experience that gives his clients the edge in recruiting the best technology leaders with enduring impact.

Based in the Milwaukee/Chicago area after years in San Francisco, Ryan focuses on executive searches for C-level executives and their direct reports in product, engineering, and sales. Along with a robust portfolio in enterprise SaaS and life sciences, he spearheads Calibre One’s efforts in Internet-of-things (IoT) and industrial technology, including searches for drones, autonomous vehicles, and oil & gas digital transformation.

He began his career in executive search with the International Technology Practice at Heidrick & Struggles International, then went on to join a boutique search firm specialized in lobbying/public affairs and another as Partner focused on senior technology searches. Ryan earned a master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a bachelor’s degree with honors in International Political Economy from the University of Puget Sound near Seattle.

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