Ryan Polich

Vice President, Milwaukee/Chicago

Ryan brings more than a decade of executive search experience to Calibre One, where he leads search execution and client relationships along with supporting searches across the firm. He’s spent his entire career in recruiting, developing broad exposure to industries and functions and a style focused on excellent process and rigorous execution. He has domain experience includes searches in technology and financial services; functional experience with corporate leadership and government relations.

Prior to joining Calibre One, Ryan was a Partner with IQTalent Partners, where he led executive searches and directed complex recruiting initiatives for a wide variety of clients, including SaaS, consumer internet, and industrial technologies. Ryan joined IQTalent from CapitolWorks, a boutique executive search firm in Washington, DC, where he recruited political, communications, and public affairs professionals to influence technology, healthcare, pharma, finance, and other regulated industries. His clients included the nation’s leading lobbying firms, Fortune 500 companies, foreign multinationals, and celebrity-led advocacy organizations. Previous to CapitolWorks, Ryan was with Quellos Group LLC, a hedge fund and investment firm that served large institutions and substantial private clients around the world. Ryan got his start in recruiting at the Seattle, Washington office of Heidrick & Struggles where he was a member of the International Technology Practice during the peak of the dot-com boom.

Ryan earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Puget Sound and a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he studied International Relations. He is active in politics, loves travel, and spends his weekends on the bike trails and running paths of the Bay Area.

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