Cali Santa Maria

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Cali Santa Maria is partner in the Peru office, and a member of the Consumer, Retail and e-Commerce; Industrial; Life Sciences & Healthcare; and Professional Services practices. With more than 18 years’ experience in executive search, Cali has successfully performed numerous assignments in critical functional roles including general management, human resources, finance, marketing, sales, operations and board, attending local, regional and global clients in a wide spectrum of economic activities.

Prior to joining Caldwell Partners, Cali was partner at CTPartners, where she successfully performed leading searches for multinational regional and global companies. Previously, she held roles of increasing scope and responsibility at Heidrick & Struggles, where she performed as a project manager.

Before joining the executive search industry, Cali served as head of the exports department of Backus & Johnston Trading, an affiliate of one of the largest economic groups in Perú. Previously, she worked as an international commerce coordinator for International Traders, a local trading company; and as an imports assistant for the largest local retail supermarket chain, where she was responsible for the supply of all perishable products.

A Peruvian national, Cali holds a bachelor´s degree in business administration from Universidad de Piura. She has pursued post-graduate studies in finance and accounting with ESAN. Cali has been a featured speaker on talent management trends in conferences sponsored by different organizations such as IE, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias, OWIT, and the IT COMMON PERU. She is fluent in Portuguese, English, and Spanish.