About Us

Founded in 2002, Riviera Partners is a leading retained executive search firm focused exclusively on product and technology executive leadership for the most innovative companies and visionary investors. Riviera brings an innovative approach to the industry, combining deep recruiting expertise, data driven insights and machine learning to identify and deliver the best C-suite and direct report executive talent across engineering, product and design to our clients.

Riviera delivers recruiting and advisory services to our clients globally through our unparalleled relationships, world class team, proven methodology and state of the art technology and data platform. Our platform enables Riviera to leverage its collective network, relationships and years of accumulated data-driven insights on behalf of our clients to create efficiency, ensure collaboration and provide full transparency throughout the search process.

Riviera partners with both private and public-sector clients, regardless size, stage of growth or industry segment. Specialization on the product development lifecycle differentiates Riviera – our executive search professionals bring unmatched domain expertise across engineering, product and design to deliver successful outcomes for our clients.

Based in San Francisco with offices in Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, New York and Bozeman, MT, Riviera has placed C-suite and direct report executives in all leading technology markets, including San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, New York, Boston, Chicago, Austin and Southern California.

Solutions And Expertise

Solutions
  • Advisory Services
  • Board Services
  • Data Analy./Mrkt. Intell.
  • Executive Search
  • On-Demand Recruiting
  • Recruitment Research
Industries
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Aerospace/Defense
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Biotechnology
  • Clean Tech./Sustain.
  • Cloud Based
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data & Analytics
  • Devices
  • Energy
  • Engineering & Archit.
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Hedge Funds
  • High Tech
  • Industrial
  • Internet
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Machine Learning
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Medical Devices
  • Mobile
  • Payments/Processes
  • Private Equity
  • Professional Services
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Supply Chain
  • Technology
  • Transportation
  • Travel, Hosp. & Leisure
  • Venture Capital
Functions
  • Data/Analytics
  • Information/Digital
  • Research & Develop.

News Briefings

Riviera Partners Adds Four New Partners in New York

Riviera Partners, a search firm specializing in C-level engineering, product and design leader placements, has announced an expansion in New York with the promotion of four recruiters as partners. In order to meet increasing market demands, the San Francisco-based recruiter promoted directors Isa Guardalabene, Jason Hann, Sandy Ma and Sophie Thomas. The move will support

Why Big Brand Job Candidates Aren’t Always the Best Fit

Professionals who have a big personal cache in an industry, or who have been working at a big branded company, do not always make the best candidates. Instead, professionals who have had relevant accomplishments, even at brands that are lesser known, can oftentimes be the better fit. “Early in a search, organizations will often target

Riviera Partners Acquires Bamboo Talent

Acquisitions continue to make big news in the executive search industry. Recently, San Francisco-headquartered Riviera Partners acquired New York-based technology-focused executive search firm Bamboo Talent. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Riviera Partners said that its proprietary recruiting platform combined with Bamboo Talent’s vertical specialization and market-specific expertise will allow the combined entity to better serve

Riviera Partners and Alpha Advisors Join Forces
Riviera Partners merges with Alpha Advisors

Search firms continue to join forces. The latest: San Francisco-headquartered Riviera Partners has merged with Alpha Advisors, a boutique search firm specializing in senior information technology and quantitative talent for financial services and technology clients. Its founder and executive search veteran Jeff Campbell has joined Riviera to drive continued expansion. He will lead Riviera Partners’ new Atlanta