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 Acquires WorthyWorks, Appoints COO

Fresh on the heels of securing $25 million in private equity financing, Riviera Partners, a recruitment provider specializing in C-level engineering, product and design leader placements, continues its recent expansion with the acquisition of New York-based tech and product leader specialist WorthyWorks and the addition of Ryan Giordano as chief operating officer. “We are in a

Riviera Partners Secures $25 Million in Private Equity Funding

Private equity concerns continue to pour money into executive search firms as demand for senior-level talent remains strong. Riviera Partners, a recruitment provider specializing in C-level engineering, product and design leader placements, has closed a minority investment of $25 million led by private equity firms Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors and ROCA Partners. The financing will be used to fund

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

Press Releases

Riviera Partners Closes 2018 with 50 Percent Growth

SAN FRANCISCO — March 20, 2019 – Riviera Partners, the leading retained search firm specializing in VP and C-level engineering, product and design leader placements, today summarized its 2018 performance with 50 percent growth, aggressive expansion in New York, and the appointment of four seasoned recruiters as partners. Riviera Partners is sought after by companies whose success depends

Riviera Partners Expands in New York, Acquires Bamboo Talent

SAN FRANCISCO – February 5, 2019 – Riviera Partners, the leader in retained search for engineering, product management and design leadership, today announced the acquisition of New York-based Bamboo Talent. Riviera Partners’ proprietary recruiting platform combined with Bamboo Talent’s vertical specialization and market-specific expertise will allow the combined entity to better serve an impressive, national

Atlanta Based Alpha Advisors Joins Forces With Riviera Partners

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 1, 2018 – Riviera Partners, recognized globally as the premier Executive Search firm for Engineering, Product and Design leadership talent announced today that Alpha Advisors and its founder, executive search veteran Jeff Campbell, have joined forces to drive Riviera’s continued expansion. Prior to joining Riviera, Campbell founded and built Alpha Advisors, a boutique search firm