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.

Achievements

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 Appoints Chief People Officer

San Francisco-based Riviera Partners, a recruitment provider specializing in C-level engineering, product, and design leader placements, has named Decio Mendes as its chief people officer. “Mendes’ enthusiasm for people, expertise in organizational development, and ability to instill a positive culture is a key part of Riviera’s growth,” said Will Hunsinger, CEO at Riviera Partners. “As we continue to

Hunt Scanlon Looks Back at a Whirlwind Year in Executive Recruiting

Like every year, there were searches that caught the entire recruitment industry’s eye, and left competitors a bit envious that they had not won the assignment. Our story about TurnkeyZRG’s placement of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, nearing the end of his last term in office, as the new head of the National Collegiate Athletic Association

Riviera Partners Receives Investment from Insight Partners

San Francisco-based Riviera Partners, a recruitment provider specializing in C-level engineering, product and design leader placements, has received an investment from global software investor Insight Partners. Privately backed since 2019, this investment allows Rivera Partners to forge additional opportunities for its recruiters and employees to scale into new markets and geographies. Riviera Partners will continue to

Riviera Partners Recruits Chief Product Officer for Versapay

Today’s chief product officer is responsible for all product-related matters, and the role is growing in demand, according to executive recruiters who place them. The position typically includes product conception and development, production, innovation, and project and product management. In many IT/ telecommunications companies, the position includes release management and production. Chief product officers generally work on

Press Releases

Riviera Partners Raises $25 Million in Growth Capital

SAN FRANCISCO — June 4, 2019 – Riviera Partners, a  leading retained search firm specializing in placements of executive leadership in engineering, product and design talent, today announced that it has closed a minority investment of $25 million led by the growth equity teams at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors and ROCA Partners. The financing will be used to fund

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

Multimedia

Finding the Right Technology Visionary to Lead Your Digital Transformation

In this brand new episode of ‘Talent Talks,’ we are joined alongside Iain Grant, senior partner of Riviera Partners. In this exclusive podcast, Mr. Grant examines how to recruit the most fit executive to lead a digital transformation. Financial services, real estate, and healthcare are all industries ripe for the next wave of digital transformation