Michael has 20 years of experience in executive search and technology sales. Prior to joining Riviera Partners, I founded and managed a technical search firm, Koa Networks, focused on VP Engineering, Director Engineering and Sr Software Engineer assignments for early stage venture backed technology companies in the Silicon Valley. I felt by choosing to focus on technology related search, I would be able to leverage my BS and MS in Engineering and Information Technology and help companies find individuals that are responsible for building game changing applications and services. I specialize in retained search for executive talent in the following areas – CTO/VP Engineering/CIO and CPO/VP Product Management. Currently open to Advisory roles in the area of Talent Acquisition and Organizational design for Start Ups. I began my business career in sales representing Altera, Fujitsu, LSI Logic and Lucent. I have a passion for technology and working with the smartest operators in the Valley.