Riviera Partners Expands Search Staff

November 30, 2016 – Executive search firm Riviera Partners has expanded its search staff with the addition of Jason Hann as its newest director. A recruiting industry veteran, Mr. Hann most recently served as chief executive officer of VonChurch, a global recruiting firm specializing in the digital entertainment industry. Prior to that, he held senior positions at Panoramic Solutions (now Genuent) and K2 Partnering Solutions. He was also the founder of Premier Tech Partners.

“Jason has been in this business for more than 20 years and his network and approach to hiring are keenly aligned with the Riviera model,” said Will Hunsinger, Riviera’s chief operating officer. “In addition to his many years of recruiting experience at the highest level, he also brings the unique perspective of having been a startup founder, insight that is particularly valuable to the Riviera client.”

“My hiring philosophy is simple: identify the right combination of qualified, motivated and talented people, and give them the tools and inspiration they need to achieve a common goal,” said Mr. Hann. “Riviera’s data-driven approach to this matching process, combined with the personal touch they apply to every client and candidate interaction, is something I believe strongly is the way of the future for the hiring industry.”

Taking a Platform to a New Level

Headquartered in San Francisco, Riviera Partners is a global recruiting firm specializing in the technology industry. The firm provides clients with optimal placements by combining recruiter interactions and experience with data-driven findings about candidates. It has additional offices in Palo Alto, Los Angeles and New York. The firm has recruited for key executive roles at Pinterest, Postmates, Tinder, Twilio and partnered with venture-backed concerns, including Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia, Benchmark, Accel, Menlo Ventures, KPCB, Greylock and General Catalyst.

In August, Riviera Partners added Mr. Hunsinger as its COO. He was previously digital practice director for private equity fund TPG Growth, the growth platform of TPG Capital. Prior to TPG, he was chairman, CEO and co-founder of SportsStream (acquired by Facebook), served as CEO and president of Vulcan Ventures-backed Evri and also served as entrepreneur in residence for the Seattle-based, consumer-focused venture capital firm, Maveron.

“Will’s vision for how technology will change recruiting matches ours, and his proven accomplishments for growing companies is exactly what Riviera needs as we look to take our talent platform to the next level,” said Ali Behnam, managing partner at Riviera.

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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