October 11, 2012 – Riviera Partners, a provider recruiting services for the technology sector, has added Iva Messy as its new director of talent and Michael Ellison as product manager. Most recently, Ms. Messy was human resources manager at Stanford Management Company (SMC), the professional organization responsible for investing approximately $20 billion of endowment and other financial assets for Stanford University. Prior to joining Riviera Partners, Mr. Ellison played an instrumental role in the startups Class Metric and Opez and was a partner in Goodzuma, a crowdsourcing platform that promotes time-efficient collaboration among senior creative executives. Riviera Partners services the San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and New York regions.