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DescriptionExecutive Search Firm


Company HQ
185 Berry St.
Suite 2400
San Francisco, CA, 94107
Encino, USA
15821 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 550
Encino, CA, 91436


Chief Operating Officer
Managing Partner
Managing Partner
Chief Strategy Officer
Technical Recruiter


Riviera Partners

Riviera Partners is a global technology firm specializing in talent acquisition for the technology industry. The company provides clients with the right oputcomes, by combining recruiter interactions and experience with data-driven findings.

Riviera has created a unique approach for recruiting services that combines recruiters’ insight with its proprietary data system, the Riviera Index, to predict the best candidate match for its clients. The Index includes curated data (recruiter assessments), analytics and a scoring system based on a specific set of objective metrics. This data ensures every Riviera recruiter has shared intelligence from the entire company and its extended network, versus just an individual’s perspective.

Recognized by venture capitalists, tech companies and the media as a top recruiting services firm in the Bay Area, Riviera provides the reach and relationships of a large search organization with the feel of a specialized, boutique provider. Industry veterans Michael A. Morell and Ali Behnam founded the firm in 2002. For more information, visit

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Riviera Non-Executive Placements

Riviera Partners’ recruiters specialize in identifying engineering candidates to match a client’s unique culture, technology requirements and passions. Recruiters take pride in their ability to source and attract premier engineering talent and each team member is well versed in understanding new technologies and the personal needs of every candidate.

Riviera Premium Placement Program

For clients in need of rapid scaling, Riviera Partners offers a Premium recruiting solution to help employers quickly fulfill their hiring needs. Riviera provides a dedicated team and work closely with clients to establish a targeted a sourcing strategy and full recruiting process while still delivering a full candidate experience.

Riviera Retained Searches

Riviera Partners employs a progressive approach to executive search. We invest in technology and processes that expose rich data on the talent market, providing our clients with a critical advantage when competing for the most sought after candidates. Each search is meticulously planned and executed by a senior professional who is focused on recruiting within a single business function, thereby bringing deep and nuanced insights on the particular functional talent pool.


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