Riviera Partners

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Ali Behnam

“I was very pleased with Ali for our VP of Engineering search. He get’s in the trenches and does the work and had ‘fresh’ inventory…
I would definitely recommend Ali and we will use him again for other execs as needed.”

Gary Swart,
oDesk, CEO

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Ali Behnam

Managing Partner

Prior to co-founding Riviera Partners, Ali co-founded and acted as EVP, Operations & Services at PeopleMover, a leading venture-backed developer of Internet based, Enterprise Workforce Management software for staffing, consulting, and professional services firms including CSC, Robert Half International, Modis and BEA Systems. PeopleMover was acquired by Opus360 (nasdaq OPUS) in 2000.

Prior to PeopleMover, Ali was the Director, Operations for a $120 million international apparel company. Ali’s responsibilities included recruiting and setting the strategic initiatives for the technology and distribution teams. Major initiatives included automating the distribution and manufacturing operations as well as packaging the company for its eventual acquisition in 1999 by Kellwood International.

Ali began his career in professional services for ten years at Andersen Consulting and KPMG Peat Marwick. As a Sr. Manager with KPMG’s Strategic Services Consulting Practice, Ali worked with the leading technology and electronic components manufacturers in Southern California.

Ali is a graduate of the University of California at Irvine with a BA in Economics. In his free time, he enjoys rugby, cycling, swimming and traveling. He and his wife and their two children currently reside in San Francisco, CA.

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“After recruiting engineering teams across multiple start-ups for over ten years, my assessment is that Riviera’s team had the highest hit rate for identifying qualified candidates of all of the recruiters I’ve ever used. I recommend them highly…especially for start-ups.”
Lance Tokuda
CEO, RockYou

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Our Vision & Purpose:
Delivering the best service and experience – helping people and companies reach their full potential

Riviera Partners is a leading provider for technical search and recruiting services. We have developed a unique approach to search which has been recognized by investors and a wide range of technology clients as the new industry standard. Our recruiting solutions embody unique blends of targeted focus, personal relationships and industry knowledge to deliver game-changing search results.

What We Do:
Provide the highest quality service and search experience available in the marketplace

We take special interest in helping all of our customers succeed. Through high-touch management practices and proven search and recruiting methodologies, we skillfully connect great companies with great talent inciting growth and global impact. Our customer-first philosophy ensures that every client and candidate interaction is backed by world-class service.

Who We Are:
Trusted partners to the technology world’s leading investors and companies

We are a passionate team that has a deep appreciation for new technologies and innovative ideas. Our team of search professionals possesses specialized knowledge of and experience within specific segments of the technology marketplace. Together, we work collaboratively to assess skills, personalities and cultural best-fits to ensure the right talent fills every search.

Our Area of Expertise:
Sharp focus on  emerging growth companies and technology markets

Since inception, we have been focused upon building technology teams for emerging growth companies. We leverage our understanding of industry trends and insider relationships to develop a unique perspective of the market. With our clients positioned at the forefront of the technology marketplace, they look to us for insight and search leadership.