Michael A. Morell
“Mike was diligent, creative and committed to doing a great job. I recommend Mike and Riviera without reservations.”
Michael A. Morell
Michael is a Founding and Managing Partner of Riviera who brings with him 15 years of experience in recruiting, technology sales and management. Michael focuses exclusively on recruiting Executive Level talent in the area of Engineering and Product Management. He also has operational responsibility for Riviera’s fast growing Contingency Practice, which focuses on individual contributor level roles within engineering organizations
Prior to founding Riviera Partners, Michael spent 4 years as a Officer in the Air Force where he held several Software Project Manager and Program Manager roles. He worked on a number of NASA research missions and while with the GPS Program Office, he was responsible for the development of the Department ofDefense’s first joint service software simulation tool used to determine GPS navigation and its impact upon combat effectiveness. Michael was recognized for his efforts and has been published by the Military Operations Research Society.
Michael earned his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from The Ohio State University and later earned his Masters in Information Systems from USC. After graduation, Michael began his sales career working for Altera, LSI Logic and Lucent.
He and his wife, Dina, and their son Cesare Antonio reside in Noe Valley, San Francisco, CA. Michael is a Pilot, enjoys Fly-fishing, Cycling, Rugby, Formula One and College football.
“Thank you for your incredible partnership to KP and your invaluable support. I am very appreciative of your work and support. Looking forward to building some great ventures together.”
Juliet de Baubigny
Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Partners In Search & Recruiting
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.