Michael A. Morell
“Michael cuts to the chase and gets business done. He was very responsive, getting me answers to questions, and coaching me on personalities and strategy to get what has turned out to be a fantastic job at an amazing company.”
Aster Data, Sr. Director, Product Marketing
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.
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Working at Riviera Partners
The team at Riviera Partners is a group of driven, entrepreneurially-minded individuals who enjoy prospering in a dynamic company culture. We value passion and fun as much as we do ingenuity and hard work. Above all else, Riviera Partners cares most about cultivating an environment where our team can flourish.
We are looking for individuals who can think outside of the box and challenge themselves to persevere when the going gets tough; building the next great startup is an immense task and requires dedication – we understand this and support each other through the entire process.
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Our core business revolves around the identification of premiere talent within the growing startup community. If you have the experience and skill set to make an immediate impact, we invite you to share your information with us.