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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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