Recognizing True Value Creators

Recognizing True Value Creators

There is a reason companies have to compete so hard for senior tech talent: the best tech talent creates the most value. We are often asked to search for the “perfect tech leader”. Someone who can lead the next big product development effort, lead a company’s digital...
Joining a Sleeper Tech Company

Joining a Sleeper Tech Company

It’s been quite an interesting few weeks.  I told friends and colleagues that I was joining Riviera Partners after working in ‘traditional’ tech startups and successful companies. People knew Riviera’s brand and reputation, but I still got a few quizzical looks about...
A Reflection and An Eye to the Future

A Reflection and An Eye to the Future

When we started Riviera Partners in 2002, we set out to build a company with a completely different approach to recruiting. Starting out, we made some key decisions that now, in hindsight, look pretty smart (but at the time we were sweating it).  From the beginning we...