Doubling Down on Technology Leadership. Doubling Down on New York

February 2019 | Will Hunsinger

We know what it takes to build breakthrough technology. We’ve watched the technology industry grow, evolve and become integral to virtually every successful company. We have placed some of the most talented and influential tech leaders of our era in today’s great companies.

The engineering, product and design leaders we work with are changing the world, one line of code at time.

Though the tech industry started in the Bay Area, it has created job and economic growth across the nation and the world.  It’s no surprise that the same entrepreneurial spirit that created Silicon Valley is behind the wave of digital transformation powering today’s most successful companies on both coasts.  Startups built on technology are being created every day in cities where tech talent, venture funding and ideas are prevalent. And, right now some of the industry’s most exciting growth is in New York.

Last fall, Amazon announced that it will add a second headquarters with 25,000 new jobs in the city.  Google is expanding its Hudson Square Campus and will double its staff there by 2022. New York is a hub for startups due to abundant venture funding and availability of top talent. Not only is New York home to important global companies, it is also home to over 7,000 startups in the consumer web, health tech, B2B, and fintech. In fact, New York-based startups raised more than $25 billion from venture capital firms last year.  

In recent years, we’ve built a vibrant technology recruiting practice in New York, placing critical leadership at companies such as Cadre, Oscar, Rent the Runway, Warby Parker, BlueVoyant, Citizen, Earnest Research, and theSkimm.  Today, we’re doubling our commitment to the market with the acquisition of Bamboo Talent, a highly specialized, talented team of recruiting professionals who are deeply embedded in New York’s technology community.

Founded in 2014, Bamboo has brought tech leadership to growing companies like ActionIQ, Beeswax, Bread Finance, Cadre, ClassPass, Datadog, Etsy, Frame.io, Glossier, Goldman Sachs, MongoDB, Namely, The New York Times, and TrialSpark. Our combined relationships with CEOs, CTOs, founders, venture capitalists and talent partners will accelerate our ability to match stand-out talent to top opportunities in New York.

We are very excited to welcome Will Potter, Glenn Murphy and Jon Peters to the Riviera family.  We look forward to placing more leaders that power the growth of technology on the East Coast, just as we have done out West. It’s an exciting time in tech, and we are just getting started.

Will Hunsinger is CEO of Riviera Partners