We Are Where Innovation Happens
Launching our European Presence
Throughout our 20 years of experience delivering talent in the US, we’ve continually been asked to conduct searches abroad (and we have done a bunch of great ones). Now, the client demand is so strong it is the right time for us to make the investment and launch our official presence in Europe with established recruiters like top partner, Glenn Murphy and newly hired Director, James Hutchison. While our European office might be new, we are no strangers to the market having secured talent for some of Europe’s fastest growing tech companies.
The Company We Keep
We’ve been lucky enough to work with valuable tech companies at important inflection points. Emerging companies partner with us at critical points in their evolution. Large companies partner with us to land talent that can drive digital transformation. We can already count a growing number of Europe's most exciting companies as its clients, including Bumble's international operations and Paris-based Sorare:
Ahead of a funding round making it the 10th French unicorn of 2021, our client required a world-class, locally-based Engineering leader to scale its Paris-based team from 8 to over 100.
Drawing upon its proprietary candidate data and network in the region, Riviera connected with Sorare’s top candidate within 11 days of kickoff. Through a thoughtful recruitment process involving major stakeholders, we were able to secure a world-class executive with the perfect blend of experience, professional goals and ahead of our aggressive timeline.
Following its 2021 IPO, our client required a world-class Product leader to scale its global operations and bolster the company’s C-level talent pipeline.
Leveraging significant experience in the consumer app ecosystem, Riviera connected with and secured a verbal acceptance from the client’s top candidate prospect based in London, with the requisite empathy, product vision, and leadership to support both its cultural and growth ambitions.
European Practice Lead
Glenn Murphy is a Senior Partner at Riviera Partners who started his career in London running searches for top-tier investment banks and asset managers. He went on to found Bamboo Talent, an executive search firm in New York which partnered with top VC’s on engineering leadership searches at companies including MongoDB, Datadog, Glossier, and Cockroach Labs. Riviera acquired Bamboo Talent in 2019 to continue building in NYC as the ecosystem continued to scale rapidly. Now Glenn leads the UK office, ready to deliver high-caliber technology leaders to companies ready to grow at scale.