We Know Tech in New York

New York is home to a vibrant tech community and is quickly becoming a global hub of tech innovation. Exciting digital transformation initiatives are evident across New York’s financial services, entertainment and retail industries. The city is a focus as top Silicon Valley companies expand operations to gain access to fantastic East Coast talent in NYC. According to government statistics, the tech sector has grown 65% in the last 8 years. Startups closed over 1,500 deals worth more than $12 billion in 2018–almost double the capital invested just four years ago. We know the investors and founders behind New York’s tech market. As native New Yorkers, our team members have watched Silicon Alley come into its own.

We work with some of the most exciting startups and established leaders in New York including Bloomberg, ShutterStock, We-Work and Warby Parker. Because we focus exclusively on technology leadership, with background data and relationships on thousands of talented tech leaders inside and outside of NYC. Our approach, our network of relationships, our technology, and our immersion in the New York tech culture allows us to deliver results — the most sought-after, proven tech leadership in engineering, product and design to New York-based companies.

We take success seriously. Together with our clients, we land the right hires quickly and efficiently — with a 95% success rate.

Meet our NYC Team

Glenn Murphy


Glenn brings global experience running searches for major financial institutions in both London and NYC. He completed engagements for Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Bank of America and Barclays, to name a few. Glenn first came to the US on an athletic and academic scholarship, playing soccer at the University of Montevallo while completing his degree in Finance.

Will Potter


Will brings nine years of sales and recruitment experience with him. Will has worked for great leadership early in his career that instilled a commitment to customer service, thoughtfulness and results. He graduated with an Economics degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Jon Peters


Previous to joining Riviera, Jon built a technology recruitment team from scratch for a London-based business in NYC. Jon has executive search in his DNA–while in high school and while achieving his Economics degree from Rutgers University, he was working for his father’s Executive Search firm

Jodi Jefferson


Executive recruiter specializing in Engineering and Product search, providing strategic consulting for high-profile venture capital-backed startups, growth stage, private and public companies. Experience in business development, relationship management, recruiting & talent advisory and recruitment of Engineering and Product Executives

Your Success is Our Success

Our mission is to provide companies, investors and candidates with services that:

  • Reduce hiring risk
  • Accelerate hiring time
  • Simplify the hiring process
  • Bolster lasting team success and satisfaction

Riviera’s sweet spot is C-suite technology, product and design executives… networked, hands-on and backed by unique data and software. 

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We partner with you for success. We take an active role in defining explicit and implicit qualifications for each search. Our machine learning algorithms match candidates, qualifications and fit factors to each company and position to uncover nuances that underpin a successful hire. Our process minimizes risk – we can usually deliver a short list of highly-qualified candidates within 30 days, and land the right hire within 140.

Working With New York’s Current & Future Icons

Riviera New York: Passion-Driven Results

Above all else, we are driven by our commitment to the success of our clients. Through our intentional focus on tech leaders, highly-developed data systems, a vast industry network, and genuine care for your company’s prosperity, you can count on Riviera for a transparent and successful recruitment process.

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