New York City’s Best Executive Search Firm

  • Full transparency for a trusted recruiting partnership
  • Access to the broadest universe of qualified candidates
  • Candidates that create the most value
  • Advanced technology to dynamically update candidate and company data
  • Access to 500K+ qualified candidates

Technology Companies that partner with us

Recruiting Executives That Win

Working with a technology search agency or executive search firm can make or break a business in the tech space. If tech is a key driver in your company’s success, then hiring the best leaders in the technology industry is essential. Having the right senior managers in place can be the difference between success and failure. At Riviera Partners, we specialize in technology executive search services and pride ourselves on matching leadership talent with the top-performing tech companies. We have a proven track record of technology recruitment that facilitates the right hires quickly from our extensive pool of qualified candidates.

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.

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

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

Your New York City Executive Search Firm

Our New York office is located on Hudson Street in Manhattan, home to Wall Street, Times Square, and Central Park. We’re surrounded by the distinct neighborhoods of the East Side, like Soho, Tribeca, and Greenwich Village. This vibrant location, close art galleries, the public library, and Statue of Liberty, is an inspiring place to recruit the best and brightest that the Big Apple has to offer. We love the New York hustle, the drive of its people, and its insatiable energy for achieving more. It is the perfect city to recruit motivated, innovative technology leaders who can inspire digital transformation.

Your Success is Our Success

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.

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.


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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Specialist Executive Search Consultants

We have the technology expertise you’re looking for in an executive search firm. Our team has helped hundreds of New York companies with top executive and C-suite placements. They understand the unique needs of the tech sector and have an industry network that’s second to none. This specialist knowledge combined with our advanced search platform gives us a unique edge that other recruitment firms in North America can’t equal.

Because we specialize in technology search recruitment, we can find you higher caliber candidates that precisely meet your requirements. For companies seeking high-level executive placements related to engineering, product, or design, our services are a perfect match. We have an extensive New York network of technology professionals with the skills and experience to fulfill demanding leadership roles.

Unlike other executive search services, we take a data-driven approach to recruiting top talent. We’ve integrated technology into every aspect of our business which means we can match candidates to your position faster and more efficiently. Our state-of-the-art recruiting platform enables us to hit the ground running with search assignments and source high-performers who match your specific criteria.

Most executive search firms use CV databases and networking alone to source candidates. But these approaches can’t be relied upon to produce high-quality leaders that will commit for the long-term. Our recruitment platform leverages the collective experience of our entire search firm for every placement. It creates a comprehensive, repeatable, and measurable hiring sequence that delivers results. When combined with the tech industry connections of our in-house leadership consultants, it creates an unparalleled search capability.

Our adoption of technology also creates greater transparency for our clients. You can stay up to date with the progress of candidate searches in real-time and gain complete visibility into the activities underway. Utilizing digital technology also means it’s easier to measure and benchmark search efforts. If there are opportunities for improvement, then we’ll quickly identify them and adapt the approach as needed. This leads to more successful outcomes and minimizes any risk of making the wrong hire.

We’ve helped public and private organizations across New York and in emerging Manhattan tech-hubs like Soho and Chelsea. Our local knowledge and collective experience allow us to deliver leadership solutions for engineering, product, and design search requirements. So, whether your business is based in Tribeca, Greenwich, or Midtown, we have a local network of technology professionals to suit your roles.

As a specialist technology recruiting firm, we understand the unique needs of the industry. We know our CIOs from our CTOs and won’t waste your time with underqualified candidates. When you work with Riviera, you can be confident that we’ll thoroughly vet all applicants in advance and weed out anyone who doesn’t fit your precise requirements. We can even help you develop a person specification if you aren’t 100% sure about the type of candidate you want. Our executive search firm team will find you the best senior-level talent that can make a real difference to your companies for the long term. Get in touch to learn more about our approach to technology recruiting.


Why Choose Riviera Partners?

We are one of the top executive search firms in NYC, so when you choose Riviera Partners, you can be confident that we’ll deliver exceptional recruiting results. Our clients range from industry titans like Bloomberg, Shazam, and Shutterstock, to newer revolutionary enterprises like WeWork, Squarespace, and ClassPass. Leading tech companies trust us to source and secure the best talent available in the quickest possible time. But what is it that really differentiates us from other top recruiting firms in NYC?


  •         Expansive network of highly qualified tech candidates in New York City and the surrounding areas.
  •         State of the art recruitment platform that streamlines the search process and improves client communication.
  •         In-depth understanding of the needs and nuances of the technology sector which aids quality candidate selection.


In short, we can find higher-quality candidates in a shorter period of time than other firms. Our team specializes in sourcing high caliber professionals for leadership roles and will work with you to ensure the right fit. We pride ourselves on our extensive candidate network and industry-leading integration of technology. It’s this unique combination that makes us one of the best executive search firms for tech companies to work with.