Partner Sandy Ma, Driving Rivi Technology Since 2010

May 2015 | Riviera Partners

In our quest to drive the recruiting industry forward, we realized we needed to develop a suite of applications, starting with our recruiter app Sutro. And to accomplish that, we needed to hire an excellent in-house development team. None of this would have been possible...

In our quest to drive the recruiting industry forward, we realized we needed to develop a suite of applications, starting with our recruiter app Sutro. And to accomplish that, we needed to hire an excellent in-house development team. None of this would have been possible without Sandy Ma, Rivi’s Partner dedicated to technology. She has been at the forefront of the effort to get the company to a more tech-based solution, and has been critical to helping Rivi evolve.

“Since the day Sandy got here five years ago, she has been looking for ways to taking the company out of the dark ages,” says Rivi Managing Partner Ali Behnam. Sandy is nothing if not tenacious, and she has a reputation around the office for getting stuff done–regardless of resources. Even early on, when there were far fewer resources, Sandy drove things as a solo act, pushing projects through to completion. She has now has evolved into a critical member of the technology team, and was able to transition flawlessly into operating within the team dynamic. She’s able to take the deep domain expertise of Riviera and translate it into a strategy for the dev team.

As soon as the importance of Sutro was recognized, we knew we needed a major influence and Sandy has been it–she has been overseeing the project from day one. She first managed a third-party development team and is now working with the internal team to create tools and systems that help our recruiters, as well as our customers, work more efficiently. They’re working tirelessly on furthering the development of Rivi Apps, a suite of tools that are trying to capture as much data as possible during the recruiting process.

Says Sandy: “Historically, during the recruiting process it’s very easy to have conversations and lose those conversations over time, and then have to start over during each search. We’re trying to capture each conversation, so that people can reuse the information and collaborate more efficiently and effectively.”