Recruiting As a Career: Making an Impact

February 2016 | Riviera Partners

We’ve been in this game for a while now–more than 20 years–which means we’ve had time to build relationships with some of the best talent around, not to mention garner “get sh*t done” reputation in the tech industry. Thanks to this, recruiters at Rivi have...

We’ve been in this game for a while now–more than 20 years–which means we’ve had time to build relationships with some of the best talent around, not to mention garner “get sh*t done” reputation in the tech industry. Thanks to this, recruiters at Rivi have the unique opportunity to network and build relationships with some of the best-in-class talent innovators, game changers and VCs. Ultimately, this means you can make a big impact on clients’ and candidates’ success with a successful placement.

As soon as the investments roll in for a startup, the investors bring in recruiters because, now, the company needs to build the team. Often these hires are mission critical, so if a company doesn’t get it right, they could miss huge market opportunities. They’ll hire recruiters like us, because we’re connected to the individuals they need to build companies. We worked early on with companies like Uber and Dropbox when they had less than 100 people. Our recruiters will work directly with the board and CEO to find execs these startups are looking for. You get to help formulate thoughts on what’s important in the role and who will be the best fit for the organization.

A good placement can be hugely impactful for a company: if they get it wrong, they lose time. They lose time, other people can enter market, and the market opportunity might be missed. Which is why we put so much emphasis on getting matches right at Rivi–if we don’t, the whole investment may tank. Time to market is a critical variable, and we strive to place the right person so companies and candidates can get to where they want to go, and be able to execute on their vision. At the end of the day, startups are talent-driven: people are the fuel that makes them prosperous.

Ali Behnam contributed to this piece.