The Growing Trend Continues!

July 2011 | Riviera Partners

Posted by: Team Rivi Big changes around the office these days. Lots of new faces, numerous phones ringing off the hooks and a constant clicking of mice and busy fingers pummeling keyboards. If you haven’t been to our office since the start of the year,...

Posted by: Team Rivi

Big changes around the office these days. Lots of new faces, numerous phones ringing off the hooks and a constant clicking of mice and busy fingers pummeling keyboards. If you haven’t been to our office since the start of the year, you might not even recognize us anymore.

Seems like it was only yesterday when we found ourselves at home in the comforts of Suite 9. However, in the last 3 months, we’ve outgrown our old “home” and expanded into the adjacent suite next door (Suite 10!). The dust seems like it’s just now starting to settle and wouldn’t you know it, we’ve just about maxed out our capacity!

What We’ve Been Up To

We have continued to build out our Contingency team and brought on 5 new technical recruiters – Matt Andrieux, Linas Mikalcius, Tammy Han, Megan Clawson and Mark Rafferty and they’ve already hit the ground running in the short time they’ve been here. Our Contingency team is armed with more key people to take on new clientele and continue to recruit more rockstar engineers! They’re a great addition to the Riviera family and we know you’ll love working with them.

Not to be outdone by the Contingency team, the Retained team added 3 new faces to the practice. Riviera alumni Nelson Smith re-upped with the team after his 3 years of success at VentureSearch. Back at Riviera Partners, Nelson will be leveraging his years of technical recruiting experience to manage Executive-level searches across the country. We’re happy to have him back and we’re certain he will prove to be as valuable (if not more) an asset to the Retained team as he was before.

Seasoned recruiters Kelly Kinnard and Jennifer Holmstrom also joined us from their former recruiting roles at Schweichler Price Mullarkey & Barry. We are very excited that they chose Riviera as their recruiting destination – both Kelly and Jennifer are extremely talented recruiters. Kelly has over 6 years of technical recruiting experience and has previously built senior management teams for the portfolio companies of the top Venture Capital firms and public companies alike. Kelly has already taken on several new challenges as part of Riviera’s New York expansion. Likewise, Jennifer joins us with more than 8 years of recruiting tenure. In addition to her time at Schweichler Price Mullarkey & Barry, Jennifer was the Co-Founder of Gallery A Consultants, a global management and talent consulting firm. Now at Riviera, Jennifer will serve as an acting Principal but will also maintain an advisory role overseeing our On-Site recruiting solution for Venture-backed portfolio companies.

These 3 are certainly no strangers to the industry. (Fun fact: We just added roughly 23 years of combined recruiting experience to our team!) Collectively, Nelson, Kelly and Jennifer bring a wealth of new ideas, fresh perspectives and deep understandings of the industry to our business offering. They’ve already lined up some very exciting opportunities for Riviera and their impact here has been felt immediately. Keep an eye out for more news about what they’ve got in the pipeline – great things are coming!

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