Riviera Hires Tech Entrepreneur Will Hunsinger as COO

Hunsinger Joins Forces with Recently Appointed VP of Data Science and Analytics to Redefine Recruiting Industry

San Francisco, Aug. 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Riviera, a tech-enabled recruiting firm providing services to tech companies seeking the best engineering talent, has announced the appointment of Will Hunsinger as chief operating officer. An experienced entrepreneur who has co-founded and held the title of CEO at several startups, Hunsinger is expressly qualified to assist Riviera with its mission to redefine the recruiting industry using technology and data science.

Prior to joining Riviera, Hunsinger was digital practice director for private equity fund TPG Growth, the growth platform of TPG Capital. Prior to TPG, Hunsinger was Chairman, CEO and co-founder of SportsStream (acquired by Facebook), served as CEO and President of Vulcan Ventures-backed Evri and also served as Entrepreneur in Residence for the Seattle-based, consumer-focused venture capital firm, Maveron. He previously held senior positions at Gap, Inc., Overture (acquired by Yahoo!) and Accenture. Hunsinger currently serves on the Board of Directors of Adknowledge and Parnell Veterinary Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: PARN).

Hunsinger joins Riviera’s VP of Data Science and Analytics Tammy Wang, a respected data scientist who has held executive and senior positions at Zillow, Microsoft and Disney. Since January, Wang has been a critical part of Riviera’s team dedicated to leveraging data and machine learning to make hiring and recruiting more efficient. This effort will be enhanced using Hunsinger’s nearly two decades of experience leading product development, marketing and growing and defining companies.

“Will’s vision for how technology will change recruiting matches ours, and his proven accomplishments for growing companies is exactly what Riviera needs as we look to take our talent platform to the next level,” said Ali Behnam, managing partner at Riviera. “Our team is exceptional. Will’s experience in developing and driving teams to build industry-changing platforms, combined with Tammy’s passion for data analysis and machine intelligence solutions will enable us to move the recruiting industry forward.”

Built over the past 10 years, Riviera’s analytics and collaboration platform is powering a new technology-enabled talent marketplace where the highest quality engineers are being matched with the most relevant opportunities, driving new efficiencies into modern hiring.

About Riviera

Riviera is a technology-enabled search and recruiting firm bringing an innovative approach to an evolving industry. Riviera combines years of recruiting expertise with a sophisticated SaaS platform that uses proprietary algorithmic formulas to score and predict the best talent based on a tech company's specific needs. The firm is recognized by leading venture capitalists, tech companies, and media as a top recruiting firm in the Bay Area, New York and Southern California. For more information, visit http://rivierapartners.com.


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