Riviera Partners Expands in New York, Acquires Bamboo Talent

Move Combines Riviera Partners’ Proprietary Recruiting Platform, Proven Methodology and Extensive Candidate Network with Bamboo’s Expertise and Community Connections   

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Riviera Partners, the leader in retained search for engineering, product management and design leadership, today announced the acquisition of New York-based Bamboo Talent. Riviera Partners’ proprietary recruiting platform combined with Bamboo Talent’s vertical specialization and market-specific expertise will allow the combined entity to better serve an impressive, national client roster of today’s most innovative companies.

Will Hunsinger, CEO of Riviera Partners explained: “Hiring the right technology leadership is increasingly difficult as demand grows for key individuals that can create value within organizations. This is particularly true in New York where some of the top technology organizations are expanding operations, traditional industries are pursuing digital transformation, and venture capital investment has seen unprecedented growth. This is why it was so important to acquire Bamboo Talent which has an unmatched reputation within the NYC tech community.  Both Bamboo and Riviera are successful in this vibrant market and bring a strong record of performance, established relationships, deep insights and access to local talent.”

Bridging New York and Silicon Valley

Bamboo Talent, founded in 2014 and headquartered in New York City, is well-known for building lasting relationships with candidates, companies and venture capital partners. The team at Bamboo has partnered with companies from their earliest funding rounds through every stage of growth. Their broad network of relationships with seasoned engineering talent, CEOs, CTOs, founders, venture capitalists and talent partners are among the best in the business.

Bamboo recruiting experts have successfully placed top tech talent at a variety of impressive, New York-based companies including Datadog, MongoDB, Goldman Sachs, Etsy, ActionIQ, ClassPass, The New York Times, Glossier, Beeswax, Bread Finance, Frame.io, Namely, Cadre, and TrialSpark. Co-founders Will Potter, Glenn Murphy and Jon Peters will join Riviera veteran Jodi Jefferson.

“Everything that Riviera Partners does is focused on long-term relationships and client results, which is core to our sustainable recruitment ethos,” said Will Potter, co-founder of Bamboo Talent. “Riviera’s impressive track-record and deep insights will accelerate our ability to offer better experiences and results to both clients and candidates in the NYC market, while still living our values.”

Powerful, Proven, Proprietary Talent Acquisition Platform         

Riviera Partners specializes in matching VP- and C-level engineering, product and design leaders with companies whose success depends on transformative use of technology. The firm’s state-of-the-art, proprietary software platform provides full transparency at every stage of the search process and facilitates collaboration between recruiters, hiring executives and candidates. The platform leverages machine learning algorithms that are trained against decades of technology recruiting experience and an extensive database of 500,000+ candidates.  Its recommendation engine detects the explicit and implicit signals throughout each search to help clients and to help recruiters to identify and hire specialized, highly-qualified candidates quickly. The result is faster time to hire and a dramatically better experience for both clients and candidates.

About Riviera Partners

Riviera Partners is a key driver of innovation for today’s most influential companies by expertly placing executive talent in the crucial areas of software engineering, product management and design. By combining nearly two decades of recruiting expertise with a proprietary platform that uses machine learning to score and predict the best candidate for a company's specific needs, Riviera is the go-to talent partner for leading venture capitalists and technology innovators. Learn more about what Riviera Partners can do for your business at rivierapartners.com.