Riviera Partners taps TPG Growth’s Hunsinger as CEO

San Francisco-based Riviera Partners, a executive search firm for engineering, product and design leadership, has named Will Hunsinger as CEO. Previously, he was digital practice operating director for TPG Growth.


SAN FRANCISCO, March 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Riviera Partners, recognized globally as the premier executive search firm for engineering, product and design leadership, announced today the appointment of Will Hunsinger as their CEO.

Mr. Hunsinger has been part of the Riviera team for the past two years, serving as chief operating officer before his elevation to chief executive officer. During that time, Mr. Hunsinger has helped drive significant expansion of Riviera’s executive search practice as well as launching R[2] (R Squared), Riviera’s marketplace for software engineering talent that combines data science, machine learning and recruiter curation to match the finest talent to the most innovative companies.

Mr. Hunsinger spent his entire career in the technology industry as a consultant, advisor, entrepreneur, executive and investor. Prior to Riviera, Hunsinger was digital practice operating director for private equity fund TPG Growth. Hunsinger also held roles as chairman, CEO and co-founder of SportStream (acquired by Facebook); president and CEO of Vulcan-backed Evri; and served as entrepreneur in residence for Seattle-based, consumer-focused venture capital firm Maveron. He previously held senior positions at Gap Inc., Overture (acquired by Yahoo!) and Accenture.

“Riviera Partners has experienced significant growth over the past two years,” said Michael Morell, co-founder and managing partner, Riviera Partners. “Will’s leadership and operational expertise will allow us to capitalize on this momentum, continue scaling our business and ensure our recruiting professionals have the support and freedom to focus on exceptional service delivery to our clients.”

“Technology, data science and machine learning have the potential to transform recruiting and deliver an exponentially better experience for our clients and candidates,” said Ali Behnam, co-founder and managing partner, Riviera Partners. “Will’s vision for how to unlock that potential and his experience growing companies is exactly what we need to take Riviera’s talent platform to the next level.”

About Riviera
Founded in 2002, Riviera provides full-stack, technology-enabled recruiting and advisory services focused exclusively on the three pillars of software development and delivery: design, product management and engineering. Riviera brings an innovative approach to an evolving industry, combining insights from years of recruiting expertise with a sophisticated technology platform that uses machine learning to score and predict the best talent based on a technology company’s specific needs. Based in San Francisco with offices in Silicon Valley, New York, Los Angeles and Bozeman, Montana, the firm is recognized by leading venture capitalists and technology innovators as a top recruiting firm and has placed executives in all leading markets, including San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, New York, Boston, Chicago, Austin and Southern California. For more information, visit rivierapartners.com.