July 25, 2024

Riviera Partners Expands Private Equity Practice with Addition of Rick Harris as Partner


San Francisco-based Riviera Partners, a prominent recruitment provider specializing in executive placements within the technology sector, has announced the appointment of Rick Harris as a partner in its private equity-backed practice.

Eric Larson, managing partner of Riviera Partners’ private equity practice, expressed enthusiasm about Harris joining the team, stating, “With more than 20 years of experience placing top executives for many of the world’s leading software and consumer tech companies, Rick will be a valuable asset within our Private Equity-focused team.” Larson highlighted Harris’s extensive expertise in executive search and deep understanding of the private equity space as key factors contributing to his suitability for the role.

Bringing with him over two decades of experience, Mr. Harris has led over 200 executive searches across various sectors, including software, consumer technology, and healthtech. Prior to joining Riviera Partners, Harris played a pivotal role in establishing and co-leading Raines’ global software & technology officers practice. During his tenure, he collaborated closely with private equity, venture capital, and public CEOs to attract transformative product and technology leaders.

Riviera Partners, renowned for its global presence and specialization in the technology industry, adopts a unique approach to executive recruitment. By leveraging recruiter expertise and data-driven insights, the firm ensures optimal placements for its clients. Over the years, Riviera Partners has successfully recruited top executives for leading technology companies such as Pinterest, Postmates, Tinder, Twilio, Uber, Asana, Dropbox, GitHub, DoorDash, Hulu, and many others. Additionally, the firm has established partnerships with prominent venture capital firms, including Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia, Benchmark, Accel, Menlo Ventures, KPCB, Greylock, and General Catalyst.

Harris’s addition to Riviera Partners signifies the firm’s commitment to further enhancing its capabilities in executive search within the private equity space. With his extensive industry knowledge and track record of successful placements, Harris is poised to play a significant role in driving the firm’s continued growth and success in the technology recruitment landscape.

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