Recruiting provider focused on C-level product, design, and engineering leader sourcing, Riviera Partners has followed through on expansion plans with the acquisition of WorthyWorks, the New York-based tech and product leader solution. Additionally, Ryan Giordana has been announced as Chief Operating Officer.
“We are in a phase of hyper-innovation in the technology market,” said CEO Will Hunsinger. “Established companies are embarking on digital transformation initiatives while start-ups and growth companies are embracing new technologies and approaches to deliver better products, faster.” Tech, he said, is the fastest growing segment of the $16 billion recruiting market with 12 million jobs in the U.S.
Mr. Giordano joins Riviera’s executive leadership team and will head the firm’s operations, customer success and analytics initiatives with a focus on enabling scale and unlocking business insights to support growth.
He brings broad experience in start-up to multi-billion dollar organizations across SaaS, platform, hard-goods, subscription and marketplace (e.g. gig-economy) models. As COO, Mr. Giordano will oversee the development of systems, business practices, tools and training to ensure that Riviera’s rapid growth is efficient and that the company can scale to meet its market opportunity.
Previously, Mr. Giordano was executive vice president of customer success and operations at Wag Labs, where he was responsible for operations / ops analytics, customer care / service, emergency response, supply (walker hiring, on-boarding and support) and logistics of Wag’s gig-economy, marketplace business. Before that, he was VP of the leadership team at LifeLock. During his career, Mr. Giordano also held leadership positions at MasterCard, Zoom Systems and Eton Corp.
“After an exhaustive search, we are thrilled to add Ryan to our ranks,” said Mr. Hunsinger. “Ryan’s operational expertise, strong analytics acumen and modern approach to business practices and systems will ensure that we scale appropriately and create the greatest amount of value for our clients and stakeholders.”
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