It is a global executive search firm focused on venture-backed technology companies.

Riviera Partners is excited to announce its acquisition of executive search firm Build Talent and the addition of two renowned founders, Brian Bocchino and Jose Guardado, to their team. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles respectively, both Brian and Jose will be reporting to Riviera Managing Partner Eoin O’Toole.

“We are thrilled to welcome Brian and Jose to the Riviera Partners family and look forward to having their expertise in technical recruiting and talent acquisition,” said Eoin in a statement. “Their experience at companies such as Freenome, Gravity, Inkling, Dropcam and Uber will allow us to expand our executive search services to better serve our clients.”

Jose and Brian have a wealth of experience in this field and had most recently founded Build Talent in 2020. Beforehand, Jose had worked as a talent partner at a16z and Y-Combinator, while Brian had served as director of recruiting at Freenome.

Riviera Partners is a leading executive search firm with a global presence, specialising in venture-backed technology companies. With the integration of Build Talent, Riviera