Dedicated to serving PE-backed companies
We understand the unique challenges of private equity-backed companies and know the seasoned technology and product executives with an industry track record of profitably managing growth through successful exits
Today, the growth of our dedicated PE practice is accelerating, driven by demand for
specialization by stage and function, and superior access to top technical leaders.
After 15 years as the leading partner to VC-backed entrepreneurs, Riviera’s PE
franchise developed organically with a small number of anchor PE partners.
MD on Value Creation team at $25B AUM sponsor tapped Riviera for insight into org design, trade-offs between CTO and CPTO and attractiveness of role
Client CEO had strong personal network, advanced talks with 1 candidate and constrained budget available for role
Riviera was able to quickly share best practices on org design, current trends on title/span of control for companies their stage and compensation benchmarks to help client calibrate with board. Consultative discussions led to engagement and successful placement in 72 days.
Following recent acquisition by sponsor, leveling up existing leadership talent
CTO was 15 year veteran of business, well-liked by org, but not equipped to modernize tech capabilities
After mapping company targets, Rivi was able to share recent back-channels on several candidates from target companies — before going live in market. This gave the hiring manager confidence to launch with strict cultural/leadership style requirements.
After raising growth capital previously, client pursued both organic and inorganic growth
Combination of technical debt and different systems from multiple integrations have created systems that don’t speak to each other among other challenges
Tapped network of seasoned PE operators who have ‘seen this play before’ and have the pattern recognition to have an immediate impact to reposition the company for accelerated growth