Jeremy draws on his more than 20 years of experience and expertise in helping companies assess and enhance their talent management systems and processes. Prior to founding Riviera Advisors in 2001, Jeremy served as Vice President, Talent Acquisition for Idealab, the world’s premier technology business incubator. Jeremy’s role encompassed building and leading a global team in the development and delivery of recruiting and staffing, college relations, and executive search services to Idealab’s more than 30 network companies. Immediately prior to Idealab, Jeremy served as Director, Talent Acquisition for Amazon.com. In this role, Jeremy led all talent acquisition and recruiting activities for this high growth, global organization, leading the team that would take the organization from 3,500 to more than 7,500 employees in a single year. Later, Jeremy served in the role of Vice President, Strategic Growth, with worldwide responsibility for all Human Resource activities.
Previously, Jeremy led the global staffing function for all of Universal Studios and the Universal Music Group businesses. In his role as Corporate Director, Workforce Planning & Strategic Staffing, Jeremy and his staff provided leadership for all of the worldwide staffing, workforce planning, internal sourcing, college and community organization relations and recruitment, and executive recruitment activities within the Universal organization. Previously, as Director- Professional Staffing within the Universal Studios Recreation Group, Jeremy developed and led the Professional Staffing team during a period of exponential growth. This growth included executive and creative staffing for the Group’s Universal Studios Hollywood and Florida theme parks, Universal Creative unit, as well as the Universal Orlando Resort in Florida and Universal Studios Japan expansion project teams.
Jeremy has significant Recruitment and Human Resources experience with much of that experience involving the executive search and staffing functions. Other previously held positions were with Heublein, Inc., The Knott’s Organization, and several years in Human Resources, recruitment and staffing with Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Jeremy earned a Bachelor of Science from California State Polytechnic University.
Jeremy speaks to many audiences on the value of the staffing function and is a professional member of the prestigious National Speakers Association (NSA). Jeremy is currently a member of the International Association of Corporate and Professional Recruitment (IACPR), where he served as Vice President, National Membership from 2011-2014. Jeremy is also a member of the Institute of Management Consultants-USA (IMC-USA), and the Society for Human Resources Management (where he recently served on the National Staffing Management Special Expertise Panel and is presently on the Workforce Planning Standards Workgroup). Jeremy holds certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Human Resource Certification Institute and is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) awarded by the Institute of Management Consultants-USA. Jeremy is the author of the book, “RecruitCONSULT! Leadership – The Corporate Talent Acquisition Leader’s Field Book” (STARoundtable Press, 2011). A native of Southern California, in addition to his professional affiliations, Jeremy is a member of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association. Jeremy is based in Long Beach, California.