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Riveron Welcomes Erica Hageman and Tony Ciotti to Executive Leadership Team

Riveron, a national business advisory firm focused on serving the office of the CFO, private equity, and other capital providers, announced today that it has tapped Erica Hageman and Tony Ciotti to join its leadership team as chief legal officer and chief financial officer, respectively.

Erica Hageman is a seasoned general counsel with over two decades of experience in guiding growth-oriented and private equity-sponsored organizations through dynamic transformation and process improvement initiatives. She previously served as general counsel at Wellness Pet Company where she led the organization’s legal and regulatory affairs functions. Before that, she spent over a decade as an executive at Interstate Hotels & Resorts (now Aimbridge Hospitality), where she was responsible for the organization’s legal, compliance, government affairs, and risk management functions.

Hageman will succeed Oren Azar who has served as chief legal officer since June 2021.

“I am delighted to join Riveron and together work to advance the firm’s strategic objectives during this important next chapter of growth,” said Hageman.

Tony Ciotti brings to Riveron nearly 20 years of experience in financial management and operations. He previously served as head of finance at Grant Thornton, where he was responsible for all teams within the finance organization and played a key part in steering profitable growth, executing firm strategy, and implementing operational best practices. Before that, he held various finance and operations management roles at MarketSphere Consulting, PwC, and Accenture.

“Riveron is a singular force in the professional services industry and continues to raise the bar on what it means to serve clients at the highest level,” said Ciotti. “I look forward to partnering with Sam and the talented Riveron team to capture the enormous potential that lies ahead.”

“Riveron is at an exciting inflection point having recently teamed up with Kohlberg & Company as our new investment partner in addition to our continued relationship with H.I.G. Capital,” said CEO Sam Shaw. “With Erica and Tony’s technical and industry expertise, laser focus on client outcomes, and extraordinary commitment to our people, we will build upon our strong legal and financial platforms to help realize our ambitious growth agenda.”

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