Riveron welcomes Sam Shaw as Next Chief Executive Officer

Sam Shaw, Chief Executive Officer, Riveron
Sam Shaw, Chief Executive Officer, Riveron

Riveron, a national business advisory firm focused on serving the office of the CFO, private equity, and other capital providers, announced yesterday that Sam Shaw will succeed Julie Howard as chief executive officer, effective October 1, 2023.

Shaw has served as Riveron’s CFO since October 2021, playing an integral role in numerous strategic initiatives during a period of dynamic growth and change. He matured the firm’s financial foundation by professionalizing its accounting, finance, and technology operations; served as interim leader of Riveron’s Transaction Services business; and helped lead Riveron through its recent sales process, which culminated in the firm’s acquisition earlier this summer by its new growth partner Kohlberg & Company. Prior to joining Riveron, Shaw capped 15 years of diverse experience at Grant Thornton by serving as its CFO.

“Sam is a highly accomplished leader in the professional services industry and has been an invaluable strategic thought partner to me during his time at Riveron,” said current CEO Julie Howard. “His breadth of experience, industry knowledge, and proven track record in leading transformational change with skill and creativity has been a powerful accelerator to the strategic evolution and success of our business. I look forward to seeing all that Riveron will achieve with Sam at the helm.”


“We thank Julie for her distinguished leadership at Riveron, during which time she helped set a strong foundation for growth, and we look forward to her ongoing involvement with the Company as a member of its board of directors,” added Kohlberg Partner and Head of Business Services Ahmed Wahla. “We are also thrilled to continue our partnership with Sam in his new role as CEO and are excited to support him and the Riveron team as they firmly establish the company as the leading platform in the business advisory space.”

“Riveron is a dynamic business on an exciting growth journey, and it has been an immense honor to have been a part of it over the last two years,” said incoming CEO Sam Shaw. “I am excited about the enormous potential I see ahead of us to continue the great work undertaken by Julie – and all our incredibly talented professionals – to provide world-class service to our clients and further establish Riveron as the destination for top talent within the professional services industry.”


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