Bio

Alex Deve, CEO and Co-Founder

Alex Deve is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and co-founder of Whitetruffle, overseeing all of the company’s product and business operations. Whitetruffle is a tech recruiting platform that helps employers increase qualified candidate leads, and introduces candidates directly to the hiring source by using a proprietary matching technology.

Deve, an entrepreneur at heart, started Whitetruffle in 2011 along with Ali Benham, and Michael A. Morell, who are founding partners of Riviera Partners, a top U.S. tech executive recruiting firm. Their goal was to remove the friction in the talent sourcing phase of recruiting so that companies can meet qualified candidates faster, and focus on their innovation. While in beta, the Whitetruffle network has grown to over 2,000 companies and 30,000+ candidates, resulting in hires for more than hundreds of tech companies.

Prior to starting Whitetruffle, Deve was VP & GM of Consumer Products at SixApart (acquired by SayMedia) where he managed products like Typepad. Before SixApart, Deve spent more than 8 years at Yahoo!, where he honed his consumer product management skills by leading various international consumer product developments like Messenger, Search, and Sports.

A sport nut at heart, in his spare time, Deve enjoys playing golf, tennis, and can be found in his kitchen cooking up favorite feasts when he has time. Deve attended Université Paris Sorbonne in France, but with a strong itch to get into the real world, he left the university to jumpstart his professional career as a journalist in France.