Stephen Divenere Director, West Coast Talent Acquisition at Viacom CBS


Stephen Divenere has been a Director, Talent Acquisition for ViacomCBS in Hollywood for almost five years but a Recruiter for twenty-five. He started his illustrious (if he does say so himself 😉) career in San Francisco at a temp agency that he joined basically so he wouldn’t have to spend another holiday inside a mall on his feet as a Retail Manager. Since then, he has worked in Talent Acquisition finding top talent in such varied industries as consulting, technology, CPG (Mattel), entertainment at The Walt Disney Studios and ViacomCBS as well as apparel (Vans).

At Mattel, Stephen got to use his creative spirit by spending his time reviewing portfolios of prospective candidates and learned how to tell who would make a good Barbie designer vs someone better suited for Polly Pocket. Stephen currently uses the analytical side of his brain by recruiting Entertainment Attorneys for film, tv and streaming roles within Paramount, Viacom, Nickelodeon and Pluto. Stephen has no pets but does have an occasionally needy husband and keeps himself sane during quarantine by watching lots and lots of musicals. Like a lot.