Isla joined Kommol in July 2022 as a researcher. Prior to that she began her executive search career in 2018 at Heidrick and Struggles, one of the largest US headquartered global search and consultancy firms, in their Financial Services practice. Here she developed a complete understanding of the search process including all policies and procedures and end to end project management from pitch, through contract engagement, client liaison, candidate interviews, referencing to placement.
She left H&S to a join a start up Executive Nexus, which was founded as a disruptor to the executive talent industry, specifically oriented to private equity, transforming the way that private equity investors identify, engage, and manage networks of CEOs through the smart application of data and digital tools. As a key part of the executive engagement team Isla was responsible for enrolling Chief Executives to a digital platform, driving user engagement and delivering the support service levels required to maintain an active network. An externally facing role requiring daily interaction with CEO-level executives across Europe and North America.