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Talent by Sidoli.

Carla Sidoli

For over 17 years, I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with amazing executives across the globe, connecting them with top leaders to help their teams thrive and companies scale.

For 8 years, I was fortunate to take a seat on the rocket ship that was Facebook, in an executive talent acquisition role building a pipeline of future leaders for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

I took a key role in establishing and building the business leadership team (all non-tech functions) during a period of exponential scale, which was a fascinating and rewarding learning experience. By the time I left, the operation had grown from 2,000 to nearly 78,000 people working across multiple platforms and products including Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp; and re-branded to Meta Inc.

During 2023 I started an exciting new chapter with Talent by Sidoli.

Having led a division within a global executive search agency then nearly a decade as Executive Recruiter EMEA within an in-house executive talent function, I’ve been both a supplier and a client of agencies.  Through this 360 perspective I am uniquely positioned to help the next generation of scaleups and ambitious corporations realise their executive talent acquisition potential.

Whether that be supporting your in-house talent acquisition team with a bold new strategy to manage an increasing number of leadership hires, ensuring internal engagement from your current executive team, or more intentional talent insight programs and executive search.

Solving executive talent challenges with innovative and creative solutions to build diverse, high-performing teams is at the heart of what we do.

It’s a pleasure to connect others to opportunities where their talents will thrive for everyone’s benefit.

Carla Sidoli, Founder & Executive Recruiter

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Consulting & Advisory.

Empowering in-house talent acquisition and people leaders with the tools and training to provide best-in-class executive recruiting capability, DEI initiatives and candidate experience.

At any investment level and transition, from scrappy to highly automated, it’s crucial that founders, investors and business leaders are competitive and meticulous in hiring executive talent.  It’s my mission to empower companies to bring executive talent acquisition in-house, by designing a long-term recruiting strategy and partnering when needed on execution.

This will help reduce the cost of recruitment with agencies, improve efficiency and move you seamlessly to the next stage of growth or transition.

Services include:

  • Inclusive executive recruiting best-practice
  • Inclusive sourcing techniques, ChatGPT & AI
  • Building community (communications strategy & events)
  • Referral Programs
  • Pipeline Programs

Executive recruiting best-practice includes:

  • Company narrative
  • Role scoping & storytelling
  • Leadership interview framework
  • Interview debriefs & hiring decision criteria
  • End-to-end candidate experience
  • Onboarding & ongoing support
  • Reporting talent & market insights
  • Diversity & Inclusion Programs

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Executive Search.

Bringing to life the magic of your business, employer brand and leadership roles through a bespoke hiring strategy, research-led search process and candidate experience.

Building incredible leadership teams and business takes a lot more than a detailed and thorough approach to how you find and hire talent. Often it requires risk-taking and bold decisions to make intentional changes needed to drive innovation and company culture, which is critical in the face of global competition. I will always ask the uncomfortable questions and give you the critical feedback that you need; whilst foreseeing and navigating internal topics such as Global Mobility, Compensation and Legal.

Whether you need a one-off executive search, or are facing a volume of executive hires in any of the Europe, Middle East & Africa markets, a solution that is highly bespoke can be put together for your challenges. I’m also available for monthly retainers to help progress in-house executive searches, or for interim contracts.

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Talent Intelligence.

Defining executive talent strategy through talent mapping, pipelining, market intelligence and community-building initiatives; with specialist experience of execution.

As a business leader there are numerous concerns that will keep you awake at night, including talent acquisition and retention, regulation and competition. Creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce requires ongoing effort but is crucial in driving innovation and business success. The rapid pace of technological advancements and evolving business landscapes will always create skills gaps.

Executives who are invested in being proactive rather than reactive to the evolving business challenges and talent landscape, will ultimately achieve better outcomes.

Through a suite of talent insights and engagement solutions, I will always dig deeper on the return of your investment through designing impact measures and providing on-going support.

Whether you need a one-off market map in support of progressing in-house executive search, are looking for leader succession plans or long-term executive talent engagement programs, a solution that is highly bespoke can be put together for your challenges.

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Carla Sidoli


Carla strikes a great balance of pace, detail and care for executive hiring and talent programs. It was a pleasure to collaborate with Carla as part of my team at Meta.

Declan Fitzgerald, VP Talent,

I can highly recommend Carla to design tailored search strategies and use her acumen to ensure the process delivers for both client and candidates.

Vicky Bourne, VP Talent, Delivery Hero

Carla’s Top 10s initiative was a stroke of genius – it’s so simple, and often the great ideas are.

Philippa Snare, SVP EMEA, The Trade Desk