Kaila’s first exposure to tech was as a barista at Peet’s Coffee in San Francisco. While making morning lattes, her “regulars” would tell her about the startups they were building. Shortly after graduating from UC Irvine, Kaila joined the now unicorn Zenefits as one of their first SDRs and was quickly promoted to Sales Manager.
After her time at Zenefits, she joined a boutique recruiting agency - the one who placed her at Zenefits! During her time there, she learned the ins-and-outs of talent acquisition, which opened up her consulting career, helping early-stage startups launch their talent operations.
Before joining Will Reed, Kaila was most recently the Head of Talent at Community, where she helped the org grow from 30 to 150+ employees.
Kaila currently resides in Austin, Texas with her wife Marlo and their three rescue dogs: Dax, Toro and Virgo. She makes a stellar espresso latte and loves hosting barbeques and cocktail parties on the weekends.