Karla SamdahlCisco Systems
Karla is the Global Head of Talent Acquisition, Executive & Board at Cisco, People & Communities managing the strategic and tactical aspects of overall Talent Acquisition effectiveness. Karla has a proven track record of progressive experience implementing staffing strategies for various market segments, having worked within multiple industries for fortune 500 companies and start up. She has demonstrated ability in executing successful Talent Acquisition development strategies to drive growth and maximum return across multiple business groups.
Karla’s early work leading marketing and business development are what make her a welcome, credible, and influential partner across functions and levels of the organization. She is a relationship builder with an innate ability to observe and understand organizational undercurrents, and she facilitates information exchange helping teams deliver more effectively.
Karla impacts business outcomes by working with executives and key business stakeholders to get what they need through effective prioritization of talent acquisition strategies and staffing requirements, targeting top 20% of talent. Karla holds a MBA with emphasis in Business Organizational Management and Marketing, and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science/Pre-Law.