Shilla Sree R


Shilla is “An Executive Search Professional” with over 20 years work experience in Executive Search, Real estate & Financial Services. Shilla has set up a Boutique Executive Search Firm – “Search Partners” with a strong focus on senior recruitment, managing key turnaround and profitability ensuring components of the business. Search Partners specializes in hiring candidates for Indian & European markets setting up operations in India and vice-versa.

Her speciality is in CXO level assessment across industries. She is an organization builder & a strong leader, known for starting up & scaling businesses through vision, intuition and technology.

In 2006 she undertook a leadership role with ‘Head Hunters India’, where she was handling the P&L responsibility, providing operational leadership for branches in Bangalore and Hyderabad. Managing clients across verticals in India and Europe, she was responsible in scaling the business, incubating it to become a leader in the executive search space. The business was built to secure capacities of scale ensuring complete fiscal responsibility & accelerated growth.

She started her career with ‘Alpic Finance’ as a financial services expert, handling their fixed deposit investment division for Karnataka. She moved on to ‘Alliance Capital, heading their Karnataka division.

Her next venture was founding a Real Estate firm, ‘Square Feet’ along with a partner, managing investments for clients in India & Abroad. In terms of entrepreneurial ventures, As an active member of the start –up ecosystem, Shilla provides 360 degree consulting and multi functional recruitment solutions. The “go to market” partnership approach is taken throughout.

Her capacities move beyond just the professional sphere, where her passion is emanated through teaching / mentoring students on self protection on issues like “Child Sexual Abuse”. She has worked with many facilitators from India & Malaysia on prevention of Child Sexual Abuse.

As a theatre enthusiast trained with theatre personalities like Mahesh Dattani & Play Back Group, she has been a part of many theatre projects in Bangalore.