Illissa Fernandez – Office Manager


Illissa Fernandez

Office Manager, Candidate Relations Coordinator

Illissa is the glue that holds together our San Diego team as our Office Manager and Candidate Relations Coordinator. Illissa is a native San Diegan, born and raised. She attended San Jose State University and graduated with a B.S. in Advertising. Throughout her career she has worked in sales, business development, and marketing. Her hobbies include hanging out with her two pugs Mowgli and Biggie, traveling, doing foodie things, and just enjoying life. Her motto for life is “Stay positive, work hard, and make it happen!” Illissa’s support function and organizational expertise are great assets to managing logistics with candidates and clients to ensure the interview process is fast, precise, and fun!


"Working with Aldebaran Associates was an excellent experience. In today's job search environment, finding a recruiter that represents you and sells you well has become very difficult. Aldebaran took the time to research thoroughly my professional background and assessed quite well the match with my current employer." "By caring for the candidate's interests and those of their clients, Aldebaran maximizes the successful outcome of their business. They have a pool of happy corporate clients and a pool of happy, well-placed candidates. I personally would recommend Aldebaran Associates to any corporate entity looking for excellent talent."

T.H., Channel Sales Manager – Latin America

"I've worked with several recruiters, and Aldebaran outshines them all. Lily did more than just match my skills with an opening--she helped me see beyond my experience to determine what I really wanted in a job. She's a consummate professional with a broad network of contacts, and she really knows her business."

C.G., Advertising/Media Project Manager and Copywriter