Our Team

ROD SWARTWOOD

Human Capital Guru


Through the years

In his first year of college, Rod knew he wanted a career in business that had real impact and influence.  Starting as an HRIS Specialist with the North County Transit District, he worked his way into all facets of Talent Management.  After running HR for UpperDeck, he realized that business acumen was very important to become an HR Leader so he went back and got his MBA.  What followed was back to back stints at a Fortune 300 Company and a top 1000 Fastest Growing company where he made incredible strides in People Productivity, Engagement and HR Metrics.

Where he got book smart

Rod completed his BA in Industrial Psychology at San Diego State University. He also completed studies in organizational psychology at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia. Rod obtained his MBA from California State University in San Marcos.

Where he got street smart

  • Profit Recovery Partners
  • First American Corp.
  • ProFlowers
  • Avexus
  • Upper Deck

KELLY BROOKS

Senior Consultant


Through the years

After completing college in her home town of Perth, Western Australia, Kelly migrated to the United States with the intention of starting her career in a field where she could be an integral part of a team working towards a company’s overall success, while making a difference in people’s lives.  She started her career in HR, as an HR Administrator with a non-profit, the YMCA of San Diego County, and very quickly was promoted to HR Director.  After spending 11 years with “the Y”, Kelly moved on to leading entire HR departments at several public healthcare companies.  She achieved the prestigious HR designation of SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI), in 2014.

Where she got book smart

Kelly completed her bachelor’s degree in business at the University of Western Australia and continues to increase her value as an HR professional by continuously attending seminars and trainings to ensure she stays on top of CA labor laws and trends in the industry.

Where she got street smart

  • YMCA of San Diego County
  • Sun Healthcare Group
  • Skilled Healthcare Group
  • Ensign Services, Inc.

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