Robyn earned a BA degree in music history at USC, and studied systematic musicology at UCLA and the University of Washington. She spent her early working years in publishing and banking. During the next 20 years, she worked as a recruiter, manager and HR generalist at The Search Firm in San Francisco, Fair, Isaac in San Rafael and at SOLA Optical and Alcatel in Petaluma.

Robyn was an organizer of the first North Bay High-Tech Job Fair, brought Domestic Partner benefits to Fair, Isaac, and was a two-time recipient of the Alcatel Cup for outstanding company-wide teamwork. While at Alcatel, Robyn was selected as the only American to join a team of HR professionals to coach emerging leaders in Shanghai, China. Her own leadership has been shown in her roles as Board President of The Women’s Philharmonic, Chair of the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women, and as Co-Producer of the Sonoma County Pride Comedy Night.

Robyn has held the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification since 1997, and has served as an independent HR consultant and facilitator since 2006.

What does SPHR mean?

The Senior Professional in Human Resources certification, awarded by the Human Resource Certification Institute, signifies someone with advanced theoretical knowledge and practical experience in human resources management. The Institute recognizes professionals who meet the highest standards in the practice of human resources. Robyn Bramhall has been a certified SPHR since 1997.

What’s it like to work with Robyn?

“Chief among Robyn’s many talents is her ability to combine tremendous empathy with insight and intellect. Her sense of humor immediately puts people at ease, and they are reassured and comforted by the honor and integrity she displays at all times. Robyn brought the HR position to life for me by changing the role from a mere resource of personnel policy and facts to a partner in the leading, motivating and management of my colleagues and coworkers.” - Allen Helvajian, former Sr. Technical Manager at Alcatel USA