Angelica Gamble-Wong is currently serving as the Senior Vice President of People Services at Rubio’s Restaurants, Inc. Throughout her human resources career, Angelica has led the human resources function in startup, fast growth, and turnaround environments. Her experience has spanned a variety of industries including manufacturing, production, finance, and hospitality. Angelica has also earned her bachelor’s degree in social ecology from UC Irvine (graduated cum laude), completed the Human Resources Certificate program at UC Irvine, and received her MBA from UCLA.
Known for her business-oriented approach, Angelica has spoken to business leaders about the importance and benefits of strategic human resources as a competitive advantage. She has also been published on various topics including responding to the economy’s impact on learning and development resources, and developing HR business strategies that evolve and adapt to new business environments.
In 2017, Angelica was awarded San Diego HR Forum’s San Diego HR Executive of the Year Award. The Rubio’s human resources team was also recently awarded Ceridian’s Astounding Transformation Award for their work implementing a complete Human Capital Management platform.