Noma Bruton

Sagacity Hr, LLC

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Sagacity Hr, LLC

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Noma is a Human Resources expert in the financial services sector.

A HR veteran of the industry, Noma has collaborated with banking executives to successfully lead institutions through all stages of the business lifecycle. Before founding Sagacity HR, LLC, she was the Chief Human Resources Officer at Pacific Mercantile Bank in Costa Mesa, CA, where she was recruited to develop and rollout a scalable HR strategy, laying the foundation for future growth. As Chief Human Resources Officer at Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, Noma was a member of the executive team instrumental in the bank’s successful turnaround, leading to its acquisition by Union Bank. She then co-led the Human Resources integration team, retaining an impressive 95% of key Santa Barbara Bank & Trust talent.

At Bank of America, Noma provided HR leadership across a number of divisions. She enabled the rapid growth of a Southern California Wealth Management division, developing a vigorous recruitment strategy and reducing Financial Advisor turnover. She built the Intellectual Capital & Property team within the Operational Risk division. During the NationsBank / Bank of America merger, Noma was a member of the merger and acquisition team.

Noma holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Dallas, has attended the Executive Coaching Institute at the University of California, Berkeley, and is a Six Sigma Black Belt. She is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA).

HR Expertise

  • Compensation
  • Generalist
  • Health & Wellness
  • HR Consulting
  • Metrics & Measurement
  • Organizational Development
  • Staffing Management
  • Technology/HRIS
  • Training & Development
  • Mental Health in the Workplace


University of Texas at Dallas
Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Professional Associations

Professionals in Human Resources Association
0 - Present

Society of Human Resources Management
0 - Present


  • Finance & Insurance

Job History

Sagacity HR
Costa Mesa
January 2016 - present

Pacific Mercantile Bank
EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer
Costa Mesa
May 2013 - January 2016

Santa Barbara Bank and Trust
EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer
Santa Barbara
October 2007 - May 2013

Countrywide Bank, Division of Countrywide Financial
EVP, Human Resources
March 2007 - September 2007

Bank of America
SVP, Human Resources
January 1987 - January 2007

Honors and Awards

HR Executive of the Year Nominee - Orange County, CA
National Human Resources Association (NHRA)