Kutina Ruhumbika

director of hr


Kutina joined Barteca in January 2014 as a member of the Human Resources Team. She has over 10 years of human resources experience focusing on talent acquisition, diversity & inclusion and employee relations.

Kutina has extensive generalist experience working at both large and small firms and is also proficient in creating and implementing productivity-inducing practices through the application of human resources information systems.

Her employment history includes positions such as the Director of Talent Acquisition for OTG, developing and leading the Talent Acquisition function. Prior to that, she was Senior Human Resources Manager for Bloomin Brands, LLC. In this role, she was primarily responsible for leading the Outback Brand and delivering training to managers and staff. Her other responsibilities included managing and reporting on Diversity and Inclusion initiatives as well as acting as a liaison between operations and corporate human resources.

Kutina holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Georgia Southern University and is certified as a Professional Human Resources (PHR). She is also a member of the Society for Professional Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF).

Kutina is a self-proclaimed foodie and avid world traveler. Born and raised in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, her family relocated to the United States in 1988, landing in Hampton, Virginia and finally settling in Athens, Georgia. She now resides in New York City.