Hugo Malan

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Hugo Malan leads EmployBridge’s Commercial and Professional divisions, as well as the National Sales, Integrated Marketing, Brands and Operational Excellence teams with a focused commitment on driving the company’s growth and profitability.

In 2016, Hugo joined the company’s senior management team as President of EmployBridge’s Commercial brand portfolio, playing a key role in accelerating the company’s development and adoption of digital and mobile capabilities. This improved recruiting, screening and onboarding performance, enhancing the company’s ability to fill customer orders and grow. The program was recognized for innovation by the American Staffing Association in 2018.

Since becoming COO, Hugo has continued to lead EmployBridge’s digital transformation, which has been honored by organizations such as the American Staffing Association.

Hugo joined EmployBridge from CDI Corporation, a leader in delivering engineering and technology solutions and recruitment and staffing services, where he was EVP and President of Talent and Technology Solutions. Prior to CDI, Hugo held important leadership roles at Sears Holdings, including President of the Sports and Fitness Business and President of the Toys Business.

Earlier in his career, Hugo worked at Lehman Brothers, where he was Managing Director and Global Head of Talent Strategy. He later moved to Barclays Capital. He began his career with positions at Los Alamos National Labs and, subsequently, McKinsey & Company. 

Hugo completed his undergraduate studies and Master’s degree at the University of Stellenbosch near Cape Town, South Africa. He continued his education in England, earning a Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Cambridge.