Hugh Ma

Hugh Ma

Partner Healthcare & Life Sciences San Francisco


A digital health innovator, Hugh inspires intellectual curiosity and out-of-the-box thinking. His unique perspectives on how to orchestrate transformation by evolving care delivery and underlying business models are grounded in more than two decades as a healthcare entrepreneur, executive, and advisor. But he’s always focused on what’s next, what’s possible, and what’s necessary. He has raised millions from venture capital, delivered tens of millions of dollars in return for clients, and managed enterprise portfolios hundreds of millions in size.  

Hugh’s business and products experience shapes his strategic thinking, while deep operational experience drives pragmatic, on-the-ground decision making. His ability to blend practical innovation with a sense of urgency has led to groundbreaking businesses, products, and strategy—as well as large scale business transformation. 

Hugh joined West Monroe in 2022 with experience ranging from ground zero at start-ups all the way to the C-Suite of Fortune 50 companies.  

What makes Hugh different

Hugh’s favorite days are when he’s working with great people on something hard. He enjoys cycling, design, music, and teaching people how to drive on race tracks. What he loves most about living in the Bay Area is its stone’s-throw proximity to the ocean, the wine country, Lake Tahoe, and more. 

Where Hugh makes an impact

He founded and led several organizations designed to improve healthcare—including one focused on improving the cancer care experience, and a venture studio committed to building healthcare start-ups that improve lives. 

Meet the Healthcare & Life Sciences team