Priorities predict the future.
As world-class specialists, we integrate seamlessly with entrepreneurs, C-suites, HR managers, HR departments and staff to find solutions for their unique HR needs. Our 100+ years of combined experience always yields smart and optimized HR solutions.
We continually challenge and rethink the way the world views and structures HR in modern business management. Agile and always evolving, we’re proudly shaping a new and dynamic HR reality.
At Stoppler Hughes, we dare ourselves and our clients to challenge the status quo of HR. Pushing each other further, we surpass the expectations of today to set the tone for tomorrow.
O'Ryan Hughes, MBA
O’Ryan believes that when leaders and businesses focus on what they do best, they can achieve their highest potential.
As Managing Partner, he brings over 15 years of management and strategic experience, providing guidance as companies uncover and prioritize their true purpose.
O’Ryan’s diverse skills combine business and HR, enabling him to lead a company’s finance, operations, human resources and marketing divisions.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Masters in Business Administration, the perfect foundation for his leadership role at Stoppler Hughes.
If you ever need an empathetic, decisive solution-provider, you’ll want to connect with O’Ryan.
Dr. Darryl Moore
Zest, optimism and grounded thinking: this is exactly how Darryl guides and motivates business leaders and companies.
As Director, he manages our diverse HR solutions, provides leadership training and implements insights from our strategy findings. Darryl has a talent for contributing where gaps lie, offering an energetic, solution-oriented attitude. With a BComm from the University of Lethbridge, MBA from the University of Alberta and a doctorate from the University of Phoenix, he brings unparalleled leadership, analysis and team-building skills.
Darryl’s roots are in Edmonton, and he now sits on the Board of Directors for the MS Society of Alberta and NWT. He hones his compelling communication style at public speaking engagements, such as the Human Resources Institute of Alberta, Aboriginal Business Match and Alberta Women’s Entrepreneurs (AWE) Summit.
A compassionate, supportive professional with deep business understanding, Michelle guides clients toward their goals with a sense of confidence and intentional growth.
That’s Michelle’s greatest strength: She blends HR strategy with broader business needs, empowering clients to achieve their strategic vision and departmental objectives holistically. Bringing nearly 15 years of human resources experience, she has managed and executed extensive HR projects for businesses large and small, while also nurturing employees’ career potential.
Specializing in leadership development, mentorship, recruitment, employee engagement and performance management, Michelle has coached a broad spectrum of senior leaders and executives, combining one-on-one meetings with small group sessions to encourage both collaboration and individual progress.
Christina Saccomanno, B.Comm
Smart, eager and dedicated, Christina relishes discovering creative solutions to HR challenges.
It’s why she’s so passionate about training and development, guiding clients to new levels of leadership and knowledge. And, it’s why she’s so innately motivated to find inventive ways for companies to surpass their goals.
Bright and energetic, Christina completed her BComm in Human Resources Management in 2019.
A vital asset to the Stoppler Hughes team, she never misses a detail, working closely with colleagues and clients to take on tasks that bring companies closer to their visions.
Scott knows better than anyone: Keen foresight empowers businesses to thrive.
As President and CEO of ECL Group, our sister company, he brings over 15 years of experience in strategic leadership, long-term vision building and HR development.
In his Partner role at Stoppler Hughes, Scott guides our team as we tailor dynamic, future-forward HR solutions. He holds his personal consultant certification and NAIT Business Administration diploma, providing business owners and entrepreneurs with strategies and tools to achieve their greatest contributions.
Kerrie Alanen, B.Comm, CPHR
Searching for new opportunities after a successful professional ballet career, Kerrie discovered her true calling as an HR professional. She witnessed gaps in workplace happiness, inspiring her to shape fulfillment and meaning in her clients’ professional and personal lives.
Excelling in human resources roles across Western Canada and beyond, Kerrie holds a BComm in HR from the University of Alberta and a Chartered Professional Human Resources (CPHR) certification. A lifelong learner, she is currently attaining her Certified Professional Co-active Coach (CPCC) and Associated Certified Coach (ACC) designations.
Kerrie’s HR expertise spans executive leadership development, coaching, recruitment, employee retention, hiring, onboarding, training and performance management. She loves the challenge of crossing over her skillsets to new industries, working with clients across engineering, healthcare, post-secondary education, marketing, safety, accounting, industrial distribution, law firms and sales, to name a few.
HR Business Partner
From her forward-thinking ideas to her refreshing enthusiasm, Louise’s passion for human resources is unsurpassed.
Bringing over 13 years of corporate experience across industries, she first discovered her talent for energizing the abilities of people and businesses while completing her HR diploma at MacEwan University. As HR Business Partner, Louise relentlessly searches for ways to uplift and enhance her clients’ companies, bringing her professional, kindhearted nature to build a strong rapport.
A focused and driven contributor, she jumps in wherever necessary to encourage a project’s success.
Andrea Maldonado, B.Comm
Andrea’s passion for human resources stems from her desire to build meaningful relationships with people while focusing on workplace happiness.
Specializing in a background of customer service, Andrea understands the importance of being able to anticipate, and deliver on, the needs of our clients. Through her genuine desire to work with people, she seeks out any opportunity to coach and develop individuals at all organizational levels and bring them closer to their goals.
With her experience, education, and passion for people, she brings nearly a decade of business experience where she became an expert in client service delivery and engagement. Andrea possesses a BComm in Human Resources from MacEwan University. She strives to continuously learn and expand her skill set to ensure that she can effectively respond to the diverse and unique needs of all her clients.