Hugh Molotsi is the founder and CEO of Ujama, a messaging platform for communities to connect,
communicate, and collaborate. Hugh also advises and invests in startups and is the co-author of The
Intrapreneur’s Journey, a book on how to develop a culture of innovation at large companies. In 2015,
Hugh concluded a 22-year career at Intuit where his last position was Engineering Fellow and Vice
President of Innovation. During his Intuit tenure, Hugh worked on QuickBooks and several other small
business offerings. Hugh has been a serial innovator and helped launch several new businesses at Intuit
including Intuit Payments. Hugh is passionate about grassroots innovation and “giving voice to good
ideas” wherever those ideas may come from.
In February 2019, Hugh was appointed as non-executive director to the board of Barloworld, a
multinational distributor of leading global brands headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Outside work, Hugh is committed to helping underserved youth. He has served on the board of All Star
Code, a prep program connecting young men of color to the tech industry and is the past president of
the Board of Directors of Fresh Lifelines for Youth, a nonprofit agency that runs programs for at-risk
Hugh holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University and a
Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering Technology from the University of Southern
Mississippi. Hugh is married to Michelle and is the proud father of two daughters.