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Deborah Mcfarlane

Deborah Mcfarlane
Deborah has over 20 years of experience in executive human resource roles with US-based and global operations. She serves as the Chief People Officer for EmployBridge, the largest light industrial staffing firm in the U.S., placing 400,000+ contract employees in jobs annually and delivering workforce solutions for businesses across the supply chain. In her role, she leads people strategies to centralize and standardize the HR organization to enhance engagement and support operational transformation, while driving individual performance and leadership accountability to accelerate the company’s growth vision and expansion activities. Prior to EmployBridge, Deborah served as head of human resources for HD Supply Facilities Maintenance, a $3 billion enterprise with approximately 6,000 associates across North America. During her eighteen-year tenure, she provided executive-level vision, strategy, and execution of human resource and business agendas that elevated service performance and top-line growth – receiving the CEO Award for Leadership for her contributions. Deborah began her HR career at Home Depot Canada, where she contributed as a critical business executive, trusted advisor, and change ambassador, supporting CEOs, presidents, cross-division executives, and stakeholders. Mcfarlane holds a bachelor's in arts degree from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada.

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Nava Raises $20M to Reinvent the Employee Benefits Brokerage

Nava, a new kind of employee benefits brokerage, announced today that it raised a $20 million round of financing from Thrive Capital, an investment firm that...