Founder & CEO

Chad Hickey is Founder and CEO of Givsly. Headquartered in New York City, Givsly is a for-purpose company built around the belief that as the world around us evolves, so should our options to create social impact. While business professionals juggle many day-to-day tasks, creating social impact should not be perceived as an additional burden. Instead, Givsly develops new ways of creating impact by thinking differently about how your current everyday tasks and resources can give back. Givsly introduces a portfolio of ways for professionals to give back, while doing business. Partners can utilize meeting time to raise money for nonprofits through the Givsly platform or get out in community with clients through planned Givsly experiences. Whichever path you choose, Givsly strives to make social impact simple but impactful.

Prior to launching Givsly, Chad spent 17 years of his career in the advertising industry leading revenue-driven sales teams with a focus on mobile, location data and measurement. Most recently, Chad led sales at Placed, the leader in offline attribution and a company acquired by Snap, Inc. in 2017. Before joining Placed, Chad spent over five years leading global revenue at GroundTruth (formerly xAd). During his time at GroundTruth, Chad launched the national sales team and grew revenues to over $100 million annually across North America, Europe and Asia. Other previous employers include IAC and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s digital division,

An Arkansas native, Chad has lived in New York City for the past eleven years and shares his midtown apartment with his dog Minnie.

Judging panel

Andre Campbell

Partnership Lead
Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team

Reuben Turner

creative partner & founder
GOOD Agency

Dorinda Walker

Cultural Solutions Group

Sara Porritt

Senior Director of Integrated Media Planning

Clare Phillips

Director of Social Purpose

Thomas Kolster

Mr. Goodvertising, author, speaker & critic

Jeffrey Whitford

Head of Global Corporate Responsibility and Life Science Branding

Chad Hickey

Founder & CEO

Lorey Zlotnick

Chief Marketing Officer
Team Rubicon