Founder & CEO
Givsly

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, ajc.com.

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

Clare Phillips

Director of Social Purpose
ITV

Drew Murray

Co-founder
Team UnLimbited

Natasha Dickinson

Director of Marketing Communications
British Red Cross

Reuben Turner

creative partner & founder
GOOD Agency

Kalli Swaik

Head of Asia & New Markets
Ben & Jerry's

Dorinda Walker

CEO
Cultural Solutions Group

Rupen Desai

Global CMO
Dole Packaged Foods

Sara Porritt

Senior Director of Integrated Media Planning
OMD

Parnil Sarin

Global Brand Director
Unilever

Dora Nikols

PR & Social Purpose Specialist
Social Mission

Thomas Kolster

Mr. Goodvertising, author, speaker & critic
Goodvertising

Farah Ramzan Golant

Chief Executive
kyu EMEA

Jeffrey Whitford

Head of Global Corporate Responsibility and Life Science Branding
MilliporeSigma

Chad Hickey

Founder & CEO
Givsly

Lorey Zlotnick

Chief Marketing Officer
Team Rubicon

Andre Campbell

Partnership Lead
Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team

Laurie Boult

Executive Fundraising Director
Age UK

Ben Essen

Chief Strategy Officer
iris

Harriet Kingaby

Co-chair
The Conscious Advertising Network

Leila Fataar

Founder
Platform13

Joshua Lowcock

EVP, Chief Digital & Innovation Officer
UM Worldwide

Fernando Desouches

Managing Director
New Macho