Founder and CEO
Chad Hickey is Founder and CEO of Givsly. Headquartered in New York City, Givsly is a purpose-driven advertising and marketing solution that drives better business results through giving back to communities. By utilizing Givsly’s suite of solutions, users are able to drive business outcomes while achieving social and environmental commitments and expectations. Since its launch in April 2020, Givsly’s platform has generated over 1.5 million dollars in impact to more than 390 nonprofits. The software was recognized in Fast Company’s “World Changing Ideas Awards 2021.
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.