Matthew Rivard, Head of Strategy and Product Acceleration at Google

Matthew Rivard leads teams responsible for developing and supporting our go-to-market product and activation strategy for Google & YouTube’s suite of advertising and measurement solutions. Rivard joined Google in 2010 and has held a variety of roles in a number of different areas including analytics, research & sales team management. Prior to Google he worked in both Engineering and product development roles. Matthew graduated from the University of Western with a BESc in Software Engineering and holds multiple patents in the areas of paid and organic search.


Brett Reed, Head of Talent and People at SnapTravel

Brett leads Talent and People at Snaptravel, a hypergrowth startup in the travel and machine learning space that has driven over $150MM in revenue over messaging. In the last 2 years since joining the team as Employee #10, Brett has helped scale Snaptravel to over 140 people across 4 countries, building and scaling both the Talent and HR processes to enable high-performing teams. Prior to Snaptravel, Brett led Talent teams at Bell and in the agency recruitment space.


Who can attend?

You should only register for this First Fridays if you are a founder, executive, or employee at your startup and directly involved in decision-making around hiring, culture, and people operations. The learnings will be applicable to startups of all sizes, from early stage through scaleup

Where and When

Friday November 1, 2019 - Doors open at 8:30 AM, Content starts at 9:30 AM, Event ends at 12:30 PM
111 Richmond Street, 9th Floor - Google, Toronto

Please follow signs to the 9th floor

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