Sylvia is the VP of Growth & Analytics at 500px, a premier online community for discovering, sharing, buying and selling inspiring photography. Home to 7M+ photographers and 65M+ photos, 500px recently closed a $13 million expansion round and is backed by Andreessen Horowitz.
Prior to 500px, Sylvia held roles at Google, eBay, ScribbleLive, and OANDA. At Google Sylvia led a cross-functional team of "data hackers" on their Global Center of Excellence for SMB marketing. She received the Google Global Marketing Organization Gold and Platinum Awards for her work there, which included building an online marketing analytics platform from the ground up. At eBay she worked on user acquisition and retention programs, including optimizing eBay Canada's $7M internet marketing program and contributing to eBay's Best Match sort algorithm.
In 2009 Sylvia founded Charity CHAMPS, a nonprofit dedicated to involving youth in micro-giving, now a part of Summerhill Impact. She currently provides career mentorship to new immigrants and is proud that one of her Google mentees was recently named a Forbes Top 30 under 30.
Sylvia has a Masters in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern and looks forward to discussing all things data and growth with the GrowthHackers community.
She will be live on March 31 from 930 AM PT for one and a half hours during which she will answer as many questions as possible.