About Luc Levesque
At the age of 21, Luc Levesque founded TravelPod, the world’s first travel blogging platform. 10 years later, TravelPod was acquired by Expedia. While at Expedia, Luc led the creation of two award-winning products: TripWow and the Traveler IQ Challenge.
Luc then served as an executive at TripAdvisor, where he built and led the growth team which helped TripAdvisor become the world’s largest travel site. Luc was then recruited by Mark Zuckerberg to Facebook where he was an executive and led the creation of Messenger Kids.
Luc is currently the Chief Growth Officer at Shopify and also advises companies like Canva, Twitter, Pinterest, and Patreon. He has been a guest speaker at Harvard University, has been featured in the New York Times and was awarded the International Executive of the Year Award and the Forty Under 40 Award by the Ottawa Business Journal.
Press & Awards
20VC: Shopify’s VP of Growth on Why Standalone Growth Teams Operate More Efficiently than Integrated Ones - July 2022
"Canadian growth hacker Luc Levesque takes senior post at Facebook" – The Globe and Mail, Sept 2017
Executive of the Year Award – IBA (2014)
Outstanding Achievement – WebAwards (2011)
Forty Under 40 – Ottawa Business Journal (2008)