Matt Burns

CHRO; Co-Host of HR Leaders LIVE online show and podcast; Most Innovative Use of HR Technology Award Winner, Canadian HR Awards 2017


During his 20-year professional journey, Matt has supported global public organizations in North America, Europe, Asia and South America, across multiple industries.

He’s presently Head of HR for the Canadian segment of a global retailer and leads a team that was recently recognized for the: ‘Most Innovative Use of HR Technology’ in Canada.

Matt is passionate about innovation, technology & collaboration. Through sharing thought leadership, he developed a LinkedIn audience of over 30,000 in 3 months, regularly tackling challenges facing the HR profession, while also sharing his vision for the future.

He is the Co-Host of HR Leaders LIVE, a weekly Youtube series dedicated to HR leaders, and is launching his own podcast, #theintersect in October bringing together purpose-driven professionals from across disciplines to discuss & solve complex problems related to workplace culture & technology.

In addition to his work with the global HR community, Matt serves on a number of Advisory Boards with vendors that serve HR, where he brings expertise in the areas of strategy, innovation, marketing, technology & sales. Matthew has an MBA from Simon Fraser University, and Graduate Certificates in Strategic Human Resources & Public Relations from Royal Roads University.

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