Meet our new team members!


Wattpad is growing fast. With over 10 million uploads and 15 million monthly users, a big part of our focus is building the team to make our product even better. So, today is a big day as we announce three new hires: Candice, Charles, and Ashleigh.

Candice Faktor is coming onboard in the newly created role of General Manager. Candice arrives by way of Torstar Digital where she was both a co-founder and the VP of Corporate Development & New Ventures. Her experience is too lengthy for this short blog post, but let’s just say that at Wattpad Candice will be leading our content, community, marketing and BD teams, as well as driving our corporate development efforts.

Charles Chan, formerly the Director of Core Systems at Kobo is Wattpad’s new Head of Engineering. We’re extremely excited to have Charles leading up our rapidly growing dev team. He will be jumping in with his extensive R&D management experience to continue scaling our engineering organization.

We’re also incredibly pleased to have Ashleigh Gardner taking over as Head of Content. Ashleigh will be a real asset helping authors to connect with readers through the millions stories uploaded on Wattpad. As the former Director of Content Management at Kobo, Ashleigh has extensive publishing know-how, and she’s excited to continue working with writers through our net-native community.

Besides those great additions, we’re still hiring for plenty of other positions and would love to have you join our hardworking team:!