Matt Restivo

hi there…

I’m Matt Restivo– currently the head of Digital Product at the National Hockey League. This includes the NHL GameCenter app,, all the team sites, and connected devices. We’re focused on providing a great experience for the hockey fan on the go, on the couch, and at the arena.

While at ESPN, Matt Restivo emerged as one of the pioneers in the mobile Notifications space. Matt helped the most important sports app in market more than double its addressable audience size and vastly improved personalization.

  • subscriber growth from 11mm -> 25mm
  • refocused our editorial strategy on teams
  • built our alerts api
  • evangelized a new means of messaging
  • one of the first brands to launch notifications on android, wp
  • the relationship between editorial, sales, and engineering teams
  • I was previously a web and mobile web developer, and the product manager for ESPN Passport. Matt, a born and raised New Yawker, graduated from Siena College with a BS in Computer Science and a minor in Business.

    I occasionally write blog posts, but can be found hopping around New York City on foursquare, and active on both twitter, and facebook. For fun, I occasionally do marathons, triathlons, record funny covers of songs, and ski.