Dr. Trent
Kaufman

Senior Partner and CEO

Advises executive leadership and teams in business and social sectors to maximize performance and realize extraordinary results. Develops sophisticated systems to enable the use of performance data to maximize individual and team performance at organizations of varied purpose and form.

About Trent

Expertise

Strategy Consulting
Research and Analytics
Consumer Research
Organizational Transformation
Education Reform

Dr. Trent Kaufman is Co-founderPartner, and CEO of Cicero GroupTrent’s areas of expertise include K-12 education, quantitative and qualitative research methodology, performance management, strategy, and sales and marketing analytics.  Among his teams and clients, Trent is known for developing sophisticated systems to enable the use of performance data to maximize individual and team performance at organizations of varied purpose and form.

Prior to his time at Cicero, Trent was a Senior Consultant at Education Resource Strategies and the Buck Institute, and a process transformation lead at AT&T.  He also worked as a Research and Teaching Fellow at Harvard University and the Carnegie Corporation of New York.  Trent’s first “career” was in public education; he spent several years as a social studies teacher before becoming a high school principal.

Trent received a bachelor’s degree in Social Science, with an emphasis in Economics from Brigham Young University.  He earned a master’s degree in Education and Leadership from the University of California, Berkeley.  Trent earned a master’s degree in Policy Management and a doctorate in Performance Management from Harvard University.

Trent’s public service includes volunteer leadership positions with the Boy Scouts of America, church service, and advisory board roles with the Nike Innovation Fund, Strayer University, and High School Futures. 

Career Highlights

Founder, Education Direction
Research Fellow, Harvard University
Harvard University, PhD, MS
UC Berkeley, MS
Brigham Young University, BS Social Science

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