We are thrilled to announce that our CEO Trevor Kaufman has been selected as the 2020 winner of the “Martech Hero” award from The Drum. This category recognizes the individual who has demonstrated extraordinary excellence, innovation and thought leadership in advancing the utilization and impact of marketing technology, and is widely known as being forward-thinking and able to drive progress across their organization.
The Drum’s B2B awards were developed to highlight the unsung heroes of the marketing communication disciplines, and to present a platform of recognition for companies and individuals’ contribution in transforming businesses and the lives of millions.
Trevor has successfully led the company through rapid growth and global expansion, which has led us to become the top provider of subscription commerce solutions in the market. Trevor joined Piano, when it was originally formed as Tinypass in 2012, and took on the name Piano over the course of several acquisitions led by Trevor, including Piano Media (2016), Newzmate (2018), and most recently, Cxense (2019). This strategy has helped us achieve a near 300% growth rate in the past 18 months.
Most recently, when many tech leaders struggled when COVID-19 sent most employees into uncertainty, as well as work-from-home lockdowns; Trevor met this challenge head on. During the initial onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, as Piano teams dispersed to work remotely, Trevor took it upon himself to connect one-on-one with all 350+ employees globally. He believes in collaboration, and is always willing to make himself available to any employee who needs support or wants to chat. Piano’s employee retention rates are incredibly high for a reason, stemming from the culture Trevor has built.