Dr. Trent

Senior Vice President

About Trent


  • Strategy Consulting
  • Research & Analytics
  • Organizational Transformation
  • Consumer Research
  • Education Reform

Trent Kaufman is respected globally for developing sophisticated systems to enable the use of performance data to maximize individual and team performance at organizations of varied purpose and form.

Education & Career Highlights

Prior to becoming a leader in organizational design and transformation and founding Ed Direction, Trent Kaufman’s first career was in public education. He began as a social studies teacher in Washington D.C. before becoming a high school principal in the Bay Area of California. 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, a master’s degree in Policy Management, and a doctorate in Performance Management from Harvard University. He also worked as a Research and Teaching Fellow at Harvard University and the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

He is a leading author of two best-selling books regarding organizational transformation.

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