SOURCE: The Cicero Group

The Cicero Group

June 12, 2012 10:00 ET

Dr. Trent Kaufman Honored With Prestigious 40-Under-40 Award

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - Jun 12, 2012) - Dr. Trent Kaufman, a founder of Cicero Group (, has been recognized as one of Utah's most influential leaders under the age of forty. Dr. Kaufman has helped build the Cicero Group into one of the world's premier strategy, market research, and data analytics firms. Through his leadership, Cicero has grown more than 25% annually since its inception by investing in new technologies and processes to ensure clients are able to receive the most accurate and timely strategic direction.

Dr. Kaufman's recognition comes on the heels of Harvard Press publishing the results of his cutting-edge research, titled Collaborative School Improvement. The book is based on the repeated successes Kaufman's teams have experienced in helping school districts around the country implement meaningful student-learning reform. By using techniques perfected in private industry, Cicero's subsidiary Education Direction works with schools to better collect, analyze and apply data to help teachers make informed and individualized decisions about how each student will best learn.

"Trent Kaufman is not merely a brilliant strategist, he is an effective practitioner, consensus builder, and leader. And he is a dear friend," says Randy Shumway, CEO at Cicero Group. "This is an extremely well deserved recognition of Trent's contributions both professionally and socially."

Dr. Trent Kaufman is the Executive Vice President of the Cicero Group. He leads the company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Education Direction. Dr. Kaufman has a doctorate from Harvard University and a master's degree from U.C. Berkeley. His diverse background includes success as a school principal as well as being a strategic partner for a host of corporations, universities and school districts around the world. Trent's career began as a high school teacher in an inner-city school in Washington D.C.

About Cicero Group
Based in Salt Lake City, Cicero Group is one of the world's premier strategy and market research companies. With close to 200 employees, Cicero conducts primary research in 47 different countries and in 9 unique languages, providing data analytics and strategy consulting for a host of leading, global organizations. Cicero delivers the answers to clients' most critical and strategic questions. For additional information, visit or call 801-456-6700.

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