Workflow efficiency is at the heart of everything we do
Something magical happens when we show your staff how to use technology to perform their job better and faster. First, they get excited: “Hey, that’s cool!” Next they begin to talk about their technology improvements with other people: “Look what we can do!” Before you know it, they become innovators. They start finding other ways to use technology to perform their job better and faster. At Trumpet, we love to make people so enthusiastic about technology that they ‘trumpet’ and share with others.
Our purpose: to help people enjoy the way they work.
How Trumpet hits the high notes
Since 1999, we’ve been providing custom workflow solutions to financial advisory and legal firms. Our team doesn’t just provide another piece of software. We’ve developed a specific methodology and collection of tools that transform your business.
Fast, friendly support
We’re a technology partner that speaks your language. When you work with us, you can count on our team to be responsive, helpful, and leave you smiling.
Trumpet knows every business has unique needs and processes, so we design custom solutions that give you everything you need and nothing you don’t. In short, we make technology work the way you do.®
Trusted partner relationships
Trumpet does more than just implement software. We create lasting partnerships with our clients to help improve your workflow now and as your business evolves.
Meet the team
As Trumpet's CEO, Kevin excels at creating barely-contained chaos. Kevin's specialty is thinking about things sideways, and coming up with non-obvious, yet beautiful solutions to challenges.
When he's not busy helping the Trumpet team innovate, Kevin enjoys taking long (really long) mountain bike rides and playing basketball with his family. He's also crazy tall.
Co-Founder, Director of Innovation
Jo loves learning about interesting problems and how people are solving them. Jo is well known for connecting people and ideas and is a great catalyst (moo!) to change. Where some people see the world through rose-colored glasses, Jo sees the world through processes.
When Jo isn't hanging out with her family, Jo's favorite hobbies are being anywhere outdoors and coming up with new business ideas – just for fun!
VP of People and Operations
Tia is our VP of People and Operations. She's been a part of the Trumpet team since 2006. Tia and Trumpet share a mutual love for helping people enjoy the way they work. She thrives on designing internal processes, tools and strategies to help us better serve our customers, and creating an engaging, productive work environment for her team members.
Tia is "mostly" an Arizona native and proud ASU Sun Devil and Green Bay Packer fan. She loves to travel and is always dreaming about that next destination - 23 countries, 32 states and counting! She and her husband Matt live in the heart of Phoenix with their adorable toddler, Evan, and two large and lovable mutts, Lacy and Jordy. They are excited to welcome another little boy into the world in January 2020!
VP of Sales, Marketing, & Product
Ryan brings 4 years of experience in an RIA to Trumpet, Inc. He has a passion for RIA technology and operations, and loves discussing the latest trends and challenges with RIA firms.
He is a graduate of Arizona State University and enjoys sports, the outdoors, spending time on his family farm in North Dakota and helping local non-profit organizations, including Gabriel's Angels where he is currently serving as the Finance Chair for the Board of Young Professionals. Ryan spends his spare time playing softball, playing football, golfing, and bowling (and has even bowled two 300 games!).
Director of Customer Success
Shannon has a passion for puzzles and loves a good challenge. She joined the Trumpet team at the start of 2016 with an enthusiastic drive for providing excellent customer support. Shannon is responsible for ensuring that every customer we serve receives a Trumpet Class Experience. Shannon is a proud mother of three (…cats), and likes relaxing after work by watching Star Trek or playing video games with her husband Derek on their custom-built gaming PCs (no, she's not ashamed to call herself a nerd). Shannon also loves traveling to enjoy nature and meet new people.
Channel Manager & Sales Executive
Angela joins our team with a natural curiosity. Ever since she was little, she always wondered how things operated and why things were made the way there were. Luckily she had parents who helped foster this wonder of the world and allowed her to explore everything, including taking apart a graphing calculator in the 5th grade. This curiosity has allowed her to work in many industries and gain quite a diverse background before coming to Trumpet. She is able to work with people to figure out what an issue may be and to offer creative solutions. This curiosity helps her understand a client’s needs and she loves to make what may seem impossible, happen. She enjoys learning about the world around her, doing puzzles, reading almost anything, spending time with her family and friends (no matter where they may be) and hanging out with the dog.
Senior Advisor and SCRUM Master
Andrea brings over a decade of advisor consulting and project management experience to Trumpet and serves as our lead trainer. She skillfully navigates clients through the process of adopting new technology, revolutionizes firms by listening to their pain points and steers them through workflow processes and procedures to find efficiency and improvements.
Andrea's cheerful, dynamic approach (fueled by gallons of Coca-Cola) injects a shot of adrenaline for technology junkies, and for those less tech savvy or reluctant adopters, transforms them into skillful users. She's an avid sports fan and University of Missouri alum (M-I-Z-Z-O-U!).
Emma brings stellar customer service and operations experience as Trumpet's Operations Manager. Fun-loving and to-the-point, her attention to detail and follow through make her well equipped for ensuring a top-notch Trumpet experience.
Emma loves to travel and be with friends and family but nothing beats a day at home chasing around her toddler, working on house projects, or cooking with her husband. She lives in Phoenix with her husband, daughter, and their two beloved dogs.
Jackie traded snowy winters on the east coast for beautiful Arizona "because you can't shovel sunshine!" She is a natural born problem-solver that loves connecting the dots. She thrives in a fast-paced environment and puts her communication super powers to use in order to ensure the best customer experience possible. Outside of work, Jackie loves to be outside hiking, biking and camping. She also finds time for her first love (ice hockey) and her Little Sister (in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program).
Support Manager and Trainer
Dan spent his entire life in Virginia Beach, VA until he was lured to the desert of Phoenix to work for Trumpet in the Spring of 2013. He received his BS in Computer Science from Old Dominion University, and has been in software development, systems management, and software support roles since the Kansas City Royals won the World Series (the first time). His current role as Support Manager allows him to do a few of his favorite things – solving problems, helping people, and working with some very cool and talented folks.
Dan describes himself as “A disciple of Christ, a husband, a father, an amateur guitar player, a pretty decent youth baseball coach, and a wickedly mild-mannered guy that can carry on full conversations with nothing but movie quotes.”
Customer Support Specialist
Ryan cannot get enough of a good mystery, be it a classic whodunnit or a challenging puzzle. He brings that same passion to Trumpet by hunting down the correct solutions for our clients. He is at his best when he is learning something new and able to share that knowledge with others.
Ryan grew up in the shadow of Mt. Rainier and developed a love for all things outdoors. He received his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University. When not hard at work supporting Trumpet's clients, Ryan spends his time with his wife and 2 kids - with one more on the way, gaming (board and video) with his friends, and dabbles as a writer.
Client Service and Office Administrator
Mariann is a graduate of Arizona State University. Go Sun Devils! She was originally born in Hungary and immigrated with her family to the United States of America when she was young. Prior to moving to Phoenix, Arizona, she lived in St. Louis, Missouri, and also attended St. Louis University for the first two years of her college career. She speaks Hungarian and at times has a unique accent often associated with the East Coast states.
Mariann is very passionate in being detail oriented and analytical. Her thought process brings superior customer service to the Trumpet team. She enjoys spending time watching her son race in swim meets and relaxing with her husband watching Sci-Fi movies. She also enjoys being the director of Children’s Ministry at her church. The wildest member of her family is her cat, MJ. She was an abandoned cat that picked her family two years ago and now she is the queen of our house.
Carin (kuh-RINN) is a Silicon Valley native and a second-generation bookkeeper, who grew up categorizing and counting things. It may seem like an unlikely juxtaposition, but Carin combines no-nonsense pragmatism with creativity and passion in the same way she hates mornings but loves breakfast. When she's not working from her home office, her insatiable curiosity leads her to a variety of interests - from learning a new language, to DIY projects, to travel. As a bookkeeper, teammate or friend, she has a tenacious, mama-bear quality about her that lets you know she’s looking out for you.