BOSTON, MA – May 9, 2019 – Drift, the world’s leading conversational marketing platform, today announced that its co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Elias Torres, has been recognized as one of Comparably’s Best Engineering Leaders.

“When Elias and I founded Drift, we wanted to create an entirely new buying experience that was geared towards the customer,” said David Cancel, co-founder and CEO of Drift. “Elias has and his team have helped make this possible — and this is an award the whole team should be proud of.”

Since co-founding Drift, Elias has helped build the company to over 250 people, launched the conversational marketing category and created a platform that is used by over 50,000+ businesses. The company has also been recognized on lists including: the Forbes Cloud 100, LinkedIn’s Top 50 Startups, Entrepreneur’s Top Company Cultures, Battery Ventures Best Places to Work and Boston Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in Boston.

“It’s an honor to be named a top engineering leader by Comparably,” said Elias Torres. “I’m incredibly proud of what we have done to build an enduring company, and we’re just getting started. I can’t wait to see what is next.”

Comparably’s Best Sales Leaders List is derived from sentiment ratings provided by engineering employees nationwide.

About Drift

Drift is the new way businesses buy from businesses. With its quickly evolving set of tools and playbooks, Drift is the world’s leading conversational marketing platform, trusted by top enterprise businesses like Ellie Mae, GrubHub, InVision, Marketo, MongoDB, Okta, Outreach, Eventbrite, Vidyard, and over 50,000+ other businesses. Sales and marketing teams rely on Drift to connect now with the customers who are ready to buy now. Based in Boston, Drift was founded by serial marketing technology entrepreneurs David Cancel and Elias Torres and is backed by leading venture capitalists including CRV, General Catalyst, and Sequoia. Learn more at

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