BOSTON, MA — June 27, 2019 — Drift, the world’s leading conversational marketing platform, today announced that David Cancel has been recognized by Comparably as the Best CEO for Women in small and mid-size companies. In addition, Cancel ranked as one of the top ten CEOs for Diversity, and Drift was named to the Best Company for Professional Development and Best Leadership Teams lists. 

“I am honored and humbled by this recognition,” said David Cancel, CEO and founder of Drift. “We take great pride in being a diverse and inclusive place to work, where employees learn and thrive, and we’re thrilled to be recognized as a place that champions women, diversity and professional development.”

“It is also no surprise that our senior leadership team has been named one of the Best Leadership Teams in the country,” continued Cancel. “I feel privileged to work with everyone at Drift each day, and as a team there is nothing we can’t do to make our customers successful and to build a lasting company.” 

“Drift’s multiple Comparably Awards is a reflection of its outstanding leadership and opportunities for professional growth,” said Comparably CEO Jason Nazar. “David Cancel is praised by his employees for being an inspirational CEO with an unmatched focus on creating a workplace culture of transparency, collaboration, and inclusiveness.”

Comparably Awards are derived from sentiment ratings provided by employees who anonymously rated their employers on between June 7, 2018 through June 7, 2019. 

Drift’s recognition today follows similar awards in March, when it was named to the Best Companies in Boston and Best Company Outlooks lists. For more about Drift and open roles at the company, visit

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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