Trent Bigelow is Cofounder and CEO of Abound, the independent benefits API for those serving independent workers. Abound’s developer-friendly API enables our partners to quickly and effortlessly embed benefits into their products, setting aside enough to cover taxes, retirement, healthcare, insurance, PTO, and more. Trent leads the company’s strategy to increase wealth and wellness for 68 million self-employed Americans, unlocking access to independent benefits in an easy, affordable, and compliant way that works for everyone.
Outside of Abound, Trent serves as a Beachheads Advisor to New Zealand Trade & Enterprise, the New Zealand government’s international business development agency. Trent is also a member of the Aspen Institute’s Benefits21 leadership group in its work to modernize the design and delivery of benefits to ensure the financial security and economic dignity of all workers.
Years of freelancing as a User Experience Researcher gave him a first-hand understanding of the challenges facing independent workers and those that pay them.