Names Paul Calento Chief Executive Officer

New Jersey-Based Martech Firm Doubles Down on Programmatic and Specialized Category Advertising, the benchmark standard for delivering scalable and proven advertising programs for highly regulated markets company that delivers scalable and proven advertising programs for highly regulated markets, today announced that Paul Calento will replace co-founder Miles Dennison as CEO. Dennison will continue to play an active role shaping the company’s strategy as President, focused on programmatically-delivered video advertising.

Calento co-founded Cannavu in April 2019. In October 2019, he became CMO and COO of Trion, which is CannaVu’s parent company, while still running CannaVu. As CEO of Trion, Calento will be tasked with growing the parent company’s business, launching new products and advertising brands, fostering partnerships and expanding profitability. Prior to co-founding Cannavu, Calento was CEO of AI Prime, a company that utilizes artificial intelligence technology to improve performance marketing. He remains a member of its board of directors. He also co-founded TriVu Video, which was acquired by Adknowledge in 2014 and previously in senior and executive management roles in technology media.

“Now is the right time to pass the baton as leader of Trion,” said Miles Dennison. “I’m confident that Paul has the right skills to ensure Trion’s continued success and growth. I look forward to continuing to grow the company with Trion’s other leadership team under Paul’s direction.”

Calento will direct and execute the strategic plan for growing the established digital advertising technology platform to improve direct-to-consumer advertising via artificial intelligence, machine learning and access to premium media supply. He will help advertisers in unregulated markets such as pharma, alcohol, health/wellness, and cannabis/CBD connect to new audiences carefully, cautiously and effectively.

Part of Calento’s mission as CEO will be to cement Cannavu’s leadership position as the leading expert in regulatory-compliant advertising. He has been with Trion since its inception and has accelerated the growth of its footprint in the U.S.

“With Miles Dennison at the helm, our solidified our position as the leader in restricted category advertising, dramatically expanded our programmatic footprint and grew market share in the era of COVID,” said Calento. “The footprint of our CannaVu and Trion brands, combined with expected changes to the regulatory landscape of several of our focus areas, will power unprecedented growth for our customers, partners and shareholders”

About CannaVu

CannaVu, a portfolio company, is the largest curated collection of compliant advertising for Canna-/CBD marketers. Its solution provides advertisers the ability to purchase digital advertising across display, mobile, and video advertising. Programs run through the CannaVu Advertising Accelerator meet and exceed state and federal requirements, across placements, targeting and offers, leveraging a best-in-class “Code of Conduct.” More information is available at

About Trion is the benchmark standard for delivering scalable and proven advertising programs for highly regulated markets. Within its growing portfolio, CannaVu is the largest curated collection of compliant advertising for Canna-/CBD marketers, with an ability to deliver programs in-platform, via managed service and programmatically. Trion Interactive is the leading mobile advertising platform specializing in CPG, QSR, retail, lottery, tourism, healthcare and foot traffic/footfall campaigns. Specialized inventory available through the supply side platform and integrated with leading demand side platforms (DSPs). More information at and