Susan Thomas

Susan Thomas is a B2B tech marketing executive best known for her ability to deliver creative thought leadership strategies to support high-growth companies. Founder of 10Fold, Susan built the agency to become one of the top 10 independently owned PR agencies on the West Coast focused on B2B deep technologies. Susan has won nearly a dozen awards for her leadership and 10Fold has won more than 35 awards of excellence. 10Fold clients include Brocade, Comcast, CA, Nimble Storage, Seagate and Vodafone, as well as 350+ IPO-bound venture-funded startups including AppDynamics. Susan's business has enjoyed support from venture capitalists including Battery Ventures, Foundation Capital, Intel Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, and Sequoia Capital. Under Susan's leadership, 10Fold has established a history of repeat clients, and 65% of current business is with executives that hired 10Fold in a prior role. Helping to create billions in corporate valuations, 10Fold helps strategically set companies apart. Prior to 10Fold, Susan was a manager for Sybase (acquired by SAP) where she was responsible for visibility of core System 10 product lines. Prior to Sybase, Susan was with MemorexTelex, helping the company communicate with its investor, analyst and media. Before Susan left, she managed a budget of more than $2 Million and reported to the Chief Financial Officer of this global, $2 Billion corporate entity. Susan is on the advisory board for Heritage Commerce Bank and was the prior Vice Chairman for YMCA East Bay Board of Directors. Susan has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Business and a Master of Arts in IO Psychology from the University of Tulsa. Susan has continuing education credits from Execrank, Institute for Women's Leadership and te Strozzi Institute and Susan has been a member of Vistage since 2006. Susan and her family enjoy supporting charities and spending time together.