Susan Thomas Honored as Agency Leader of the Year by PRSA Silicon Valley

Win Recognizes 10Fold CEO’s Vision, Team Development, and Outstanding Client Service

SAN FRANCISCO, March 3, 2020 — 10Fold CEO Susan Thomas has been named the winner of the Agency Leader of the Year award by PRSA Silicon Valley. The award is bestowed on leaders who demonstrate vision, innovation and industry leadership in delivering exceptional performance for clients and building a strong agency culture. The win in PRSA’s inaugural Spotlight Competition follows a February announcement of three 10Fold agency wins: an Agency of the Year award (“Stevie”) from American Business Publishing, an Agency of the Year award from PR News, and an Agency Elite award from PR News.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by PRSA Silicon Valley,” said Thomas. “This award is really a tribute to having a phenomenal team with the dedication to drive amazing client results. I’m proud to share this honor with them, and I salute the other very deserving finalists nominated.”

Thomas is best known for delivering creative thought-leadership strategies to support high-growth B2B technology companies. 10Fold, now in its 25th year, rose to the top eight percent of all public relations agencies in the U.S. (IBIS Research, 2019), and one of the largest independently owned agencies to support exclusively B2B tech companies. Thomas has won a dozen awards for her leadership, and 10Fold has won more than 50 awards for creative programs, execution of client PR campaigns and initiatives, service excellence, and achieving recognition as a “best place to work.”

Thomas built the agency on a guarantee of performance and results against its client plans – a first for public relations agencies and an approach emulated by few agencies today. Under her leadership, 10Fold has supported large global brands such as Brocade, Comcast, Itron, Vodafone, and Xerox, as well as privately held startups that have achieved record-setting exits, such as AppDynamics, Brocade, Nimble Storage, and ProofPoint.

Thomas has also been a long-time advocate of service and donations to charities and nonprofit organizations. For example, 10Fold’s own Media Shark Tank 2019 event raised $22,000 for Baykeeper, a nonprofit that protects San Francisco Bay Area waterways.  Thomas serves on boards for Heritage Community Bank, Emporia State University, and Wichita State University and was the former vice chairman of the Board of Directors for the YMCA Contra Costa County.

The PRSA Silicon Valley Spotlight Awards recognize the Valley’s top agency and in-house talent. Nominees were recognized at the November 13, 2019, Media Predicts Gala & Awards Ceremony, and winners were announced on February 24.

About 10Fold Communications 
10Fold is a leading North American integrated communications agency, designed to create thought leadership and build brand value for deep-technology companies. Among the top eight percent of all public relations agencies in the United States (IBIS Research, 2019), 10Fold headquarters are in San Francisco, with regional offices in Walnut Creek, San Diego and Capistrano Beach, California; Austin, Texas; and Denver, Colorado.  

10Fold has supported more than 400 complex technology companies in the application development, DevOps, big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cybersecurity, enterprise software, mobile, semiconductor, cloud, networking and storage industries. The agency is honored to have won more than 50 national awards.  For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Gary Good
10Fold Communications
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