Todd Defren

Founding Partner

Todd Defren is globally recognized as a social media and public relations innovator, thinker and lecturer. Defren is the founding partner of SHIFT Communications, an integrated communications firm named as an Agency of the Year (SABRE Awards) in 2013. Defren is the visionary behind the Social Media Release and Social Media Newsrooms used today by brands such as Ford and Cisco. He is also a co-founder and former board member of the Social Media Club, a PRWeek “40 Under 40” honoree, and was referred to as a “Social Media Marketing Master” in Mashable.
Two truths and a lie (we’ll never tell): Todd was a high school cheerleader…Todd started his career while on welfare…Todd was instrumental in re-introducing werewolves to Yosemite National Park.
Motto: “Onward.”