Shantell Thomas

Information & Communications Technology

communications Effective Communication partnerships Marketing

Durham, North Carolina, United States

Shantell Thomas

Girl Raised In The South (GRITS)


Shantell never met a stranger! You'll agree when meeting her. She instantaneously connects to your sense of humanity. She fervently believes that the tapestry of our lives has interwoven pieces. This innate character is measurably responsible for her success in the field of technology, marketing with companies like IBM, Qlik, Cisco and currently - Lenovo.

More than anything, she’s a creator at heart, which has served her well as a Technology Marketer, and more recently as the visionary behind the GRITSyall brand, which was created to use her life as a mirror for others to move toward their own destiny – on winding, crooked or straight pathways.

These pathways have provided opportunities for her to contribute at major conferences, such as iBTechCon2019, BITCON and the City of Fayetteville as their Keynote Speaker, as well as recognition as a "45 Under 45" Alumni at her alma mater, Saint Augustine's University.

By day, Shantell is driving marketing strategy for companies in the Lenovo partner ecosystem and, like most mothers and wives, by nightfall, she's trying to figure out what's for dinner!