Ryan Lawrence Named General Counsel at Shift

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November 08, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shift Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SFT), a leading end-to-end auto ecommerce platform transforming the used car industry with a technology-driven, hassle-free customer experience, announced today the appointment of Ryan Lawrence as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.

“We are very excited to welcome Ryan as the newest member of Shift’s senior management team,” said Jeff Clementz, Shift’s President. “His broad legal experience and breadth of knowledge will be instrumental in accelerating Shift’s growth.”

Lawrence brings to the position over fifteen years of leadership experience across a large international law firm and multiple public companies. Most recently, he served as Deputy General Counsel, Corporate at Cushman & Wakefield and was previously Partner in the Corporate and Securities Group at Mayer Brown LLP. Lawrence’s in-house experience also includes Assistant General Counsel at Royal Caribbean and Chief Legal Officer at Textura, where he led the legal effort in its 2013 IPO and sale to Oracle in 2016. Lawrence earned his J.D. from University of Illinois Chicago School of Law and B.S. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

"I am delighted to join the Shift team and lead its legal organization in this exciting phase of the company’s trajectory,” said Lawrence. “Shift is completely reimagining what the used car buying and selling experience looks like, and I look forward to continuing to build on that innovation.”

Lawrence’s appointment was effective Nov. 1, 2021.

About Shift
Shift is a leading end-to-end auto ecommerce platform transforming the used car industry with a technology-driven, hassle-free customer experience. Shift’s mission is to make car purchase and ownership simple — to make buying or selling a used car fun, fair, and accessible to everyone. Shift provides comprehensive, digital solutions throughout the car ownership lifecycle: finding the right car, having a test drive brought to you before buying the car, a seamless digitally-driven purchase transaction including financing and vehicle protection products, an efficient, digital trade-in/sale transaction, and a vision to provide high-value support services during car ownership. For more information, please visit www.shift.com.

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