TBI celebrates notable industry leaders and professionals making an impact in telecom. Learn more about Woman of the Channel, Heather Stene, from Verizon.
Heather Stene leads Commercial Channel Operations for Verizon Business Group. With responsibility for channel program management in service to VBG’s sales leaders and partner stakeholders, her team manages program strategy and execution, the partner ecosystem, and performance analysis.
In her 25+ years of industry experience, Heather has led teams with increasing responsibility spanning sales, engineering, channel marketing, sales operations, and product management. Throughout her career, she has consistently delivered on results while focusing on the customer and partner experience.
Heather holds a B.S. in Management from Purdue University. As an avid reader, special education advocate, and football fan, Heather enjoys volunteering in her kids’ school activities . She and her family live in the greater Indiana area.
What do you love about your job?
First the people, I love the people I work with at Verizon and the partner community. Second, I love the diversity and challenge of developing, delivering, and managing a successful program.
What do you like about working with TBI?
TBI is a highly respected, successful business partner and trusted advisor. TBI’s team members are always a pleasure to work with.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. - Benjamin Franklin
What is a key tidbit you give to others?
Be an authentic leader who is genuine and true to what you believe in. Lead with consistent values, and with your heart, as well as your head.
Favorite vacation/getaway destination?I would split between Disneyworld and St. Thomas. Disney brings me joy and St. Thomas brings me peace.
Do you have a goal outside of your career that you'd like to achieve?
Guidance and resources for teachers and schools that support education for children with learning disabilities.
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