TBI celebrates notable industry leaders and professionals making an impact in telecom. Learn more about Woman of the Channel, Linda Cole, from Verizon.
Based in Denver, Colorado, Linda manages eight national Partner Managers who support 19 Master Agents across the U.S. under the Verizon Partner Program. Prior to this assignment that began in December of 2019, Linda led a Verizon Business Markets Channel Sales Team spanning a 10-state region in the Western U.S. She has extensive experience in sales, management, marketing, finance, and business development functions in the telecommunications & music technology industries.
Linda received a BS degree in Organizational Management from Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois, and has a Master’s in Management degree in Marketing and International Business from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
What do you love about your job?
I love building relationships with our Partners and their clients. My ultimate objective is to ensure they have a positive experience with Verizon from start to finish. And, when there are challenges along the way, I lean into my problem-solving nature to get issues resolved quickly.
What do you like about working with TBI?
I've always enjoyed the creative collaboration with TBI's talented group of professionals to build good business together while having some fun along the way. We share the same values of delivering great experiences and world-class technology solutions to clients.
"Seek first to understand, then to be understood," -Stephen Covey
What is a key tidbit you give to others?
I firmly believe in approaching life with a servant's heart: listen closely, choose your words wisely, and solve problems together as a team.
Favorite vacation/getaway destination?
I love to travel, so this is a tough one but I would have to say Costa Rica. Wonderful people, beautiful beaches, glorious rain forests, and a culture of Pura Vida- living the pure and simple life.
Do you have a goal outside of your career that you'd like to achieve?
I have always wanted to be a local public servant, maybe the mayor of a small town, with the goal of establishing a safe, inclusive, and kind environment for a community.
Connect with Linda on LinkedIn.