6 Questions with TBI's Jennifer Kim

Telecom Master Agent and technology distributor, TBI, highlights Woman of the Channel, Jennifer Kim from TBI.

As a Qualifications Specialist, Jennifer is responsible for front line data entry to create a MPO, validate addresses, and determine serviceability.

Jennifer grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and joined the US Navy in 2010.  After 6 years of service, she came back home to Chicago and worked in retail until she found her home at TBI in 2018.  Jennifer has also been involved in the Insight Committee with the main goal to present challenges and have discussions about how to solve them.

In her free time, Jennifer enjoys hanging out with her two dogs, Kovak and Cleo, playing with makeup, and spending time with her friends and family.


What do you love about your job? Jennifer Kim

I enjoy being the “first line of defense”. As a member of the Quals team, I like being able to weed out requests and only send opportunities that are fully vetted to the proposal teams. It’s nice being able to make their jobs even just a little easier.

What do you like about working at TBI?

I love how friendly and team oriented everyone here is. No matter what the question is or what you need help with, there is always someone willing to help or point you in the right direction.  We definitely set each other up for success (on our own team as well as others)!

Favorite Quote: 

“We're adults. When did that happen? And how do we make it stop?” – Meredith Grey, Grey’s Anatomy

What is a key tidbit you give to others? 

Treat the janitor the same way you treat the CEO.  We’re all human, just trying to make it in this world. Everyone deserves respect.

Favorite vacation/getaway destination? 

If we’re talking a short little weekend getaway, I’d have to say Starved Rock.  It’s a beautiful place and a great location to relax and unwind.

Vacation spot would have to be Boulder/Denver, CO. I love the mountain scenery, and (even though I’m terrible at it) I love snowboarding. So many bruises, but it’s worth it!

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

Chaos Magic Reality Warping (think Wanda Maximoff, The Scarlet Witch, from The Avengers).