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Telecom Master Agent and technology distributor, TBI, highlights Woman of the Channel, Megan MontBlanc from TBI.

As an Administrative Assistant, Megan's goal is to keep the TBI office running smoothly and make everyone’s work day just a little bit easier.

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Selling mobility? What does the category “mobility” actually mean in channel? From fixed wireless to backup, IoT and management and actual devices, there is no shortage of solutions to sell.

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Telecom Master Agent and technology distributor, TBI highlights Woman of the Channel, Iliana Herrera from TBI.

As a Cable Specialist, Iliana assists TBI's enterprise partners through the entire order process, from quoting to installation, to ensure that their often large-scale orders are handled with the utmost care. 

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CHICAGO, IL – September 4, 2019 -  TBI, the white-glove technology solutions provider, continuing the tradition of positioning itself at the forefront of IT landscape through new strategic partnerships added one new vendors in July. The addition of CyrusOne not only provides partners with new sets of solutions, but also offers additional resources for end-user engagement. As always, TBI’s solution engineers are accessible to help all selling partners confidently to position, design and implement the new portfolio additions.

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Telecom Master Agent and technology distributor TBI highlights Woman of the Channel, Tori Stowick from TBI.

As a commissions manager, Tori works first-hand with her team on ideas and processes that can be put in place to best serve TBI's partners and providers, as well as TBI's internal teams.

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Telecom Master Agent and technology distributor TBI highlights Woman of the Channel, Deborah Deringer from NICE inContact.

Deborah Deringer is currently a National Partner Manager for NICE inContact. She started her career in the early 90’s, selling hardware and is very grateful for the journey this industry has provided her. She loves the opportunity to build and develop her career through the daily challenges the telecom industry presents her.

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Telecom Master Agent and technology distributor TBI highlights Woman of the Channel Vanessa Fonseca from TBI

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Telecom Master Agent and technology distributor TBI highlights Woman of the Channel, Meredith Caram from Intrado (formerly West).

Meredith Caram is currently the Vice President of Global Distribution, Insights and Growth for Intrado (formerly West). Known for successfully leading transformational business initiatives, she is driven by a relentless focus on the customers, where success is measured by improved end user experiences, increased efficiency through productivity, and successful business outcomes.

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CHICAGO, IL – August 1, 2019 -  TBI, the white-glove technology solutions provider, continuing the tradition of positioning itself at the forefront of IT landscape through new strategic partnerships added two new vendors in July. The addition of CBTS and Spectrotel not only provides partners with new sets of solutions, but also offers additional resources for end-user engagement. As always, TBI’s solution engineers are accessible to help all selling partners confidently to position, design and implement the new portfolio additions.

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CHICAGO, IL August 2, 2019 — TBI, the largest, privately-owned master agent and technology distributor, announced today that they’ve signed a distribution partnership agreement with TeraGo Networks Inc. (“TeraGo”), a Canadian-based company with over 20 years of experience that provides networking, connectivity and core infrastructure solutions, including cloud and hybrid IT across Canada.

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Telecom Master Agent and technology distributor TBI highlights Woman of the Channel Stephanie Sowinski from TBI

In her role as Omni Center Supervisor, Orders, Stephanie manages escalations and streamlines production for the Omni Center Support Team, offering day-to-day guidance and ensuring that her team meets project deliverables.
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Telecom Master Agent and technology distributor TBI Highlights Woman of the Channel, Lisa Frederick from Nextiva.

Lisa Frederick is currently the Director of Partner Program and Strategy at Nextiva. She is known throughout the industry as a driven leader, resulting in successful execution of programs and process adoption.

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Telecom Master Agent and technology distributor TBI highlights Woman of the Channel Holly Spitzer from TBI

As a Senior Proposal Specialist in TBI's Operations Department, Holly works directly with dedicated TBI partners to find the right solution for their needs rapidly, efficiently, and most importantly, accurately.

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Telecom Master Agent and technology distributor TBI Highlights Woman of the Channel, Nikki Beck from Talkdesk.

Nikki Beck is currently the Regional Channel Manager at Talkdesk. Her first job after college was selling pharmaceuticals and medical safety software before finding her way into telecom. 

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CHICAGO, IL – July 1, 2019 -  TBI, the white-glove solutions delivery provider, continuing the tradition of positioning itself at the forefront of the IT landscape through new strategic partnerships added two new vendors in July. The addition of Coresite and Netfortris not only provides partners with new sets of solutions, but also offers additional resources for end-user engagement. As always, TBI’s solution engineers are accessible to help all selling partners confidently position, design and implement the new portfolio additions.

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Telecom Master Agent and technology distributor TBI highlights Woman of the Channel Morgan Kulpinski from TBI

As a Financial Analyst, Morgan works directly with TBI’s Senior VP of Finance and Director of Finance, as well as other executives, to increase overall efficiency at TBI by developing new ways to better internally report for each department.

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Telecom Master Agent and technology distributor TBI Highlights Woman of the Channel, Tina Smith of 8x8.

Tina Smith is the Senior Director of Channel Marketing at 8x8. She has more than 28 years of sales and marketing experience in the IT/communications industry. 

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CHICAGO - June 17, 2019 - TBI, the largest privately-owned master agent and technology distributor, announces the opening of their new headquarters in Chicago. The nearly 28,000 square-foot, single-floor office space enables TBI’s Chicagoland team to work more collaboratively.

The 230-person master agency relocates its Chicago headquarters to accommodate the more than 20 open positions across the sales, marketing, support, finance and engineering departments. The new space features a more open floor plan and several unique architectural elements the firm has spent the last six months selecting.

“TBI has experienced incredible success over the last few years, and we need more space to accommodate our growing workforce,” said Geoff Shepstone, President of TBI. “We secured a bigger space and spent the last several months building it out to our specifications. It’s modern and functional where TBI employees can enjoy the most up-to-date amenities and technology in an atmosphere that lends itself to creativity, productivity and fun.”

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The office boasts several new features including the Technology Evaluation Center (TEC), a lab showcasing technology solutions, hands-on training, and a place to perform proof-of-concept solution testing. Another highlight of the new office is a fully equipped video studio that enables TBI to professionally produce in-house video content for both vendors and partners. The new studio is staffed by a full-time videographer to spearhead everything from customer testimonials to training videos and handle both pre and post-production. Additional features of the office include floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of the Chicago skyline, vending machines with fresh food options, beverages including cold brew coffee, a game room, and more.

With its legacy ShoreTel voice solution reaching end of life, TBI selected 8x8 for its UCaaS solution company wide. 8x8 meets TBI’s operational requirements including constant communications with our mobile workforce via telephony anywhere in the world. TBI recently deployed softphones throughout the organization with 60 legacy handsets; employees are able to utilize 8x8’s X Series platform to take their office lines with them wherever they go and connect with vendors, partners and customers via phone, video and chat, effortlessly.

The new office is located at 8550 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 900, Chicago, Illinois. The building is minutes from O’Hare International Airport, adjacent to two interstates, and is a short walk from the CTA’s Blue Line.

“TBI is successful because of our people. We need a convenient location for both city and suburban employees, an atmosphere that fosters creativity and teamwork, and an environment that inspires all of us to do our best work. I think we’ve built it. I am certain that the new office space gives all our employees—current and future—an opportunity to prosper,” added Shepstone.

TBI officially moves into their new location on June 21, 2019. A grand opening ceremony will take place on July 17, 2019. In addition to their Chicago headquarters, TBI operates their Omni Call Center in Beaverton, Oregon.

TBI is currently hiring for several positions at their new Chicago headquarters. For more information on a career at TBI visit www.tbicom.com/about/careers-in-technology.

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TBI Highlights Woman of the Channel Julia Gomulka from TBI

As a Support Manager for the cable team at TBI, Julia focuses on creating an environment for our partners to be successful by establishing best practices and lasting efficiencies.

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Telecom Master Agent and technology distributor TBI Highlights Woman of the Channel, Bridgitt Rhodes of Verizon Wireless.

Bridgitt Rhodes is a Managing Partner with the Verizon Agent Channel. She has been with Verizon for 15 years in various leadership roles. 

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