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The new role has the TBI veteran leading greater partner expansion and driving revenue growth for the Master Agent.

CHICAGO - February 3, 2021 – Leading technology distributor, TBI, announces the promotion of Marco Sanchez to Regional Vice President of Sales. In his new role, Sanchez focuses on driving more profitable growth for TBI and its large community of selling partners by leveraging TBI’s extensive resources and strong network of providers.

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CHICAGO - February 3, 2021 – TBI, the nation’s leading master agent, announces the addition of Channel Manager Stephanie Heap to serve partners in the Eastern region.

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The partnership brings global network aggregation and SD-WANaaS to TBI’s partner community.

CHICAGO, IL – February 3, 2021 — TBI, the nation’s leading technology brokerage firm, announces the addition of Mosaic NetworX to their provider portfolio. A US-based communications service provider (CSP), Mosaic NetworX specializes in digital transformation (DX) for global enterprises and delivers a triad of IT strategic services – global network aggregation, SD-WANaaS, and cybersecurity and professional services – all in a highly-orchestrated, single-vendor solution.

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The comprehensive mobility management solution expands mobility offerings for TBI partner community.

CHICAGO, IL – February 3, 2021 — Leading technology distributor, TBI, announces the addition of GoExceed to their provider portfolio. GoExceed offers their Mobil(X) platform, a wireless expense management (WEM) solution unique in the North American marketplace. Mobil(X) leverages machine learning to manage real-time data and integrates into customers' existing infrastructure via TicketSync. This groundbreaking WEM solution benefits businesses across any industry or vertical and is flexible enough to drive value in the SMB space all the way up to Fortune 100.

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TBI celebrates notable industry leaders and professionals making an impact in telecom. Learn more about Woman of the Channel, Paula Como Kauth, from BCM One.

As Vice President, Marketing, Paula Como Kauth brings over 20 years of experience and a passion for building marketing departments from the ground up. She heads up marketing for BCM One and its acquired brand entities across all aspects of the function, including marketing communications, brand strategy, events, demand generation, social media, digital marketing, public relations, and analyst relations.

Having worked for the range of growth start-ups to large corporate companies, Como Kauth has experience working effectively in a wide range of work cultures and processes. Prior to BCM One, she held marketing leadership positions at two growth managed solution providers, Transbeam and UNSi, which were both acquired by GTT. She also held corporate marketing positions at AT&T Business and Qwest Communications. Como Kauth was recognized as one of CRN’s Women of the Channel in 2019 and 2017 for her outstanding leadership, vision and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation.

Como Kauth holds a B.S. in Marketing from Philadelphia University and mentors rising marketing professionals.

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TBI celebrates notable industry leaders and professionals making an impact in telecom. Learn more about Woman of the Channel, Stacie Miracle, from Comcast Business.

I have over 20 years of experience in the telecom industry specializing in Indirect Channel sales. For the last 10 years, I have been responsible for Program Operations for the Comcast Business Solutions Provider Program.  My core responsibilities include national pricing and promotions, sales configurators, new product launches, marketing automation, internal engagement tools, and competitive analysis.  My goal is to support our partners’ sales efforts with a strong focus on ease of doing business with Comcast.  

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TBI celebrates notable industry leaders and professionals making an impact in telecom. Learn more about Woman of the Channel, Maren Wanggaard, from Cox.

As Master Agent Channel Manager for Cox Business and RapidScale, Maren brings more than 18 years of diversified experience across direct selling, business development, contact center management and leadership. She is focused on providing quick, meaningful support to the master agencies she directly supports as well as collaborative business development strategies.   With her vast experience in different facets of the cable world she is capable of assisting with creative ideas and implementation that drive business results.

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CHICAGO - January 6, 2021 – Leading technology distributor, TBI, announces the addition of two new Channel Managers to support their growing partner community. Kent Kicza will now be working with partners in the Northeast to help grow their business, while Kevin Heidy will be supporting partners in the West - Rocky Mountain Region.

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The partnership brings channel-only innovative cybersecurity services to TBI’s partner community.

CHICAGO, IL – JANUARY 6, 2020 — TBI, the nation’s leading technology brokerage firm, announces the addition of ThreatProtector, the first company of its kind in the channel to offer employee security scoring and risk assessment to their provider portfolio. TBI partners can now sell ThreatProtector’s cybersecurity solutions into their customers through several key services: dark web monitoring, device endpoint protection, advanced email encryption and compliancy services, cybersecurity awareness training, and security assessments.

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The partnership brings the TBI partner community a unique integration of managed mobility services with data use and control functions for cellular networks.

CHICAGO, IL – JANUARY 6, 2020 — Leading technology brokerage firm, TBI, announces the addition of MobilSense Technologies, Inc. to their provider portfolio. MobilSense specializes in mobile invoice optimization, reporting analytics, cost allocation management, asset, and service provisioning, along with help desk services. Available in the US and Canada, the MobilSense adaptable architecture delivers tailored solutions to hundreds of businesses, from SMB to enterprise.

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The partnership brings the QOS Intelligent Network Platform, a technology-enabled network management and monitoring platform, to TBI’s partner community.

CHICAGO, IL – JANUARY 6, 2020 — TBI, North America’s leading technology brokerage firm, announces the addition of QOS Networks to their provider portfolio. QOS Networks provides managed services expertise in the design, deployment, and management of SD-WAN and edge network solutions. QOS Networks works with mid and enterprise customers across the globe to deliver intelligent network solutions, including SD-WAN and edge functions such as switches, routers, and firewalls. QOS Networks is built on providing fanatical customer support and has over 40,000 edge deployments for its customers.

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TBI Partners with Avaya to Deliver Better Customer and Employee Experience Solutions – Now Offering Avaya Cloud Office and Avaya OneCloud CCaaS to its Extensive Partner Community.

CHICAGO, IL – JANUARY 6, 2021 — TBI, the nation’s leading technology brokerage firm, announces the addition of Avaya (NYSE: AVYA), a global leader in solutions to enhance and simplify communications and collaboration, to their provider portfolio. TBI is now a master agent offering Avaya Cloud Office™ by RingCentral®, an all-in-one cloud UCaaS solution, and Avaya OneCloud CCaaS contact center solutions.

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Businesses have seen big benefits from UCaaS over the past year, with many of your own customers using UCaaS to stay connected and productive. More and more, companies are recognizing the value in easy to deploy cloud solutions due to their cost savings and scalability.

Now that your customers have deployed UCaaS, what other cloud offerings could help their business? Two key solutions that you should be talking about are contact center as a service (CCaaS) and communication platform as a service (CPaaS)

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TBI celebrates notable industry leaders and professionals making an impact in telecom. Learn more about Woman of the Channel, Suzanne Walker, from CallTower.

As Director of Channel Sales in the Southeast, Suzanne Walker has extensive experience in the communications industry, with a strong focus in global Microsoft and Cisco hosted voice and UC solutions.

Suzanne is a leader in all sales channels and strategic partnerships, which continue to evolve and improve CallTower’s premier solutions.  As a proven leader in the development and growth of sales channels, she has an exceptional track record in channel business models. Her passion is delivering customers tailored cloud communication strategies and direction, which improves their overall business communications requirements. 

Suzanne drives revenue for partners as an innovative client evaluator, enabling Channel Partners with power selling capabilities in UCaaS and CCaaS solutions. 

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TBI celebrates notable industry leaders and professionals making an impact in telecom. Learn more about Woman of the Channel, Carole Lehnerz, from Fusion.

Based in the Phoenix, AZ area, Carole brings nearly 15 years of experience working with Master Agents on everything from strategic planning to marketing program development to evangelizing programs, events, incentives to the Master Agents and their partner base.

In her role at Fusion Connect as National Channel Manager, Carole will focus on expanding relationships with our Premier Masters to drive more sales through their partners.

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TBI celebrates notable industry leaders and professionals making an impact in telecom. Learn more about Woman of the Channel, Seanna Baumgartner, from CallTower.

As the Director of Marketing for CallTower, Seanna brings more than 20-years of innovative, versatile and extensive experience across marketing, public affairs and graphic design. She is dedicated to producing high-impact campaigns and initiatives that deliver growth. Seanna spearheads and manages marketing initiatives by evaluating and developing strategies, planning and coordinating efforts, effectively expanding reach, boosting revenue and market share while building brand awareness. 

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The partnership brings IT Professional Services to TBI’s partner community.

CHICAGO, IL – DECEMBER 2, 2020 - Leading technology brokerage firm, TBI, announces the addition of Everstream, the business-only fiber network, to their provider portfolio. Everstream’s enterprise-grade network spans more than 15,000 route miles of fiber and delivers robust business fiber services, including dedicated internet access, dark fiber, Ethernet and data center solutions.

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The partnership brings IT Professional Services to TBI’s partner community.

CHICAGO, IL – DECEMBER 2, 2020 - Leading technology brokerage firm, TBI, announces the addition of Imagit to their provider portfolio. Imagit is a full-service IT solutions provider with extensive experience in every aspect of desktops, servers, and network environments. With over 20 years of experience and a presence in 45 countries, Imagit helps businesses around the world meet their IT needs today and plan for the technology demands of tomorrow.

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TBI celebrates notable industry leaders and professionals making an impact in telecom. Learn more about Woman of the Channel, Jennifer Halasz, from Comcast Business.

Jennifer is the National Partner Account Manager in Comcast Business’ Indirect Sales Channel. Her main focuses are to streamline operational processes, strengthen relationships, and to identify new paths for revenue.  Jennifer takes particular interest in improving Ease of Doing Business for Comcast Business and TBI’s valued partners. She has ten years of telecom experience, and has been with Comcast Business’ Indirect Sales Channel for 6 years.

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Gartner published a report, “The Future of Network Security Is in the Cloud,” which describes the concept of the secure access service edge, or SASE (pronounced “sassy”).  The strategy behind SASE is for businesses to protect their digital transformation with cloud-based, software-defined secure access.
As a partner, it is important for you to be discussing this methodology with your customers because according to Gartner, 40% of businesses will adopt SASE by 2024. With fully remote workforces, a greater number of endpoints and increasing threats, SASE brings the latest evolution in cybersecurity with the ability to converge your customers’ SD-WAN and security solutions into a single platform. Benefits include:
  • Scalability
  • Cost savings
  • Ease of management
  • Coupling of services
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