Experienced Channel veteran leading partner and company growth by strengthening partner resources
CHICAGO, IL – Leading technology distributor, TBI, announces the promotion of Bill Vander Vennet to Regional Vice President of Strategic Partner Programs. In his new role, Vander Vennet will focus on strategically identifying IT growth opportunities for different verticals, driving TBI’s mobility, referral and contact center programs through their partner community, and more.
Before working at TBI, Vander Vennet worked for the technology companies Bridgevine, Inc. and Acceller (prior to their acquisition). During his time there, he served as Senior Director, leading their Channel program that focused on acquiring consumer internet, video and voice customers for major telco brands, while also growing yearly revenues from $7M to $75M. Vander Vennet also notably worked for Channel provider, AT&T, before joining TBI’s team, where he helped build their third-party retail distribution channel for consumer internet.
Celebrating his fifth year at TBI, Vander Vennet’s tenure began in 2016 when he joined to help strengthen and stand up TBI’s Partner Referral Program. Showing great success, he was then promoted to Director of Sales for Strategic Partner Programs after one year with the organization. As part of this position, he led a team of channel managers that focused on acquiring new partners, expanding existing partner sales and continuing to grow TBI’s Partner Referral Program. Within his new role as Regional Vice President of Strategic Partner Programs, Vander Vennet will continue to build up TBI’s partner relationships through their referral program, along with focusing on strategically growing TBI opportunities to different verticals.
“Being able to sit at the nexus of multiple go-to-market strategies and leverage the best of TBI’s resources to win in the market is what makes this role so fun. I am looking forward to furthering engagement with our partner community and helping them win in the market with all the exciting things we have going on at TBI,” said Vander Vennet when asked about his new role.
“Since he arrived at TBI, Bill has made many significant and profitable strides for our strategic partner initiatives, including our referral program and our mobility sales growth throughout TBI’s Channel program. Saying that this promotion is well-deserved would be putting it lightly. Congratulations to Bill on this accomplishment, and thank you for the consistent wins that you continue to bring to our company," said TBI’s Senior Vice President of Operations, Mike Onystok.
Vander Vennet loves living in Austin, Texas and spending time with his family whenever he can. Outside of work, Vander Vennet enjoys volunteering for numerous charitable organizations, seeing live music, golfing, cooking and traveling.
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TBI is North America’s largest privately held technology distributor. Since 1991, TBI has assisted Systems Integrators, VARs, MSPs, IT consultants, developers, software distributors and more in advising and sourcing the right technology solutions. TBI serves as a partner’s advocate, ensuring the proper provisioning of cloud, internet, data, mobility, voice, and managed services from best-in-class service providers to achieve clients’ desired business outcomes. With a 75+ person back-office, TBI partners are fully supported by pre- and post-sales operations, commissions analysts and project managers. Solutions engineers and subject matter experts along with training and an award-winning marketing team empower its partners to be the foremost authority to advise and source all of their clients’ technology needs in over 40 countries. For more information visit www.tbicom.com and follow TBI on LinkedIn.