TBI Adds Telecommunications Veteran as National Channel Manager for Texas

CHICAGO, IL – December 6, 2017 – TBI announced today that Amanda Jones-Centeno has joined the master agency as the Texas National Channel Manager. Based in Dallas, Jones-Centeno brings over 10 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry and will support partners in the state with training, solution discovery and sales.

As National Channel Manager, Amanda helps the Master Agent’s Texas-area selling partners by aligning sales support and the right technical and back-office resources. She will assist agents and their customers through business planning, portfolio additions, education, events and the accelerating processes and support for each sale.

ajc-headshot.jpg“I’m excited to be a part of the TBI team,” said Amanda. “As technology convergence and provider consolidation continues, agents need to find a Master Agent that offers the support needed to truly excel and evolve their businesses. I’m eager to introduce the Texas community to TBI’s many resources and customized approach, tailored to their business models.”

Most recently, Amanda served as Regional Channel Manager at EarthLink, one of TBI’s voice and data providers. In the last two years, she was responsible for the growth and strategic development of partners in the Central region. Specializing in the Retail space for Enterprise customers, Amanda assisted clients with complex network and SD-WAN opportunities, bringing systems up-to-date and displacing legacy systems. Previously, she held various roles at Birch, formerly Cbeyond, including Complex Sales Director where she supported cloud solution sales, from discovery to design and project management. Generating $4 Million in Revenue, Amanda was recognized as the #1 Complex Sales Manager two years in a row.

Throughout her career, Amanda frequently achieved President’s Club status, earned an award for National Cloud PBX/Server Sales and sold the largest SD-WAN deal at 2.6 million dollars. Amanda Jones-Centeno graduated from East Central University of Oklahoma with two Bachelor’s Degrees in Mass Communications AD/PR and Business Marketing. She currently resides in Texas with her husband and their four-year-old daughter, Lillie Sue.

“We are excited to welcome Amanda to our team,” said Ryan Schenkel, Senior Director of Sales.  “Amanda is a tenured professional and brings a strong focus toward building successful partner relationships. She is positive, energetic and polished. I am confident she will make a positive impact in the Texas market.”



TBI is the nation’s leading third-party technology distributor. Since 1991, it 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. Through training and marketing programs focused on the benefits of technology to the business, TBI empowers its partners to be the foremost authority to advise and source all their clients’ technology needs. With the largest back-office in the industry, TBI partners are fully supported by pre- and post-sales operations, project managers, and solutions engineers certified in the latest industry-leading technologies. For more information visit www.tbicom.com.