TBI Adds Two New Subject Matter Experts to Tech Gurus

CHICAGO – January 8, 2020 – Tech Gurus, a team comprised of TBI's solution engineers, architects and subject matter experts, adds two new players with the addition of John Romeo as Cloud Communications Architect and James Demetrius as Cloud Infrastructure Architect. VP of Engineering Anish Patel made these significant technology hires to better enable our partners’ to sell emerging technologies.

John Romeo

Romeo is a Contact Center Solutions Sales Engineer with over 24 years of extensive expertise in cloud solutions including contact centers and unified communications. He is a dynamic technical leader and strategic planner with more than 30 years of experience impacting enterprise performance through expert alignment of IT resources with corporate objectives. 

Romeo attended Ohio State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Management Information Systems. His experience involves many years of product management, technical sales and sales engineering in the UCaaS and CCaaS space with companies such as Cisco, AT&T & Verizon. Romeo most recently came from Tata Communications where there he led the US practice for contact center technologies. During his tenure at AT&T Labs, Romeo authored two US patents in voice IVR technology. He also holds multiple UCaaS and CCaaS certifications from Cisco with additional expertise in Amazon technologies.

At TBI, Romeo will support partners' current and future contact center technologies with the objective to grow their business. He is located in Austin, Texas and is married with two children; he is passionate about live music and enjoys the Austin music scene in his free time.

"I’m very excited to join the TBI family in support of their partner CCaaS initiatives," said Romeo. "I am excited to be a part of a strong leadership team dedicated to finding a highly selective vendor-agnostic approach to the best possible solutions for our partners and their customers."

Demetrius obtained his Bachelor of Science, Computer Science at Western Connecticut State University. He brings many years of experience in the industry, working at technology companies including IBM, Savvis Communications and his most recent position at CenturyLink. At CenturyLink, Demetrius was a solutions architect for managed hosting, cloud and hybrid solutions. He worked across all industries including financial, manufacturing, healthcare, entertainment and others, advising on solutions that would allow companies to operate more efficiently and cost effectively.  Demetrius also created solutions that utilized both the datacenter and other products sold by CenturyLink and their partners that allowed customers to focus on their day-to-day business and not worry about the infrastructure and management of their environments. James Demetrius

Demetrius and his wife have been living in North Charlotte, NC for three years. They live close to Lake Norman where they spend time jet skiing on the lake in the summer months and hiking and bike riding the rest of the year. Demetrius is a novice wine maker in his spare time and enjoys riding his pedal bike as well as his motorcycle. Demetrius also held the position of Assistant Chief for the Southbury Volunteer Fire Department, serving 20,000 residents and 20 square miles of town. 

At TBI, Demetrius will serve as Cloud Infrastructure Architect and will be a key member of the customer-facing engineering team. He will be responsible for providing advanced pre-and-post-sales support for the channel sales team by designing, proposing and closing both existing and new opportunities in the hybrid-cloud and virtualization space as well as ensuring a successful customer experience. Demetrius said, "I am excited to be in the role of Cloud SME which will allow me to have conversations with our partners and customers to help them transition to new platforms and technologies."


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.