TBI Announces Winners of First-Ever Distee Awards

The technology service distributor congratulates their vendor award winners for their hard work and dedication to the organization.  

CHICAGO, IL – TBI, the nation’s leading technology brokerage firm, announces the 2020 winners for their first-ever vendor awards, the Distee Awards. Awards were earned through a combined effort of top sales quotas, consistent support to the organization and survey data collected from TBI employees. The team gave out a total of 32 awards to both providers and leaders in the Channel with notable categories including Top Suppliers of the YearTop Growth SupplierRegional and National Channel Manager of the Year, and more. 

 "TBI could not be prouder to announce the winners of our 2020 vendor awards. We appreciate the continued support that our providers contributed to TBI during this time and thank them for their commitment to our organization," said TBI’s SVP of Strategic Partnerships, Scott Whalen.  

See the full list of TBI’s 2020 Distee Award winners below: 

Top Suppliers of the Year 




Comcast Business 

AT&T Business 

Top New Suppliers of the Year 

Consolidated Communications 



Top Growth Supplier 


UCaaS Supplier of the Year 


CCaaS Supplier of the Year 


Network Supplier of the Year 


SD-WAN Supplier of the Year 


IoT Supplier of the Year 


Mobility Supplier of the Year 

Verizon Wireless 

Aggregator of the Year 

Hypercore Networks 

Regional Channel Manager of the Year* 

Jacob Gura, AT&T Business 

Chris Fuhry, NHC 

Mike Peth, Nextiva 

David Zeidan, Verizon Wireless 

Denise Kopinski, Nextiva 

Mario Hintz, BCM One 

Amber Conard, net2phone 

National Channel Manager of the Year* 

Frank Sheridan, Lumen 

James Nichols, AT&T Business 

Kathy Flick, Nextiva 

Channel Chief* 

Michelle Kadlacek, Spectrum 

Powerhouse of the Year* 

Rosana Filingeri, Cybersafe Solutions 

Josh Skelton, AT&T Business 

Lindsey Meallo, Granite 

Mike Cass, Netrix 

Susan Rodriguez, ACC Business 

*Awarded based on survey data collected from TBI employees 


About TBI 

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.