TBI Announces Winners of Their 2021 Supplier Awards

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

CHICAGO, IL – TBI, the nation’s leading technology brokerage firm, recently announced their 2021 supplier award winners, The Distees, at TBI’s BIG Event conference on April 5th. 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 37 awards to 18 supplier organizations featuring notable categories including Top New Supplier of the Year, Partner Experience Champion, Channel Chief of the Year, and more.

"Our 2021 Distee Award winners should be incredibly proud of what they've accomplished over this past year – serving as an asset to not only TBI but also to our partner community. Thank you for all the hard work and dedication that you have supplied to our organization, and we look forward to having mutual success in 2022,” said TBI’s SVP of Strategic Partnerships, Scott Whalen.

See the full list of TBI’s 2021 Distee Award winners below:

Top Suppliers of the Year  




Comcast Business  

AT&T Business  


Top New Suppliers of the Year  




Partner Experience Champion  



UCaaS Supplier of the Year  



CCaaS Supplier of the Year  



Network Supplier of the Year  



SD-WAN Supplier of the Year  



Mobility Supplier of the Year  

Verizon Wireless  


Aggregation Supplier of the Year  



Regional Channel Manager of the Year (awarded based on survey data collected from TBI employees)  

Mike Peth, Nextiva  

Darrin Bryant, RingCentral  

Mark Butterfield, Spectrum  


National Channel Manager of the Year (awarded based on survey data collected from TBI employees)  

Naomi Handelman, Avaya  

Norys Trevino, Nextiva  

David Zeidan, Verizon Wireless  

Frank Sheridan, Lumen  

Ryan Herrmann, 8x8  

Kathy Flick, Nextiva  

Peter Maher, phoenixNAP  

Julie Mountain, Verizon Business  

Jose Branco, Spectrum  

Bill Masterson, Verizon  


Channel Chief of the Year (awarded based on survey data collected from TBI employees)  

Geoff Chretien, Genesys  


Channel Powerhouse of the Year (awarded based on survey data collected from TBI employees)  

Josh Skelton, AT&T Business  

Matthew Douglas, CBTS  

Susan Rodriguez, ACC Business  

Jocelyn Mora, Hypercore Networks  

Nancy McMillan, Lumen  

Dora Padilla, 8x8  

Elizabeth Thomas, Verizon  

Josh Rochel, COEO Solutions  

Carly Spirakes, Nextiva  



About TBI 
TBI is North America’s largest privately held technology services distributor. Since 1991, TBI has assisted Systems Integrators, VARs, MSPs, IT consultants, developers, software distributors and many entrepreneurs 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. Endorsed by partners as having the best back-office support in the Channel, TBI’s 75+ person team meticulously oversees partners’ projects, providing ongoing updates, and proactively handling any issues or escalations. 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
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