Human resources expert, Caitlin Baronti, to lead team of HR and administrative professionals for technology services distributor.
CHICAGO, IL – TBI, the nation’s leading technology services distributor, announces the promotion of Caitlin Baronti to Director of Human Resources. In this new role, Baronti will serve as the acting mentor and leader for TBI’s HR and office administrative staff.
Baronti started at TBI in 2015, serving as Human Resources Coordinator. Showing great promise and growth within the role, she quickly advanced and was promoted to Human Resources Generalist in 2016, Human Resources Manager – Benefits & Culture in 2019, and Senior Human Resources Manager in 2020. Within all roles, Baronti put a focus on creating a positive work environment for employees, and protecting the company from any potential workplace issues. Baronti notably won Maverick of the Year at the American Management Awards in 2021, in addition to leading the TBI HR team to bronze awards in 2019 and 2021 in the Human Resources Department of the Year category.
On top of her day-to-day duties, Baronti has made a point of providing employees with opportunities to grow within the organization and their careers. In 2021, Baronti and TBI’s Senior Director of Operations, Bryan Reynolds, started a home-grown Leadership Development Program for emerging leaders within the organization. This year-long program provides employees the opportunity to learn and practice management skills, preparing them to be successful as they advance through their careers. Baronti also heads up the organization’s mentorship program, connecting individuals from different levels wanting to strengthen their cross-functional relationships, and Camaraderie Committee, which plans TBI’s awareness days and company culture events.
In her new role as Director of Human Resources, Baronti will continue to strengthen the organization by leading its HR and administration departments. Some of her responsibilities will include strategic planning and goal setting for her team, recruitment and onboarding, overseeing compensation and benefits for employees, employee relations, benefits administration, training, and keeping up-to-date with any laws that may affect the organization or its employees.
“I’m thrilled to step into my new role of Director of Human Resources. I’ve been with TBI for almost seven years and the company has provided me with many development opportunities that led me to this new phase of my career. What makes our company special is the people who show up each day and bring their best selves to work. The collaborative culture we’ve created here is so unique and I’m grateful to work with such talented team members. It’s been a pleasure watching TBI grow and advance into the organization we are today; I look forward to continuing to add to its success,” said Baronti when asked about her new role.
“Caitlin has continued to add immense value to our organization for over seven years. From hiring the finest in the industry and seeking the best benefits packages for our employees to battling the hardships that COVID-19 caused, Caitlin has done a lot in all aspects of the HR role over the years. I could not think of a better person for this new Director of Human Resources role, and I look forward to seeing Caitlin's career progression while in it,” said TBI’s Senior Vice President of Finance, Pete Shah.
While not working, Baronti enjoys trying new restaurants in Chicago, reading a good book and taking her sheepadoodle, Gus, on long walks. She and her husband, Bill, are also very passionate about travel and are hoping to visit their 20th country this year.
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 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.