Engineering leader, Joe Fizor, to head team of solution experts, further expanding partner offerings and support.
CHICAGO, IL – TBI, the nation’s leading technology services distributor, announces the promotion of Joe Fizor from Solutions Engineer Manager to Director of Solutions Engineering. In this new role, Fizor will lead TBI’s team of solution architects and subject matter experts, further supporting the Channel partner community.
Fizor started at TBI in 2016, working as a Solution Engineer, Lead Solution Engineer and Solution Engineer Manager. As TBI’s Solution Engineer Manager, Fizor focused on providing agnostic technical support to TBI’s partner base, in addition to guiding the internal engineering and sales teams on emerging technology solutions. Throughout his time at TBI, Fizor has continually stood out as a high achiever and a leader, attaining President’s Club status in 2017, 2018, 2020 and 2021, in addition to winning Employee of the Year in 2020.
Prior to joining TBI, Fizor spent many years working in the VAR space, focusing heavily on providing customer sales support for Cisco, Meraki, Palo Alto, Juniper, HPE and Aruba for Enterprise Network Infrastructure. Continuing to expand his knowledge in technological solutions, Fizor has gained a variety of certifications over the years including Cisco – CCNA, CCDA and CMNA, Fortinet – NSE, Palo Alto – PSE, Veeam – VMSP and VMTSP, and RingCentral – RCCE, RCCP, RCSP and Ignite.
In his new role as Director of Solutions Engineering, Fizor will continue to lead and expand TBI’s team of engineering experts, prepping them with high-quality resources to advance their growth in the industry. Through this leadership and additional training, TBI partners will have access to expert advice from the team and be provided with the confidence to expand their existing solution offerings with their customers.
"I have been honored to support our partners, and truly appreciate the relationships I have been able to build. Now, with the transition to Director of Solutions Engineering, I’m excited to support an amazing team of talented resources who join me in our continued dedication to supporting partners on a global scale. As I lead the TBI Engineering team into the future, we will continue to expand our expertise, adding professionals in all areas within the emerging technology space,” said Fizor when asked about his new position.
“The growth Joe has shown the organization over the past few years has not gone unnoticed. His ability to build and lead his team has stood out not only within TBI, but within the Channel - serving as a great asset for our company. His success deserves to be rewarded and I am very excited to see what he is capable of as our new Director of Solutions Engineering.”, said TBI’s Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Brandon Smith.
Fizor currently resides in the suburbs of Chicago with his wife, Sam, and two daughters, Elliot and Felicity. In his free time, he enjoys doing activities with his family. whether playing video games, running errands or cruising around in the car, Fizor’s family continues to keep him on his toes every day.
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.