TBI Welcomes New Channel Manager in Houston

CHICAGO – April 5, 2016 – TBI, the nation’s leading technology distributor, announced the addition of Johnson Tran as a National Channel Manager to further support and grow the company’s agent partner base in Houston, TX. Johnson brings over 12 years of experience in the telecommunications industry with a strong focus in mobility sales.

Johnson began his career at T-Mobile, where he held the position of Senior Sales Representative and earned the Winner's Circle Award for achieving the highest percentage in annual subscriber growth. After 6 years with the carrier, he took on various roles within the telecommunications industry including a management position Johnson Tran, TBIwith Clearwire Corporation where he oversaw 200 channel partners, attained 227% of budgeted quota and achieved the President’s Council Award for Top Indirect Channel Sales. Before coming to TBI, Johnson served as the Director of Marketing & Strategic Initiatives at United Mobile Solutions, a leader in the wireless industry.

“Johnson has an enthusiasm about him that is infectious,” said Ryan Schenkel, Director of National Channel Sales. “He is a student of the telecom industry and is tenacious about honing his craft.  I’m confident he will bring value to his partners by understanding their motives and working to solve business problems for our customers.”

As a National Channel Manager, Johnson will focus on accelerating sales and enabling TBI’s agent partners to sell technology solutions in the Southwest region. In addition, he will provide support to these agent partners and develop strategic plans to grow their business and increase revenues.

Johnson graduated from the University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing with the focused minor of International studies. During his free time, he enjoys practicing and learning the fundamentals of Martial Arts. He has achieved Black Belt status in Tae Kwon Do and is currently training in Wing Chun Kung Fu. Johnson is happily married with a two year old daughter, Juneau, and expecting another baby this July.

“I am excited to be part of the TBI team and offer my experience in the Channel to help partners grow their business,” said Tran. “I look forward to helping partners connect their customers with the right technology solutions.”



TBI is one of the nation’s leading third-party technology distributors. For more than 25 years TBI has been assisting IT consultants, VARs, MSPs, and more than 2,000 other industry professionals to source, advise and quote the right customer solutions.

As a top Master Agent, TBI serves as our partners' advocate, ensuring the most competitive prices and trouble-free provisioning of cloud, internet, data, mobility, voice, and managed services from over 70 service providers. Through a variety of training programs, marketing support, and back-office tools, TBI empowers our partners to be the foremost authority and single source provider for all of their customers' technology needs. For more information visit www.tbicom.com.