CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA – June 4, 2018— Shaw Communications, Inc., the leading communications provider in Canada, with more than 3.4 million customers telephone, Internet, television, and mobile services all backed by a fiber optic network, announced that the company has signed a distribution partnership agreement with leading technology services distributor, Telecom Brokerage, Inc. (TBI).
In 2018, Channel Partners are dealing with a ridiculously high amount of marketing fluff and fear tactics. Never before has there been so much interest in the channel from Wall Street, equity firms, and end users themselves. All of this attention and spotlight means more vendors developing programs, more complexity as vendors merge with one another, and more emerging solutions that the channel is told to sell lest they miss out on the “skills pivot” that is necessary to handle “digital transformation.”
CHICAGO - May 14, 2018 – Telecom Brokerage Inc., announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Corey Cohen, Director of Marketing to its prestigious 2018 Women of the Channel list. The executives who comprise this annual list span the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers and other organizations that figure prominently in the channel ecosystem. Each is recognized for her outstanding leadership, vision and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation.
TBI, Inc. has been named one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Chicago. Since 2008, Crain's Chicago Business has set out to find the local businesses that have excelled in creating quality workplaces for employees. This year, Crain’s partnered with Best Companies Group to survey Chicago employees about everything from their workplace to benefits to company culture.
The new Verizon Partner Program launched April 1 to better serve it’s program members.
A new and improved master agent model has been deployed in the US to enhance the program’s agility and responsiveness and to better meet the needs of program members.
CHICAGO – March 7, 2018 – TBI announced today that Joe Dino, formerly of Windstream, has joined the master agency as a Channel Manager supporting agents in the Northeast.
CHICAGO – February 7, 2018 – TBI announced today Ashley Klein and Van Wender, formerly of Windstream and GTT, respectively, as the newest Channel Managers to cover parts of the Midwest and Southeast regions for the master agent.
TBI welcomes Boe Mellor as Director of Sales for the East region.
TBI recently held its quarterly all company meeting where executives and other department heads recapped our successes from last year and plans for 2018. It’s remarkable how far our organization has come in the last 12 months.
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CHICAGO – January 16, 2018 – TBI announced today that Steve Roos, former Vice President of Technical Services at Wired Networks, has joined the master agent as Vice President of Engineering. Steve brings over 35 years of telecom experience to TBI’s Senior Leadership team. At TBI, he will be responsible for developing, planning and coordinating the implementation of practices, policies, programs and procedures for TBI’s Engineering and Operations efforts.
CHICAGO, IL – January 16, 2018 – TBI, the nation’s largest third-partner technology services distributor, announced today that to accompany the organization’s shift to a regional-based channel management model, two industry veterans join its executive team to head up sales initiatives. Keith Connolly has been brought on to lead the east coast channel management team and Stephen Stillson manages central and west coast sales efforts.
That’s a wrap 2017! TBI is proud to look back on what a successful year it has been for our company. This past quarter alone, we’ve accomplished many of our goals including giving back to those in need, growing our team, and accepting one of Chicago’s most prestigious workplace awards. With all the momentum 2017 has given us, we are excited to keep it going all through the new year.
TBI announced the upcoming launch of mobile app, TBI On Demand, releasing to all partners January 9, 2018.
CHICAGO, IL – December 6, 2017 – TBI announced today that Amanda Jones-Centeno has joined the master agency as the Texas National Channel Manager. Based in Dallas, Jones-Centeno brings over 10 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry and will support partners in the state with training, solution discovery and sales.
Eighth Annual Event Recognizes Chicago’s Leading Companies
The months continue to fly by but TBI is not slowing down when it comes to providing our employees with exciting opportunities to help them develop personally and professionally. Our deserving team learned more about meditation and relaxation, enjoyed a delicious end of summer ice cream social, and came together to celebrate during our All Company Meeting, resulting in a successful third quarter.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), familiar with it? It’s Europe’s new data privacy regulation, approved in April 2016 and rolling out May 2018, just 8 months from now, hence the buzz.