TBI's Emily Ball and Bryan Reynolds deliver July Channel News.
CHICAGO, IL – July 1, 2019 - TBI, the white-glove solutions delivery provider, continuing the tradition of positioning itself at the forefront of the IT landscape through new strategic partnerships added two new vendors in July. The addition of Coresite and Netfortris not only provides partners with new sets of solutions, but also offers additional resources for end-user engagement. As always, TBI’s solution engineers are accessible to help all selling partners confidently position, design and implement the new portfolio additions.
CHICAGO - June 17, 2019 - TBI, the largest privately-owned master agent and technology distributor, announces the opening of their new headquarters in Chicago. The nearly 28,000 square-foot, single-floor office space enables TBI’s Chicagoland team to work more collaboratively.
The 230-person master agency relocates its Chicago headquarters to accommodate the more than 20 open positions across the sales, marketing, support, finance and engineering departments. The new space features a more open floor plan and several unique architectural elements the firm has spent the last six months selecting.
“TBI has experienced incredible success over the last few years, and we need more space to accommodate our growing workforce,” said Geoff Shepstone, President of TBI. “We secured a bigger space and spent the last several months building it out to our specifications. It’s modern and functional where TBI employees can enjoy the most up-to-date amenities and technology in an atmosphere that lends itself to creativity, productivity and fun.”
The office boasts several new features including the Technology Evaluation Center (TEC), a lab showcasing technology solutions, hands-on training, and a place to perform proof-of-concept solution testing. Another highlight of the new office is a fully equipped video studio that enables TBI to professionally produce in-house video content for both vendors and partners. The new studio is staffed by a full-time videographer to spearhead everything from customer testimonials to training videos and handle both pre and post-production. Additional features of the office include floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of the Chicago skyline, vending machines with fresh food options, beverages including cold brew coffee, a game room, and more.
With its legacy ShoreTel voice solution reaching end of life, TBI selected 8x8 for its UCaaS solution company wide. 8x8 meets TBI’s operational requirements including constant communications with our mobile workforce via telephony anywhere in the world. TBI recently deployed softphones throughout the organization with 60 legacy handsets; employees are able to utilize 8x8’s X Series platform to take their office lines with them wherever they go and connect with vendors, partners and customers via phone, video and chat, effortlessly.
The new office is located at 8550 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 900, Chicago, Illinois. The building is minutes from O’Hare International Airport, adjacent to two interstates, and is a short walk from the CTA’s Blue Line.
“TBI is successful because of our people. We need a convenient location for both city and suburban employees, an atmosphere that fosters creativity and teamwork, and an environment that inspires all of us to do our best work. I think we’ve built it. I am certain that the new office space gives all our employees—current and future—an opportunity to prosper,” added Shepstone.
TBI officially moves into their new location on June 21, 2019. A grand opening ceremony will take place on July 17, 2019. In addition to their Chicago headquarters, TBI operates their Omni Call Center in Beaverton, Oregon.
TBI is currently hiring for several positions at their new Chicago headquarters. For more information on a career at TBI visit www.tbicom.com/about/careers-in-technology.
TBI's Emily Ball and Bryan Reynolds deliver June Channel News.
CHICAGO – June 5, 2019 – TBI announced a new member to its executive team with the addition of Scott Whalen as Vice President, Strategic Partnerships. The former CenturyLink sales executive joins the Master Agent to further align vendor programs and emerging solutions with TBI partners.
Chicago, IL, May 20, 2019 – TBI, The largest, privately-owned technology distributor, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Jackie Landuyt, Director of Finance to its prestigious 2019 Women of the Channel list. The leaders on this annual list are from all areas of the IT channel ecosystem; representing technology suppliers, distributors, solution providers, and other IT organizations.
Each is recognized for her contributions to channel advocacy, channel growth and visionary leadership.
The annual TBI Big Event was held in Chicago at the historic Soldier Field on May 9th, bringing together some of the largest vendors and most knowledgeable industry experts in the channel.
At the event kick-off, Granite Telecommunications, a $1.4 billion provider of communications services to multilocation businesses and government agencies, presented a ceremonial check to JDRF representatives and announced a $10,000 donation to JDRF to fund diabetes research.
The Master Agent names their first woman to join the executive team
CHICAGO – MAY 1, 2019 – The largest, privately-owned master agent and technology distributor, TBI (formerly Telecom Brokerage Inc.) announced the promotion of Corey Cohen from Director of Marketing to Vice President of Marketing. This promotion makes Corey the first woman to join the master agent’s now seven person executive team.
TBI's Emily Ball and Bryan Reynolds deliver May Channel News.
TBI's Emily Ball and Bryan Reynolds deliver April Channel News.
TBI's Emily Ball and Bryan Reynolds deliver March Channel News.
TBI's Marco Sanchez kicks off The Sales Series addressing common questions partners ask around security. In this series, partners learn about what we're hearing in the field around specific solutions and best practices to implement with their customers.
TBI's Emily Ball and Bryan Reynolds deliver February Channel News.
CHICAGO, IL – February 1, 2018 - TBI, the white-glove solutions delivery provider, continuing the tradition of positioning itself at the forefront of the IT landscape through new strategic partnerships added two new vendors in January. The addition of Hosting.com and Nexvortex not only provides partners with new sets of solutions, but also offers additional resources for end-user engagement. As always, TBI’s solution engineers are accessible to help all selling partners confidently position, design and implement the new portfolio additions.
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CHICAGO, IL and CENTENNIAL, CO - January 8, 2019 – TBI, the white-glove master agent and one of the nation’s leading third-party technology distributors, and Mobile Solutions, a leading provider of full life-cycle Managed Mobility Services, have partnered to offer TBI customers and agents access to Mobile Solutions’ comprehensive SaaS solutions and services.
TBI Rehires Four Past Employees
TBI, named one of Chicago’s best places to work by Crain’s Chicago Business in 2018, is not only a great company to work for; it’s a great company to come back to.
TBI's Emily Ball and Bryan Reynolds deliver January Channel News.
CHICAGO, IL – December 1, 2018. TBI, the white-glove master agent, has further positioned itself at the forefront of the IT landscape through new strategic partnerships solidified in November of this year.
CHICAGO, IL – December 5, 2018 – TBI announced today that Peter Plesh has joined TBI as a Channel Manager, supporting agents in the East Coast.
Fiber has exploded in a big way over the past year. All the major telecom and cable companies have been making massive capital investments in an effort to replace their current network assets, which are becoming increasingly outdated and are costly to maintain.