TBI announced the addition of two new national channel managers to support and grow the company’s agent partner base in the Southwest and Midwest.

Channel Partners

March 16, 2016

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TBI Adds 2 Channel Managers

PRESS RELEASE — CHANNEL PARTNERS —  TBI (Booth 215 and a Meeting Room Sponsor), the nation’s leading technology distributor, announces the recent addition of two new National Channel Managers, Johnson Tran and Ash Kakish, to further support and grow the company’s agent partner base in the Southwest and Midwest regions. As National Channel Managers at TBI, the two will focus on accelerating sales and enabling TBI’s agent partners to sell technology solutions. In addition, they will provide support to these agent partners and develop strategic plans to grow their business and increase revenue.

TBI's Johnson TranJohnson Tran, based in Houston, TX, brings over 12 years of experience in the telecommunications industry with a strong focus in mobility sales. He began his career at T-Mobile, where he 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 with Clearwire Corporation where he 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.

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

TBI's Ash KakishAsh Kakish, based in Chicago, IL, brings over 10 years of experience in indirect sales and a strong background in business development. A career in the telecom industry began for Ash in 2005 at American Wireless where he served as a Director of Operations. He spearheaded the development of four new locations, generated an average of 350 lines per month and achieved Premier Dealer status. Ash became District Manager for Retail Business Development where he oversaw an indirect Vonage campaign with a team of over 75 sales professionals; the team successfully grew from 0 to 10 markets and earned Top District recognition. Most recently, he was the Director of Business Development with Sprint Business Solutions where he increased viable lead generation by 47% during his first year.

“I have found a true passion in building sales teams and supporting others in achieving their goals,” said Ash. “Being part of TBI allows me to do what I love most and I’m looking forward to helping our partners grow their business.”

“We are very excited to welcome Johnson and Ash to the team,” said Geoff Shepstone, TBI President. “As TBI continues to grow, our Channel Sales team is only becoming stronger thanks to the highly professional individuals joining our team. I am confident that both Ash and Johnson’s IT knowledge and proven talent in indirect sales will be exceedingly beneficial to our agent partners in the channel community and further contribute to the growth of TBI.”

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.

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