Master Agency TBI Adds Dialpad, CommandLink, 5 More Suppliers

IoT, security and UCaaS are all represented.

James Anderson, Senior News Editor

October 8, 2020

2 Min Read
Provider and supplier contracts

TBI, the Chicago-based master agency, has unveiled of new a host of new supplier partnership.

TBI announced no fewer than seven new vendors in the last week. They cover a wide range of markets, including IoT, security and networking.

First, the company teamed with business communications provider Dialpad. Adam Knudsen, TBI’s vice president of sales operations said Dialpad offers “huge business impact” for partners. Moreover, Knudsen praised Dialpad’s artificial and virtual intelligence capabilities.


TBI’s Adam Knudsen

“As one of the fastest-growing work-from-anywhere companies, Dialpad is the perfect provider to help support the expanding remote workforce,” he said.

Dialpad recently bought video conferencing provider Highfive.

The master agency recruited another communications company in the form of Inteliquent. The Chicago-based voice infrastructure provider operates a tier 1 nationwide network.

TBI also partnered with security provider Amor, which offers a software platform. In addition, TBI teamed with Cybersafe Solutions, which offers MSSP features like security operations center (SOC).

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On the telecommunications side, the master agency signed an agreement with networking and communications platform provider CommandLink, as well as satellite internet provider HughesNet. CommandLink recently earned “best new supplier” honors from agents of rival master Telarus.

IoT Supplier

TBI also launched a partnership with internet-of-things (IoT) provider LinkAmerica. The vendor’s suite includes asset tracking, fleet management and a web-based monitoring solution. LinkAmerica CEO Andrés Ruzo said both LinkAmerica and TBI both operate with a channel-friendly mindset.


LinkAmerica’s Andrés Ruzo

“Our partnership will allow LinkAmerica to channel their very capable and cutting-edge products through the robust network of partners that TBI has developed through their market leadership,” Ruzo said.

The cable industry recently recognized TBI for its marketing innovation. Vice President of Marketing Corey Cohen, who helped organize the company’s recent virtual event, accepted the award.

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James Anderson

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

James Anderson is a news editor for Channel Futures. He interned with Informa while working toward his degree in journalism from Arizona State University, then joined the company after graduating. He writes about SD-WAN, telecom and cablecos, technology services distributors and carriers. He has served as a moderator for multiple panels at Channel Partners events.

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