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TBI Announces Scott Whalen as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

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.

As Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at TBI, Scott will work closely with vendors to identify products and create specific programs that TBI partners can leverage to increase sales.

Whalen brings 20 years of telecom industry experience to TBI, with the last 16 being in various leadership roles within CenturyLink. Most recently, he managed the CenturyLink/TBI relationship, helping to align products and channel sales teams across the country. Scott spearheaded many new programs within CenturyLink’s channel program, experiencing success across the board, achieving president’s club status and helping to solidify TBI’s diamond status and highest customer retention rate.

“Scott is highly regarded in the industry and amongst TBI’s agent community,” said TBI President, Geoff Shepstone. “We’re excited to have him join the executive leadership. His long-standing relationship with TBI, proven leadership and hands on organization will augment TBI’s value of white-glove service delivery."

Scott also commented on his new role saying, “It has been rewarding to spend the last several years working alongside TBI and contributing to their growth. I am very excited to be able to join this talented, award-winning team that has established themselves as not only a premier master agency but a reliable and trustworthy business partner to both agents and vendors alike. I’m excited to help accelerate TBI's success as they move to the next level."

TBI is the nation’s leading third-party technology distributor. Since 1991, it has assisted Systems Integrators, VARs, MSPs, IT consultants, developers, software distributors and more in advising and sourcing the right technology solutions. TBI serves as a partner’s advocate, ensuring the proper provisioning of cloud, Internet, data, mobility, voice, and managed services from best-in-class service providers to achieve clients’ desired business outcomes. Through training and marketing programs focused on the benefits of technology to the business, TBI empowers its partners to be the foremost authority to advise and source all their clients’ technology needs. With the largest back-office in the industry, TBI partners are fully supported by pre- and post-sales operations, project managers, and solutions engineers certified in the latest industry-leading technologies. For more information visit

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