TBI Announces First-ever Distee Awards

TBI, a leading technology brokerage firm, announced the 2020 winners for its first-ever vendor awards, the Distee Awards.

Honorees earned awards through a combined effort of top sales quotas, consistent support to the organization and survey data collected from TBI employees. The team gave out 32 awards to providers and leaders in the Channel with notable categories including Top Suppliers of the Year, Top Growth Supplier, Regional and National Channel Manager of the Year, and more.

“TBI could not be prouder to announce the winners of our 2020 vendor awards. We appreciate the continued support that our providers contributed to TBI during this time and thank them for their commitment to our organization,” said TBI’s SVP of Strategic Partnerships, Scott Whalen.

Here is the full list of TBI’s 2020 Distee Award winners:

Top Suppliers of the Year 




Comcast Business

AT&T Business

Top New Suppliers of the Year 

  • Consolidated Communications
  • TierPoint
  • RapidScale

Top Growth Supplier 

  • Nextiva
  • UCaaS Supplier of the Year
  • RingCentral
  • CCaaS Supplier of the Year
  • Genesys

Network Supplier of the Year 

  • Verizon
  • SD-WAN Supplier of the Year
  • Masergy
  • IoT Supplier of the Year
  • LinkAmerica

Mobility Supplier of the Year 

  • Verizon Wireless

Aggregator of the Year 

  • Hypercore Networks

Regional Channel Manager of the Year* 

  • Jacob Gura, AT&T Business
  • Chris Fuhry, NHC
  • Mike Peth, Nextiva
  • David Zeidan, Verizon Wireless
  • Denise Kopinski, Nextiva
  • Mario Hintz, BCM One
  • Amber Conard, net2phone

National Channel Manager of the Year* 

  • Frank Sheridan, Lumen
  • James Nichols, AT&T Business
  • Kathy Flick, Nextiva

Channel Chief* 

  • Michelle Kadlacek, Spectrum

Powerhouse of the Year* 

  • Rosana Filingeri, Cybersafe Solutions
  • Josh Skelton, AT&T Business
  • Lindsey Meallo, Granite
  • Mike Cass, Netrix
  • Susan Rodriguez, ACC Business

*Awarded based on survey data collected from TBI employees