TBI Announces the Formation of a Northeast Strategic Partnership

Ken Mercer Departs TBI, Building a Business Alliance as an Agent and Partner

Feb 16, 2016, 09:15 ET from Telecom Brokerage, Inc.

CHICAGO, Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- TBI, the nation's leading technology distributor, announces today that Vice President, Ken Mercer has accepted a position with Mason Technologies Inc.   Relocating to their headquarters in Deer Park, New York, Ken will now serve as Mason's Chief Technology Officer across the global organization. He will lead the effort to deliver premier technology services utilizing the combined strengths of TBI and Mason Technologies.

"Ken has been instrumental in helping to grow this company, I along with the rest of TBI are excited to extend our strategic partnership with him," said Geoffrey Shepstone, TBI's President. "I have no doubt that Ken will become one of our most successful agents given his unique knowledge and relationships within TBI. Having Ken located on the East Coast greatly improves the opportunity to strengthen TBI's position within the Northeast market. It's an exciting venture for everyone and I'm happy for my business partner and friend."

As Chief Technology Officer at Mason Technologies, Mercer will be responsible for generating sales and improving operations across the entire product suite of Mason Technologies. Mercer will combine structured cabling, video conference engineering, video security and carrier services into a complete product suite for both Mason's business and government clients.

"Ken is known for his consistent production and brilliance," said Adam Mason, Mason Technologies' Chief Financial Officer. "My wife and CEO, Jen Mason, and I have had the pleasure of knowing Ken for many years. We're blessed to have a person of such integrity and resilience join the Mason family. Ken's reliability and moxie are a perfect fit to preserve and grow the already strong ties with TBI, while making Mason Technologies even more of a cutting edge IT powerhouse."

Mercer joined TBI in 2003 as a vendor specialist having previously worked at Qwest Communications, Fujitsu and as Vice President at MBX Systems. Throughout his tenure at TBI, Mercer oversaw various departments including sales, marketing and IT, helping to grow the company from 9 to 160 employees.

"TBI has been my home for the last 13 years," said Mercer. "This is a chance for me to learn all of the global services Mason provides, extending my past experiences to now work on the other side as an agent and partner. For years, I have seen the results of empowering partners who work directly with TBI and the incredible success achieved. This move affords me the opportunity to achieve the same results. I will continue to make an impact at TBI working with Mason Technologies by garnering significant traction on the East Coast. I'm shaking things up, but I am certain TBI, TBI's partners and TBI's vendors will continue to be serviced with the high quality they expect, because the TBI team is the best in the industry."

Mercer is held in high regard within the telecommunications industry. Most recently he was listed as one of VAR Guy's Top 50 Channel Influencers. He currently sits on over 10 vendor advisory councils and is considered an industry expert, speaking at various channel industry events, being quoted in industry trend articles and gaining a loyal social media following from his published content.

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.

Corey Cohen
Marketing Director

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SOURCE Telecom Brokerage, Inc.