CBI Telecommunications Consultants: 2019 WBENC Conference Exhibitor

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Time sure seems to be moving quickly! We can’t believe the WBENC National Conference is less than a month away! The conference theme this year is “Connect. Grow. Thrive.”, which represents immersing yourself in a dynamic ecosystem of entrepreneurs and professionals, all dedicated to increasing opportunities for women-owned businesses. This year’s conference is being held in “Charm City” Baltimore, Maryland from June 24th – 27th and will be hosted by the Women’s Presidents Educational Organization DC region. If you’d like to learn more about the National WBENC Conference, you can do so by clicking here.

CBI Telecommunications Consultants is both excited and privileged to be an exhibitor at this WBENC Conference! Attending this year will be our CEO – Denise Booms-Pepin, Vince Cobb, Justin Emelander, Danny Bingel, Hayley Owczarzak and JoAnn Christensen. Denise and Hayley have attended several National Conferences, whereas the rest of the team will be attending for either their first or second time. At the end of this post, there are bios for each of our six attendees representing CBI.

CBI’S booth number this year is #3326, which happens to be right around the corner from the Food and Drinks corner of the conference. Stop on by after you’ve grabbed a quick bite or a drink during a long day of walking the floor. We would love to discuss innovative ways CBI can save your company time, money and frustration with your technology! Plus, we have plenty of give-away items that you won’t want to miss out on.

Denise Booms-PepinDenise Booms-Pepin – Founder & CEO

Denise has been an entrepreneur for nearly 30 years and has personally been involved in the startup and successful management of seven different companies. In 1991 she started CBI Telecommunications in her basement and has been a champion of the telecom expense management industry ever since. Denise is married, a mother of one and a big fan of the University of Michigan Wolverines, and is actively involved with many local and national non-profits.

 Email: dpepin@cbitelecom.com     Phone: (616) 855-7801

Vince Cobb – Senior Director of Sales & Marketing

Vince has been a part of the mobility telecom industry for over 30 years, with 10 of those years spent at CBI. He has been instrumental in creating new products, methods and processes for CBI, while always maintaining a personalized approach in solving problems for both current and prospective clients. In his free time, Vince enjoys spending time with his wife, children and extended family.

Email: vcobb@cbitelecom.com     Phone: (616) 855-7818


Justin Emelander – Director of Marketing

Justin has been with CBI since March of 2017. Since jumping on board, Justin has brought value to CBI by maintaining our corporate brand through website & social media management, conference/event planning, innovative marketing material development, lead research and more. Justin spends most of his time with his wife and daughter, and he loves to travel, and he chases thunderstorms as a hobby.

Email: jemelander@cbitelecom.com     Phone: (616) 855-7844

Danny Bingel – Director of Business Development

Danny is a Michigan State University graduate that has been with CBI for over five years. During college, Danny generated over $1.2 million in revenue while operating his own business. His experience with energy analysis and procurement have benefited CBI by analyzing telecom invoices to opportunities for credits back from vendors. Danny is big fan of his alma mater Michigan State and heavily involved in CrossFit.

Email: dbingel@cbitelecom.com     Phone: (616) 855-7831

Hayley Owczarzak – Director of Business Development

Hayley is a graduate of Aquinas College and has been with CBI for almost 4 years, interning for two of them. She is experienced with Global Sales and has demonstrated a strong knowledge of the telecommunications industry. Her responsibilities include direct sales, supplier diversity management, Salesforce management and more. Hayley studied abroad in Europe in 2016 and loves to write & sing her own songs.

Email: howczarzak@cbitelecom.com     Phone: (616) 855-7811

JoAnn Christensen – Director of Business Development

JoAnn is the newest member to the CBI sales team, but she is no stranger to sales. She spent 30+ years in Medical Device Sales & Management with Pfizer, Leibinger & Fisher, Pharmacia Deltec and Smiths Medical, while 15 of those years with Smiths Medical she was also the National Sales Trainer. JoAnn has a degree in Business Administration from Aquinas College and has received numerous Awards of Excellence from customer feedback. Outside of the office, JoAnn enjoys home renovations, traveling and boating in the summer.

Email: jchristensen@cbitelecom.com     Phone: (616) 855-7839




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