CBTS Announces AVANT as the Top Technology Solutions Distributor (TSD) Partner of the Year for 2023

February 01, 2024
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For the second consecutive year, AVANT has won the 2023 Top Technology Solutions Distributor Partner of the Year

CBTS is delighted to reveal that AVANT has earned the Top Technology Solutions Distributor (TSD) Partner of the Year for 2023. This marks the second consecutive year AVANT has won the title. CBTS grants this title to a partner based on crucial business performance indicators and business results.

“I am thrilled to announce AVANT’s attainment of the prestigious CBTS Top TSD title. Witnessing AVANT’s impressive strides with our latest channel offerings is truly exciting,” shared Rob Messmer, senior vice president and Channel Chief at CBTS. “Throughout our partnership, AVANT has consistently showcased their dedication to adopting cutting-edge technology, notably through their strong emphasis on sales engineering. This recognition speaks to AVANT’s commitment to innovation and their ability to leverage our offerings for exceptional results. We look forward to continued success and growth in 2024.”

Annually, CBTS honors one of its partners for the highest performance in client acquisition of strategic services, including Cloud, Communications, Infrastructure, Consulting, and Security.

“CBTS aligns seamlessly with our mission to connect Trusted Advisors and their clients with cutting edge technology, spanning cloud solutions, robust security measures, and managed voice implementations,” said Shane McNamara, EVP of operations and engineering at AVANT. “As a company dedicated to propelling technological growth for our Trusted Advisors and their clients at a rapid pace, we eagerly anticipate the continual expansion and flourishing of our partnership with CBTS.”

In 2021, AVANT became the first CBTS Channel Partner to achieve certification in all four certificate domains: UCaaS, SD-WANNaaS, and Network Security. The Certified Channel Partner Program gives participants access to cutting-edge tools, provides encompassing training, and administers rigorous testing to ensure knowledge retention.

In 2023, AVANT awarded CBTS channel engineer Matt Douglass the title of Top Sales Engineer for the third time. So far, Douglass is the only engineer to earn that designation.

“It’s so great to watch CBTS and AVANT thrive together in an ecosystem of mutual success. However, the customers are the real winners, as they get access to best-in-class solutions and seamless implementations that our partnership allows,” said Matt Douglass, Sr. Director of Solution Engineering at CBTS.


AVANT is a platform for IT decision-making and the nation’s premier distributor for next-generation technologies. AVANT provides unique value to its extensive network of Trusted Advisors with original research, channel sales assistance, training, and tools to guide decision-making around IT services that promote business growth. From complex cloud designs to global wide-area network deployments to the latest in security services, AVANT sets the industry standard in enabling its partners and clients to make intelligent, data-driven decisions about services, technology, and cost-effective communications. For more information, visit www.goavant.net, or connect on X and LinkedIn.

About CBTS

CBTS serves enterprise and midmarket clients in all industries across the United States and Canada. CBTS combines deep technical expertise with a full suite of flexible technology solutions—including Application Modernization, Managed Hybrid Cloud, Cybersecurity, Unified Communications, and Infrastructure solutions. From developing and deploying modern applications and the secure, scalable platforms on which they run, to managing, monitoring, and optimizing their operations, CBTS delivers comprehensive technology solutions for its clients’ transformative business initiatives. For more information, please visit www.cbts.com.

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