Director of Sales | Central Illinois
Jason Trent grew up in central Illinois and holds a double major in Business Communications and Business Administration from Truman University. He started his career at Modern Business Systems selling facsimile systems in the Kansas City market. Jason then transferred back to central Illinois and started a dedicated facsimile team. He then went on to manage the Decatur and Peoria branch opportunities where he won multiple Presidents’ Clubs as well as manager of the year awards.
With the IKON change, Jason moved on to CDS Office technologies where he served as their Vice President of sales for 12 years. In 2012, Jason then came back to the Gibbs family when he took on the challenge of starting up GFI Digital in the central Illinois market. Through his’s leadership, GFI Digital acquired Bundy Business Systems and has opened up 4 offices serving the Champaign, Springfield, Peoria and Bloomington markets. When not working, he enjoys all outdoor activities; especially hunting and fishing. Jason is also very involved in his community having served as a board member to the American Red Cross; being a past Rotarian; deacon at his Church; shooting coordinator for the local 4H clubs and coaching many baseball teams over the years. Jason has been married to Cathi for 20 years and enjoys spending time with her and their 2 boys, Jacob and Jaxon.
"What do I love about working at GFI Digital? Where do I start? I love working at GFI because our culture breeds employee development and customer service. We are a family owned business and we truly have a GFI Digital family. There are great benefits and unbelievable opportunities to run a territory as your own business with world class support! When we study the Great Game of Business, The Advantage, Dale Carnegie, and Management by Objectives, we learn to truly put our employees and customers first. I never have to worry about customer satisfaction, as no other company has made the investment we have to ensure we are best in breed for our Managed Print Solutions, MFP offerings, Managed IT services, and world class IT hardware solutions.
GFI Digital is a performance driven company that also has the best employee incentives and recognition programs in the business – bar none. From hosting President Club trips, awarding company cars (including BMWs), hosting quarterly top sales outings, having company recognition events, and providing the opportunity to earn unlimited incomes, GFI proves that they recognize hard work, team collaboration and rewards those who truly strive to be the best they can."