Cellular Sales independently operates this site and is a Verizon Authorized Retailer.

verizon authorized retailer

Delivering great
experiences since 1993.

For the past 30 years, we’ve carried the latest tech from the world’s most innovative brands, with Verizon, the network America relies on.

CEO Dane Scism

“From the beginning, it’s been our mission to be the doorway to great wireless experiences.”

– Dane Scism, Founder of Cellular Sales

For our customers.

We listen, address the reason they’ve come to us, and guide them to solutions that enhance their lives and help them connect.

For our employees.

We work together to reach goals, celebrate wins, and solve problems with creativity and open communication.

For our partners.

We build trust and relationships beyond the first sale and act as an extension of Verizon, the nation’s most reliable 5G network.

A winning formula.

Our business runs on a few simple core values that guide every interaction, both in the office and on the sales floor.

Own it.

We take initiative and work intentionally to improve our knowledge, teams, systems, and processes to create better experiences.

Ensure mutual success.

We build rewarding interactions with our customers and each other, and learn what works, so we can repeat them at every turn.

Be the experience.

We actively engage and listen in order to remove barriers and see new perspectives. We find solutions together.

Own it.

We take initiative and work intentionally to improve our knowledge, teams, systems, and processes to create better experiences.

Ensure mutual success.

We build rewarding interactions with our customers and each other, and learn what works, so we can repeat them at every turn.

Be the experience.

We actively engage and listen in order to remove barriers and see new perspectives. We find solutions together.

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Own it.

We take initiative and work intentionally to improve our knowledge, teams, systems, and processes to create better experiences.

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Ensure mutual success.

We build rewarding interactions with our customers and each other, and learn what works, so we can repeat them at every turn.

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Be the experience.

We actively engage and listen in order to remove barriers and see new perspectives. We find solutions together.

A commitment to community.

From Cellular Sales corporate to our Verizon authorized retailer locations, we promote fun, inclusivity, and support for our people and the communities we serve.

  • Post-hurricane power up.

    Many of our stores in Central Florida offered generator-powered device charging in the wake of Hurricane Ian.

  • Running for kindness.

    We participated in the Butterfly Run, which benefits the pain and palliative care program at East TN Children’s Hospital.

  • International Volunteer Day.

    Our team celebrated the season of giving by sharing their time and effort with organizations in their neighborhoods.

  • Feeding those in need.

    Team members from Cellular Sales HQ volunteered to pack food and supplies at Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee.

  • A Texas-sized toy drive.

    Cellular Sales teams in SE Texas collected gifts on behalf of Toys for Tots to brighten the holidays for a lot of kids.

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A tradition of excellence.

We’re a three-time Verizon Agent of the Year and have been named to Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies nine times.

See our story so far.

1993
A new start

Stores change to Cellular Sales name.

1997
Heading to NC

Cellular Sales expands into its first state outside of TN (NC).

2002
CS in 7 states

Our company now has markets in TN, GA, KY, OH, IN, VA, and NC.

2007
National Contact Center

Cellular Sales opens its National Contact Center.

2008
INC. 5000 award

Cellular Sales first named to INC. 5000 list of nation’s fastest-growing companies. Expands to 13 states total (MO, KS).

2010
300 stores

300th store opens in Blount County, TN. Expands into four more states reaching seventeen total (PA, NJ, NY, DE).

2012
500 stores

Cellular Sales opens its 500th store in Bel Air, MD.

2013
20th anniversary

Cellular Sales celebrates its 20th Anniversary; Dane Scism awarded Entrepreneur of the year by UT College of Business Administration.

2015
New corporate office

Cellular Sales consolidates National Contact Center, Finance, and HR departments into current corporate headquarters building in Knoxville, TN.

2017
Partner of the Year Award

Cellular Sales is named Verizon Partner of the Year 2017.

2018
700 stores + 25th anniversary

700th store opens in Charlottesville, VA. Cellular Sales celebrates 25th anniversary.

2019
New call center opens

Cellular Sales opens its new call center.

2020
Agent of the Year Award

Cellular Sales is named Verizon Agent of the Year 2020.

2021
Agent of the Year Award

Cellular Sales is named Verizon Agent of the Year 2021.

Be part of our next chapter.

At Cellular Sales, we invest in our team. Get the training, tools, and mentorship you need to build a thriving career.

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Be part of our next chapter.

At Cellular Sales, we invest in our team. Get the training, tools, and mentorship you need to build a thriving career.

Meet our executive team.

From our Cellular Sales headquarters in Knoxville, TN, they set the example for accomplished, mission-guided leadership.

dane scism
Dane Scism

Chief Executive Officer

JT Thome
JT Thome

Chief Operating Officer

Pam White
Pam White

Chief Financial Officer

Brett Patterson
Brett Patterson

Executive VP, Sales

Reese Thomas
Reese Thomas

General Counsel

dane scism

Dane Scism

Chief Executive Officer

jt thome

JT Thome

Chief Operating Officer

pam white

Pam White

Chief Financial Officer

brett patterson

Brett Patterson

Executive VP, Sales

reese thomas

Reese Thomas

General Counsel

Meet our Regional Presidents.

Our Regional Presidents lead markets and sales teams throughout the country.

Reese Thomas

General Counsel

Reese Thomas has over 20 years of business and legal experience, the wealth of which he brings to the table as Cellular Sales’ General Counsel. In his role, Reese advises our executive team on all legal matters and works to protect the company’s interests and reputation.

 

In addition to his previous work as a corporate lawyer for Knoxville firm, Egerton McAfee, Reese has served as COO and CEO of TIS Insurance Services, Inc. His firm, RKT LAW, PLLC, focused on corporate, real estate, and employment law. As an adjunct professor at UT Law School, he taught contract drafting, sharing his knowledge with future lawyers. Today, Reese provides invaluable guidance that has helped us to grow responsibly and secure our place in the industry as Verizon’s premier retail partner.

 

Reese has earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from University of Tennessee-Knoxville, where he also attended UT Law School and graduated summa cum laude with an admission to the Order of the Coif honor society.

Brett Patterson​

Executive VP, Sales

Brett Patterson is the Executive Vice President of Sales for Cellular Sales.

The breadth of Brett’s experience in Sales and Sales Management spans three decades. His record of exceptional leadership began at ADP, where he became the youngest Regional Director in the company’s history. His professional background also includes Business Link, a digital retail enterprise that he owned and operated before selling in 2005, and serving as President of BL3 Ventures, a real estate holding company. Before Cellular Sales, his work at Ultimate Software as a sales executive helped to grow the business to $4.3 billion.

Brett has earned a B.S. from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. He also serves as Director of the PB & JAM Foundation, a philanthropic fund that supports local and national charities, scholarships, disaster relief, research, and more.

Pam White

Chief Financial Officer

As CFO, Pam White’s financial and strategic direction has helped to transform Cellular Sales into a thriving national retailer. Since first joining the organization as Director of Accounting, and now as Chief Financial Officer, Pam has provided outstanding leadership to ensure the health and effectiveness of our financial, accounting, and human resources departments.

 

Pam has previously served as CFO and VP of Finance for Aeroflex USA, Inc., where she oversaw a growth factor of 300% that took the international joint venture start-up from $2 million to $20 million in just five years. Her expertise in planning and analytical insight at Cellular Sales has similarly fostered tremendous growth throughout the company and increased shareholder wealth.

 

Pam is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from University of Tennessee-Knoxville, along with an MBA from Lincoln Memorial University. She also sits on several committees dedicated to promoting local businesses and networking, including the Executive Women’s Association and Leadership Knoxville.

JT Thome​

Chief Operating Officer

JT Thome has a history of fostering exceptional growth through intelligent business leadership. As COO of Cellular Sales, JT oversees several vital aspects of the company, including store operations, technology, supply chain and logistics, and the national call center. Since 2010, his experience has helped in guiding our expansion to hundreds of stores across the country, and in making Cellular Sales the nation’s premier Verizon Wireless retailer.

 

Following his service in the US Army, JT managed AT&T’s global support call center before moving into data networking and acquisition sales. His record of success goes on to include joining the original WebMD start-up team, where he held several executive-level positions, including VP of Product Management, as the health information services giant grew to reach over 100 million people a month and over $1 billion in revenue. As Senior VP of e-Commerce, then CIO, at Jewelry Television, his team increased website sales from 8% to 24%. During his time as COO at Textbooks.com, his implementation of key technology, analytics, and marketing platforms led to 68% growth year after year. Today, JT’s leadership is helping our team at Cellular Sales navigate the unique opportunities and challenges of scaling for an evolving telecommunications retail industry.

 

JT has earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from Emory University.

Dane Scism

Chief Executive Officer

Customer satisfaction through meaningful, in-person interaction has always been a cornerstone of Dane Scism’s vision for Cellular Sales. It’s this commitment to service that has distinguished our CEO along with the company itself, transforming what was once a small local business into the country’s premier Verizon retail partner.

 

Since buying Cellular Sales in 1993 with his wife, Margaret, Dane’s leadership has resulted in tremendous growth and success. From a single shopping center location and a handful of mall kiosks in East Tennessee, we have since expanded to hundreds of stores across the country. He has brought more productivity per door than any other agent within Verizon’s indirect channel. Dane’s effective and inspiring leadership style was featured in Jeb Blount’s best-selling book, “People Follow You: The Real Secret to Inspiring Your Team to Take Action.”

 

Dane holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. In 2014, he was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by UT’s Haslam School of Business. He has served on the board of directors for the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce and the executive cabinet for the United Way campaign for East Tennessee.