marketing services

Promotional products design and development

Here you’ll find more than 600,000 items as well as price, shipping and delivery details.

Promotional products design and development

Here you’ll find more than 600,000 items as well as price, shipping and delivery details.

Awards and incentives programs

Direct purchasing from leading brands saves time and cuts cost.

Awards and incentives programs

Direct purchasing from leading brands saves time and cuts cost.

Custom uniform design and distribution

CIC offers a full range of uniform apparel and accessories – from polo shirts to aprons and chef’s hats.

Custom uniform design and distribution

CIC offers a full range of uniform apparel and accessories – from polo shirts to aprons and chef’s hats.

Industry-leading Technology

for online ordering and fulfillment

top 30 Ranking

in sales out of 19,000
promotional products companies

Top 10 Recognition

as one of the best places to work in each of the past three years out of 21,000 distributors & suppliers

purchase price access

Direct purchase price access to brands exclusively sold through retail channels.

Supply Chain

Fully integrated international supply chain linked to our webstores.

Experienced Experts

Our account executives average more than 10 years working in the industry

Customer Service

CIC’s onsite creative team realizes that the strength of our brand depends on the strength of yours. We provide the most proactive and personal service in the industry.

See advantages

Our dedicated sales team of marketing professionals has an average CIC tenure of more than ten years. You won’t find that type of company loyalty anywhere else in the industry. In fact, the first employee hired when we were founded in 1996 is still with us today.

In addition to backgrounds in art, graphic design, marketing and advertising, CIC employees are known for their upbeat energy, intellectual curiosity, dedication to your complete satisfaction, as well as resourceful creativity in furthering your program goals.

When you partner with CIC, you’ll work with a team of professionals you can depend on – not a phone bank overseas. We have the expertise to handle all of your branding projects from website development and collateral production to online programs.

History

Founded in 1996, Northbrook-based Corporate Imaging Concepts, LLC provides branded promotional products and online company store portals for some of the country’s largest corporations. CIC’s game-changing LEIF™ technology solution links customers directly to world-class suppliers and leads the industry in supply chain efficiencies. The company's commitment to technology advancements, combined with a workforce dedicated to exceeding customer expectations, has resulted in steady double-digit growth along with industry recognition as a sales leader and one of the best places to work. For more information visit: www.corp-imaging.com

With a passion for supply chain efficiency, game-changing technology and superior customer service, Brian Abrams left a successful law career behind to found Corporate Imaging Concepts in 1996. Since then the company has continued to grow, revolutionizing the industry through hard work, a dedicated team and an unwavering commitment to building better branding solutions.

The inspiration for CIC came from a company Brian started in 1991 while in law school. Back then he was imprinting t-shirts and sweatshirts for fraternities and sororities. Rekindling his entrepreneurial spirit, Brian set out to improve that original business model.

CIC is founded. From day one, Brian knew that CIC’s success would depend on a talented team of customer service, sales, technology and warehouse experts that work to exceed client expectations every day. Our employees are among the best in the business. Always have been and always will be.

CIC signs its first company store client

CIC moves its headquarters from Northfield, IL to Northbrook, IL

LEIF supplier direct ordering module is released

CIC acquires the assets of Greatways, Inc.

CIC opens its first warehouse and begins fulfilling its clients’ LEIF™ orders.

LEIF supplier direct ordering module is released

CIC expands into its new headquarters in Northbrook, IL

The Proofprfkt real-time proofing module is added to the LEIF platform.

CIC opens its Jacksonville, FL office

CIC opens its Indianapolis, IN office

CIC is recognized as one of the top 20 Best Places to Work

CIC is recognized as one of the top 10 Best Places to Work

Corporate Imaging Concepts, Inc. became Corporate Imaging Concepts, LLC through a partnership with Cardinal Equity Partners. This strategic alliance strengthened our ability to continually reinvest in human engineering and new technology that improve your processes while enhancing your brand.

CIC opens its Milwaukee, WI office

CIC is recognized as one of the top 10 Best Places to Work

CIC begins fulfilling orders for its European customers through its warehousing in Poland

Opens its Hong Kong office

Berkley Capital acquires the majority interest in Corporate Imaging. Berkley Capital is a wholly owned subsidiary of W. R. Berkley, a Fortune 500, publicly traded company.

Today, CIC maintains its industry-leader status, offering superior products and services along with the fastest, most accurate and cost-efficient supplier direct system available anywhere.

What hasn’t changed through the years is our unwavering commitment to exceeding client expectations through flawless service. We’re proud to still be serving our very first client and to have grown alongside them as their branded product resource.

What hasn’t changed through the years is our unwavering commitment to exceeding client expectations through flawless service. We’re proud to still be serving our very first client and to have grown alongside them as their branded product resource.

Executive Team

CIC’s Board includes industry professionals along with customer service, supply chain and quality experts. We’re driven to create optimal solutions through best-in-class technology solutions and customer service that’s second to none.

Bob Herzog CEO

Bob joined CIC in April of 2017 as its CEO with a goal to continue CIC’s explosive growth to become one of the largest and most efficient Distributors in the promotional space. Prior to joining CIC Bob spent the previous 10 years with Polyconcept North America. While at PCNA Bob was the CEO of the Bullet Line business unit in Miami for 7 years. As CEO Bob was instrumental in growing the Bullet business over 250% while also increasing the profitability during that time frame.

In 2015 PCNA underwent a Transformation to integrate all operations in North America and Bob was asked to assume the COO role. The Operations team under Bob’s leadership was able to streamline and standardize operational processes across all 5 facilities in North America.

Before Polyconcept Bob was the Managing Director of Import Operations for FedEx in Memphis Tennessee for 6 years. Bob’s team was responsible for obtaining US Customs clearance for 75,000 inbound shipments every night in a 3-hour time span.

Bob started his career at UPS in Northern California. Bob’s first assignment was loading trucks part-time while attending college. He was able to continually take on larger roles including General Manager of several large Divisions in the Northern California area.

Bob has his BS in Business Administration from Sonoma State University and his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Jeff Gilfand President

Jeff joined CIC after working as a Senior Auditor at Ernst & Young. A CPA, Jeff also held senior financial executive and operations positions at VISANOW, Primesport and Strata Marketing.

Jeff earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois.

Rick Salvadore VP of Sales

Rick Joined CIC in September 2017 as its VP of Sales. Before CIC, Rick focused on Strategic Customer Sales and Revenue Generation, Business Development and Relationship Management in US and Canada; Retail Grocery, Food service, Consumer Packaged Goods and Healthcare.

Rick has a BS from US Naval Academy and an MBA from the University of South Florida.

Atul Shevade CTO

Before joining CIC, Atul was a founder and CTO of iMenu360 Inc., a high frequency, online ordering portal for restaurants around the world. He was also the co-founder and general partner of Ordernetwork, LLC. In addition, he also served as a Senior Management Consultant at Ernst & Young.

Atul holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, a master’s degree in Computer Science from Southern Illinois University as well as a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from S.G.S. Institute of Technology &Science.

Thomas H. Ghegan, Jr. Board Member

Thomas “Bud” Ghegan has been a Managing Director at Berkley Capital since 2013. Prior to joining Berkley Capital, Bud served as a Principal at Founders Equity Inc from 2006 to 2013. Earlier in his career, Bud worked in the private equity and financial services practices of Oliver Wyman in New York and London.

Bud holds an M.B.A from Harvard Business School and a B.S. from the University of Virginia.

Frank T. Medici Board Member

Frank Medici has been the President of Berkley Capital since 2006. Prior to joining Berkley Capital LLC, Frank was a Managing Director in the financial institutions group, investment banking at Morgan Stanley & Co. and, prior to that, he was an attorney specializing in corporate law with the firm of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, LLP.

Frank holds a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Connecticut and a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Fairfield University and both a M.B.A. and J.D. from Fordham University.