Industry-leading Technology

for online ordering and fulfillment

top 30 Ranking

in sales out of 19,000
promotional products companies

Top 5 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.

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.

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Promotional products design and development
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
Awards and incentives programs

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

Custom uniform design and distribution
Custom uniform design and distribution

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

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.

Brian Abrams CEO, Executive Chairman

Brian founded CIC in 1996, building the company from a one-person start-up to an industry leader. In addition to his work as a lawyer and CPA, Brian has served on the boards of several closely held corporations and charities. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois as well as a Doctorate of Law degree from the University of Michigan.

Marty Engle Director of Sales

Previous to joining CIC and for 15 years, Marty was the Executive VP of Sales at an industry competitor. Before working in the promotional markets, Marty was a professional tennis player, turning pro at the US Open in 1995. With his tennis career behind him, Marty and his wife, Kristie, compete in Ironman contests while his children run track.

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.

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

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.

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, Atul served as a Senior Management Consultant at Ernst & Young. He 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 and Science.