Brian Abrams serves as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Baumhart Center, helping students to apply entrepreneurial thinking to drive social impact.
Brian is the founder and until 2017 served as CEO and Board Chair of Corporate Imaging Concepts, LLC. Under his leadership, Corporate Imaging grew from a start-up to a top 30 ranking in sales volume out 19,000 US-based promotional merchandise companies. In 2016 Brian was recognized as the industry’s Entrepreneur of the Year. That same year, Berkley Capital, a NY based private equity firm, purchased a majority interest in the company.
In addition to Corporate Imaging, Brian is a co-founder of Beacon Academy, an International Baccalaureate high school in Evanston, IL - the first Montessori high school in Illinois. Brian served as Board Chair.
Currently, Brian serves on the Advisory Board of a Boston-based private equity firm, Fort Point Capital. He also serves as a Board Member for a Michigan-based private equity backed, experiential market agency, EventLink; a venture capital backed, technology enabled rewards business, Rewards21; and an ERP platform, Aturian
A graduate of the University of Illinois with a BS in Accountancy (BS and CPA ’90) and the University of Michigan Law School (JD ’93), previously Brian was an attorney with Schiff Hardin and Fox Swibel Levin & Carroll.