About I Carry The Bag

Finding information about the craft that has provided a career and handsome living for so many Distribution professionals is sporadic at best. The occasional mention in one of many industry publications is about the best you can hope for. Even when the articles appear they do little to explore the art and science of this great business of wholesaling.

And that’s why I Carry The Bag…the official magazine of wholesaling was born.

This  ALL DIGITAL quarterly publication delves into the real heart of the issues facing anyone who is engaged in wholesaling today.

If you’re involved in:

  • External Wholesaling
  • Hybrid Wholesaling
  • Internal Wholesaling
  • Divisional Management
  • National Sales
  • 1099 Wholesaling
  • Independent Marketing Organizations

then this publication has the insights and information that will help you grow your business.

Editor-in-Chief and Publisher:

Rob Shore

With over thirty years experience in Financial Services, and twenty in Distribution, Rob Shore’s proven background in corporate America has provided him with a reputation as a leader who has been known for innovation, results, creativity, and most importantly, extraordinary sales success.

Prior to founding shorespeak, L.L.C. (the parent company) he directed, as President of Allstate Distributors, L.L.C., the activities of cross channel product distribution and marketing that:

• Produced over $30 billon in top line sales
• Achieved over 30% annual compounded sales growth
• Consistently increased profitability
• Was known for innovation and a creative approach to the marketplace

Prior to that he helped build OppenheimerFunds early entry into bank distribution and as one of the founding wholesalers:

  • raising over $1.75 billion and
  • maintained #1 wholesaling position for 4 consecutive years and
  • achieved #1 or #2 market share at every account he served

Now, as CEO of shorespeak, L.L.C., he serves the sales and financial services communities through his coaching, training and consulting services.

In addition to I Carry The Bag, Rob is the publisher of WholesalerMasterminds.com, the defacto online destination for wholesaler practice management. He coaches hundreds of wholesalers via one on one and peer coaching sessions and through live training at regional, divisional and national sales meetings.

Check out Rob’s NEW book “Brotherhood of the Bag, A Wholesaler’s Handbook“.