I was born in Marshall, Virginia and moved to Baltimore, Maryland at the age of five and a half. My parents had a furniture and applicance store, and I became fascinated with business at a young age.
I am an alumnus of the University of Baltimore, School of Business Administration. After completing my education, I was involved in sales for several major corporations such as Celebrity-Prestige and Buster Brown Textile.
I ended my career at Buster Brown as their Sales Manager.
In 1980, I fufilled my dream by starting Cornblatt Associates, a manufacturers' representitive sales agency. Over the years, we have been blessed by representing many of the country's top brands. During this time, I loved the opportunity to make friends and build relationships with our accounts, who I considered partners in business.
After thirty years in business as President and CEO of Cornblatt Associates, I had the good fortune of keeping the business in the family. I turned the leadership over to my son, Paul. He has proved to be extremely competent and has successfully expanded our great organization with his vision.
My family is most important to me. I am happily married to my wife Ann for fifty-five years. We also have two sons. Paul, who is married to Abbie, has twin 13-year-old daughters. My other son Brian, is married to Grace and has two daughters, age 15 and 13. My daughters-in-law and my four granddaughters are my gems and jewels. As I look back, I have been most fortunate!
As the son of a salesman, I knew early on that this was my destiny. In 1980, my father, Howard Cornblatt, left a management position at Buster Brown to start Cornblatt Associates.
I spent most summers after that traveling the road with my dad, calling on accounts and attending trade shows. During a break from college in the summer of 1994 , I took over a territory for one of his salesman who was out on medical leave. The rest, as they say, is history.
I spent the next 15 years managing a territory and calling on key accounts. In 2010 I became President of Cornblatt Associates. We have built tremendous relationships with our vendor partners and have an amazing account base in the Mid Atlantic States. After 10 years as the President of Cornblatt Associates, I continue to manage our team, call on key accounts, including Amazon and Military accounts. My wife, Abbie, and I have been married for 18 years and have twin 13 year old girls, Lauren and Julia. Our home is complete with our Beagle/Sheppard/mutt mix, Bella and a Yorkie named Zoey.
When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling, drinking wine, drives in the Jeep and lacrosse with the girls.
Rob comes to Cornblatt Associates by way of Buffalo New York where he started with Jockey Underwear in 1985. He was transferred by Jockey to the Towson, MD area in 1988. Selling Jockey Underwear helped him find his future bride Suzie who was one of his lingerie buyers.
After 10 Years with Jockey Rob found his way to the gift industry starting with Dakin Plush. Dakin was purchased by Applause and then Rob answered a small ad in the Washington Post for a position with Ty Inc. 17 years later it was time to make the change from company man to his current career as an independent rep with Cornblatt Associates in 2015. Robs oldest daughter Emma lives in the Federal Hill section of Baltimore and younger daughter Chloe is in her second year at Marymount Manhattan College in the Big Apple pursuing a career in Musical Theater.
Jill Ringer has been in the gift and toy industry for 33 years.. She started as a sales rep with the Russ Berrie Co. and was there until they closed their doors in 2011. She then worked for Giftcraft until 2017. She then joined Cornblatt Associates and the rest is history.
Jill enjoys growing her business with each of her customers and always makes sure she has fun with her customers. Her motto is "Seeing me and the lines I represent is like visiting the top 2 floors of Building Two of the America's Mart in Atlanta". The line package has something for everyone.
She is happily married to her husband Ray of 29 years, and is thankful she lives 6 miles from her only son, Weston, and his beautiful wife, Taylor. Jill loves to sing, travel, play pickle ball, and riding her electric bike. She enjoys traveling around the state calling on her customers and visiting her friends throughout her sales territory.
Guy Tuvin has over 40 years of experience in selling & marketing Toys, Gifts and Novelties. His interest in the gift industry started early , when after school he would spend hours in gift and toy shops.,
After graduating college, he started in retail for Macy’s and attended their Junior Executive Training Program. He then worked for two of the greatest gift manufacturers, Enesco, and Russ Berrie.
He then served as a Director of Marketing at Unique Industries, followed by jobs in licensing with Manual Wood Workers and IPNetwork.com. In 2013 he joined Cornblatt Associates Guy is proud of the relationships he has been able to develop and can honestly say many of his customers are also his friends. He strives to offer these principles today, outstanding service, outstanding care, and compassion. When not working, he enjoys keeping in contact with his friends and family.
Additionally , he loves reading about sports, design, and innovation. But for the most part, he just enjoys sharing his home with his lovely wife, four indoor cats, and numerous feral cats that live in the woods outside of his home.
After graduating college, Reggie spent 15 years in management at JC Penny. In 1990 he left there to take a job at Russ Berrie.
The most prolific stuff toy and gift companies in the industry. He spent the next 21 years at Russ Berrie as an award winning salesman, until the company folded in April of 2011.
He immediately landed at Ganz and spent the next 11 years there as a very successful territory manager. In May of 2020 he left Ganz and joined Cornblatt Associates.
Reggie is married to his wife Robin, has 3 daughters and 4 grandchildren. Additionally, for the past 45 years he has been extremely active refereeing high school basketball and umpiring high school baseball for the Virginia High School League. 16 years ago, Reggie was designated by the real Santa Claus as one of his official helpers.