After more than 20 years as multi-line reps, Bob Black and Rick Tabone of The Identity Group have transitioned to become business services providers with the opening of Blackbone Consulting (PPAI 272643). The company has offices in North Texas and New Mexico.

“We’ve adjusted our MLR sales-focused format to an experience‐based consulting agency to assist new, small and growing suppliers by providing temporary services for permanent results,” says Tabone.

Black adds, “Our overall knowledge of the industry, years of experience and marketing success from owning and operating our rep agency made us realize we can really help others. Blackbone Consulting is dedicated to helping growing promotional product suppliers grow faster and stronger as a result of what we’ve learned over many years. Our focus is shortening the path to success.”