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North Branch Traders is a 6-person sales and marketing agency based in southeastern Pennsylvania. We provide manufacturers with complete account management services including sales, customer service, training, merchandising, inventory management, and marketing for accounts in the Mid-Atlantic territory (NY, NJ, PA, MD, DE, DC) and key national accounts.


We are committed to connecting strong brands with the people who matter most. We look to create and nurture long term relationships between quality manufacturers and our retail partners with the ultimate goal of connecting brands, and their products with the consumer.


Rick Neill

Owner / Principal Sales Rep

Drawing on 25 years of industry experience Rick is responsible for all day-to-day operations and the long term strategic planning of the of the business.  Rick also manages all Key account business within the territory.

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Kevin Carnes

Lead Sales Rep / OluKai Business Manager

Kevin is a veteran sales professional with 20 years experience in the outdoor hard goods, apparel and footwear industries. He is responsible for managing accounts in PA, NJ, and Metro NY as well as all key OluKai accounts. A natural sales person and a proficient prospector, Kevin is always on the lookout for new business opportunities and is very adept at gaining access to the buyers and ultimately developing their businesses.

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Keith Bolen

Yellow Dog Sales

Sales Rep (Surf) - OluKai

Keith is a veteran of the Surf and Snow sports industry. He founded his rep agency, Yellow Dog Sales, 15 years ago and has partnered with North Branch Traders to oversee the sales and service of OluKai in the Surf channel.

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Karla Canamaso

Kai Creative Co.

Design & Marketing

Karla has over 10 years of experience in graphic design and marketing strategies, with 3 of those years as Creative Director for DC Metro’s Hudson Trail Outfitters. She now owns and runs Kai Creative Co., a pioneering design and marketing agency servicing reps and retailers in the outdoor industry. Karla acts as the main marketing contact for our vendors and retailers, as well as provide creative go-to-market ideas and strategies tailored to each of our retailer’s consumers.

When she's not home clicking away at pixels, Karla is either on the road feeding her wanderlust (her travel photos are featured all over her site!), spinning, skiing down a hill or boxing.

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