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B&H Publishing bolsters sales team Print Email
Written by Dave Schroeder   
Monday, 05 January 2015 11:41 AM America/New_York

RickShearhiresB&H Publishing Group, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources has added depth and experience to its sales leadership team with the hiring of Rick Shear, former head of CBA and Ministry Sales at Harper Collins Christian Publishing.

Shear is a veteran in CBA, ministry, and church sales with over 25 years of experience leading teams in the publishing industry. In this new role, Shear is tapped to lead the B&H CBA sales team and also is charged with expanding service to ministries. Over the years he has gained a reputation for developing strategic relationships in the CBA, and also entrepreneurial thinking to better serve the person entering a CBA bookstore.  

“I have known Rick Shear for many years and have a deep respect for who he is and what he has been able to accomplish” shared Fred Evans, B&H Sr. Vice President of Sales. “Our goal at B&H is to continue serving the CBA and ministries with extraordinary service and we believe Rick can us help move to the next level.”

 B&H Publishing has experienced year over year growth in multiple markets, especially CBA in the past few years. Specifically in CBA, B&H has experienced tremendous success with number one best-sellersincluding The Love Dare, The Resolution for Men, and I Am a Church Member, as well as other books to impact the industry like the award-winning HCSB Study Bible, The Big Picture Interactive Storybook Bible and Beth Moore’s Whispers of Hope and Portraits of Devotion.  

“We are blessed to have Rick Shear on our team and we look forward to his servant leadership to our CBA and ministry team,” said B&H President Selma Wilson.