About Us

Bizzbag was founded by Mary Brophy, a corporate executive that struggled for years with never finding just the right bag to fit her style. She took her frustration and created new options for similar minded women. Top designer were commissioned to create high end fabric designs that can be personalized. Holding true to her vision and beliefs, she sourced all materials and components within the United States.

The company's mission is to assist business women as well as a bride and her wedding party in flaunting their unique look through customized, stylish and functional bags.

Remember, every Bizzbag is proudly Made in America.

Mary Whitley Brophy

Chief Bizz Officer

Bio

Mary Whitley Brophy - Chief Bizz Officer

Mary Brophy launched Bizzbag in 2008 for trendsetting brides, entrepreneurs and business professionals who want to flaunt their personal brand as a style or personality statement. Her mission was to create premium tote, clutch, messenger, computer and portfolio bags that allowed the savvy chic to merge fashion with function. Anyone can now display their business or personal brand while networking in the boardroom, walking the boardwalk or relaxing at the beach with or without a surfboard.

Prior to Bizzbag, Mary acquired her entrepreneurial spirit from her mother while working in her family business which issued truck permits via facsimile. Mary went on to become a high achiever in sales and sales management positions and working with small businesses in marketing roles.

Mary Whitley Brophy - Chief Bizz Officer

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After graduating from college, she took on technical and product marketing positions for two Fortune 500 companies, Amdahl Corporation and Alcoa. Thereafter, her entrepreneurial ambitions guided her. She co-founded Viasoft, Inc., a computer software company which was later publicaly traded on the NASDQ exchange.

When she left Viasoft, Mary continued working with early-stage technology startups in a consulting and management positions. These small businesses were primarily in the software and Internet sectors, but also included creating and operating a modern art gallery in Fort Collins, Colorado. It was here that Mary saw the need to incorporate individuality and aestheticism with practicality and business.

Mary earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Iowa State University and later earned a Masters in Business Administration from Stanford University. When she's not creating chic bags for the fashion-forward, you can find Mary rollerblading, biking, playing tennis and spending time with her husband and golden retriever on their sailboat.