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R.J. Nemer, JD

Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer, Senior Managing Director

Cleveland, OH

R.J. is the Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer at MAI. He brings over 20 years of client service and marketing experience to the firm.

Prior to joining MAI in 2020, R.J. served as the Senior Vice President & Global head of Golf Clients at IMG, where he planned and implemented strategic global restructuring for IMG Golf and oversaw 100+ professional golfers and their representation. Prior to this, he was the Founder and CEO of one of the largest independently owned golf management and marketing agencies in the world, Icon Sports Management. He founded the agency in 1998 and throughout its lifetime accumulated a number of offices, both domestic and international. Prior to this, he worked as a Judicial Clerk at the Summit County Court of Common Pleas, followed by practicing as an Attorney with a concentration in probate and estate planning at Amer Cunningham Brennan.

He earned his BS in Business Administration from the University of Akron and his JD from the University of Akron School of Law.

He serves as a board member for a number of associations including the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission. He also serves on the Development Board for Walsh Jesuit High School, the Executive Board Committee for the Northern Ohio PGA and is the Co-Chair of the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital's Golf Outing.