Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer
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 received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Akron, and a JD at the University of Akron School of Law. He serves as board member at a number of associations including the Cleveland Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, Development Board of Walsh Jesuit High School, The Executive Board Committee at PGA of America Northern Ohio Section, and is also Co-Chair at The Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital Golf Outing.