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Gary Marcinick

Gary Marcinick


GARY MARCINICK - Cohesion Foundation Officer, President & Founder

Gary Marcinick is a Partner and EVP of Business Development for Budros, Ruhlin & Roe, one of the largest wealth management firms in Ohio. He has over 30 years in the areas of business and relationship development for individual and institutional client business, serving executives, business owners, community leaders, medical professionals and professional athletes.

Gary is an influencer in Columbus, having dedicated most of his career to serving Columbus area organizations. He is on the Board of Directors of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, The Board of Commissioners of the Greater Columbus Sports Commission, the Board of Directors for the Lindy Infante Foundation, and a life member of the Children’s Hospital Development Board to name a few. For his full professional bio, go to:

Gary received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from The Ohio State University. He was a member of the Ohio State Buckeyes’ 1984 Big Ten Championship and Rose Bowl football team. The foundational service work in the Columbus community and his love of Ohio State Athletics for decades led to his development of Cohesion Foundation. He and his wife, Jill, have brought this idea to life in a time where there is no handbook for universities to navigate the ever-changing NIL landscape.

What I love about Ohio State is its interest in doing the right thing for its student-athletes. As a former Ohio State football player and a lifelong passion for Ohio State athletics, I felt a sense of urgency to help get this right for Ohio State. My career in financial services made it glaringly apparent that we needed to rally the business community and alumni to guide these collegiate athletes to understand that it’s not about the money – it’s about the impact. Cohesion will help student leaders be impact players in Columbus and beyond in their lifetime.

Cohesion and Ohio State will be leading the nation in helping student-athletes navigate purpose-driven NIL for good in the community. Cohesion has developed a strong board of directors, comprised of highly respected and tenured leaders with notable accomplishments in the community. As a board, we look forward to working with student-athletes to support and further empower charities.

Gary currently resides in Dublin with his wife, Jill, and they have two grown sons, both who played college sports. Kyle played college football for Yale University and is working in executive recruiting, while Trevor played college hockey for Babson College and is working in the finance and banking industry.

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