Joe Kubic, CEO
Joe is the CEO and co-founder of The Adcom Group of Companies, which is one of the largest marketing service organizations in Cleveland and the parent company of Adcom Communications, Optiem and Uppercut Motion + Sound. Joe has extensive experience in organizational planning, branding, broadcast production, social influence, traditional and online marketing. His client work includes strategic involvement with prominent organizations, such as Cleveland Clinic, the Cleveland Browns, The Kauffman Foundation, YMCA of the USA, Sherwin-Williams and STERIS. His professional recognitions include being named an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, and receiving the SME Marketer of the Year Award and Kent State University Alumni of the Year Award. Joe joined the board of the American Red Cross Greater Cleveland Chapter in 2006, where he has been deeply involved in the Hero Awards and also co-founded the Red Cross Cup. Joe joined the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland, where he developed the Darnell Jackson Mentoring Challenge in 2010.
A native Clevelander who loves to show off his hometown, Joe joined the board of Positively Cleveland in 2011. Joe graduated in the 2006-2007 class of Leadership Cleveland. Joe holds his BA from Kent State University and MBA from Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management with a dual concentration in marketing and organizational behavior. Joe lives with his wife and three children in Cleveland Heights, where he coaches basketball, football and baseball.
Mark Nuss, Chief Creative Officer
Mark Nuss co-founded Adcom Communications along with Joe Kubic in 1990. Previously, Mark had worked as a graphic designer for IMG, the sports marketing firm that represents renowned athletes such as Tiger Woods and Arnold Palmer. There he art directed event promotions for international brands including Wimbledon, The Orange Bowl and Disney’s Stars On Ice. Mark has built the The Adcom Group's creative department into an award-winning group, taking top honors in showcases including the Addys, the Tellys, Healthcare Marketing Awards, Bank Marketing Awards, and the BMA Tower Awards. Mark himself has produced successful designs for some of the world's most discerning brands, including Disney and Coca Cola Company.
Clyde Miles, Chief Marketing Officer
Clyde oversees the development of innovative internet marketing, website, media, content and design strategies for Optiem clients. Clyde also manages Optiem strategic alliances and integrated communications. Clyde has a history of leading marketing innovation for many high-profile international brands as a Division President at both Bozell Worldwide in Detroit and Meldrum & Fewsmith Communications in Cleveland, and as Vice President and director of client services at DMB&B in Chicago. Clyde is a member of the advisory board of the Kelvin Smith Library at Case Western Reserve University and has spoken at national library conferences on content management and social media. Clyde is also a board member of the Museum of Contemporary Art.